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The Glass Gallery - L H Selman Ltd is a Art gallery located at 410 S Michigan Ave #207, Chicago Loop, Chicago, Illinois 60605, US.
The business is listed under art gallery, auction house category. It has received 15 reviews with an average rating of 4.5 stars.
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- Melissa Farber
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- Jason Lindauer
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- David & Mary Ramos
- 1 year ago
"Amazing selection of glass paperweights - but the real gem here is the fact that as a small time collector I get the same treatment as those spending many, many times the amount I do - and I gotta say that’s a really good feeling. Thanks Selman, you guys rock! 😊"
"Many thanks to the Glass Gallery's leadership for having a professional of the caliber of Paul Berlanga on staff. I am a very new collector of art glass paperweights, having inherited two from my grandmother several years ago. Over the last year, I started to expand my collection and happened upon your website. I made an initial purchase of two smaller weights, one of which was no longer available. What a serendipitous purchase for it was Paul who reached out to counsel me on a potential substitution. Paul’s patient and expert hand has guided me through several subsequent purchases. He has approached every interaction with me with professionalism, sense of humor, and a commitment to making sure that I was not only was satisfied with my purchase, and that it harmonized with my existing collection, but that I grew in my knowledge of the artist's work. Paul operates with integrity and a very clear commitment to his customers. He is deeply knowledgeable and very generous of his time. My initial purchase of a small Deacons and a smallish MacNaught has turned into the purchase of several Mike Hunter pieces and one Drew Ebelhare, all thanks to Paul’s engagement, love for art and the impact its beauty has on one's life, and his steadfast commitment to making sure that I am happy with my purchase. I mentioned to Paul in one of our early conversations that I had seen a MacNaught with a cane in the shape of Texas and without asking, he contacted the artist and located one for me. Please know that thanks to Paul, L.H. Selman has gained a loyal and very happy customer. Your gallery and Paul are consistently my first point of contact for all of paperweight purchases. The quality of the selection, the stellar customer service, and the care taken in the packaging and shipment warrant more than a 5 star review! Paul Berlanga is a gem of a human and a real asset to your gallery, his customers, and to the art glass community!"
"I had a great time checking out all of the glass there, new and old, it was all pretty remarkable. Seeing so much art that’s been around for centuries was a really cool experience. They’re beginning to bring in new contemporary “functional” art which is really exciting to see. I’m definitely looking forward to coming back to check out all the new glass and paperweights on my next trip to Chicago!"
"We had a wonderful time stopping by just across the street from the Art Institute. We run a small art gallery and found it very refreshing to encounter such informed historians behind the works it was even more impressive than the glass art exhibit at the Art Institute. Must see! Please also check out the rest of the fine arts building is so cool I think it even survived the Chicago fire!"
"To be clear from the beginning of this post, we have loved working with L.H. Selman LTD over the years. We purchased our first weight from Larry Selman in the early ’s at the Selman’s Chestnut St. gallery. We lived an hour or so away from the gallery and over the years made a number of trips there and then to the Selman’s Locust St. gallery to see the Selman collection and to sometimes purchase paperweights. We took a break from paperweight collecting around . Our children were getting older and we found we had a number of other things to spend our time on and just lost focus on paperweight collecting. A little later, Larry Selman sold the gallery and the Selman collection was moved to Chicago. We had always purchased our weights at the gallery. We liked being able to see a weight in person and hold it in in our hands before thinking about adding it to our collection. Initially purchasing weights on line was just not the same to us. That all changed when we stopped by the current L.H. Selman Gallery during a trip to Chicago in the summer of . The first person we met at the gallery was Penelope Turgeon. She spent over an hour with us showing us the gallery and catching us up on major events and changes in the art of paperweights since we stopped collecting a decade before. We were both very impressed with Penelope’s knowledge and demeaner. We realized upon returning home to California that our visit to the Selman Gallery and our time spent with Penelope had rekindled our interest in paperweight collecting. Soon after we started participating in the Selman auctions. Since then, we have purchased a number of weights through Selman auctions or directly on the Selman website. We are extremely happy with every weight we have purchased from or through Selman. Every weight purchased has been as advertised. The photography of the weights on the Selman site is excellent and the Selman team has always taken the time to answer our questions or forward additional information to us if needed. We have mainly worked with Penelope and we think she is marvelous and love working with her. We have also had very positive interactions with Paul and Marty. The bottom line is that we have a very high regard for the L.H. Selman brand and really enjoy working with Penelope the Selman team. Our only regret is that we do not live closer to the L.H.Selman Gallery. There is nothing like visiting the Selman gallery and seeing their paperweight collection in person."