Skinner

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Stephen L. Fletcher

Partner/Executive Vice President and Chief Auctioneer
Director of American Furniture & Decorative Arts
508-970-3000

Stephen L. Fletcher

Partner/Executive Vice President and Chief Auctioneer
Director of American Furniture & Decorative Arts

Skinner Inc.

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Stephen Fletcher, Executive Vice President of Skinner, Inc. and Director of the Americana department, is widely regarded as one of the world’s foremost experts on Early American Furniture, American Decorative Arts and Folk Art. His work over the past forty years as chief auctioneer and appraiser for Skinner has earned him a deserved reputation as a highly versatile art and antique generalist. Under his skillful eye, the department has grown considerably, making Skinner one of the most formidable auction houses in the world for fine American furniture and decorative arts.

As Chief Auctioneer for Skinner, Steve can be seen regularly at the Skinner auction podium and he carries a full schedule of institutional and estate appraisals. He is often sought out as a source of knowledge on early American life, and eagerly lends his expertise to the media, museums, historical societies, and non-profit institutions. Steve is also a popular appraiser on the PBS television series Antiques Roadshow.

Steve is an avid supporter of the Provincetown Art Association and Museum, Historic New England, Old Sturbridge Village, Historic Deerfield, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

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Watch Stephen L. Fletcher on the PBS TV series Antiques Roadshow:

Gilded Iron Weathervane, ca. 1825
APPRAISED VALUE: $15,000-$25,000 (2013)

1849 Ohio Carved Powder Horn
APPRAISED VALUE: $10,000-$15,000

Fish Trade Sign, ca. 1855
APPRAISED VALUE: $10,000-$15,000

Carved Wooden American Eagle, ca. 1850
APPRAISED VALUE: $6,000-$8,000

Carved Soldier Whirligig, ca. 1860
APPRAISED VALUE: $10,000-$15,000

1812 American Needlework Sampler
APPRAISED VALUE: $20,000-$30,000

Philadelphia Card Table, ca. 1760
APPRAISED VALUE: $250,000-$350,000

Late 18th-Century American Folk Art Child’s Portrait
APPRAISED VALUE: $30,000-$50,000

1924 Glenn Hale Folk Art Painting
APPRAISED VALUE: $10,000-$15,000

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