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Palm Springs Consignment Day | The Edward-Dean Museum

Stuart Slavid, Vice President and Director of European Furniture & Decorative Arts, Fine Silver and Fine Ceramics

Stuart Slavid, Vice President and Director of European Furniture & Decorative Arts, Fine Silver and Fine Ceramics

Palm Springs Consignment Day

The Edward-Dean Museum

Saturday, May 2, 2015
10AM-4PM

The Edward-Dean Museum
9401 Oak Glen Road
Cherry Valley, CA 92223
Appointments: 951.845.2626

Reserve an appointment with Skinner experts specializing in Fine Art, Fine Jewelry, Fine Silver and Decorative Arts.The cost for verbal appraisal is $10 for one item or three items for $25. All proceeds will go towards the Edward-Dean Museum educational programming or conservation of artifacts. Please call for an appointment, walk-ins will be contingent upon availability.

House calls will be available on a limited basis May 3 & 4. To request a house call please contact Stuart Slavid directly at 508-335-3041.

 

 

Adopt-a-Book 2015 with the American Antiquarian Society

Roberts III, John (1724-1778) Manuscript Memorandum and Account Books . Offered in the upcoming Fine Books & Manuscripts spring auction.

Roberts III, John (1724-1778) Manuscript Memorandum and Account Books. Offered in the upcoming spring book auction: May 27- June 7, 2015

Massachusetts is home to a wealth of institutional rare book libraries and special collections, private and public. Collecting groups, college and town libraries, historical societies, and museums contain an astonishing depth of irreplaceable monuments to our collective social and intellectual history.… Read More

Skinner, Inc. Announces First Online Fine Jewelry Auction

Perfume Bottle Bag, Chanel (Lot 1041, Estimate $3,000-$5,000)

Perfume Bottle Bag, Chanel (Lot 1041, Estimate $3,000-$5,000)

Spotlight Shines on Cartier, Chanel, Hermes, Robert Lee Morris & More

BOSTON, MA – April 22, 2015 Skinner, Inc. is pleased to announce its first ever online auction devoted entirely to Fine Jewelry. Beginning on Thursday, April 23rd and running until Thursday, April 30th, the sale will offer nearly 200 lots and feature some of the biggest names in jewelry, including Cartier, Hermès, Chanel, Van Cleef & Arpels, Robert Lee Morris and many more.… Read More

April 25 | Classical Salon featuring The Vasari String Quartet

The Vasari String Quartet is a vibrant, young, Boston-based ensemble comprised of undergraduate students at the New England Conservatory of Music. Hailing from Washington DC, Chicago, Sydney, and Shanghai, these four musicians share a vision that chamber music embodies both intellectual and emotional vitality. (left to right Brian Hong, Jing Peng, Harriet Langley, Alexander Hersh)

The Vasari String Quartet is a vibrant, young, Boston-based ensemble comprised of undergraduate students at the New England Conservatory of Music. Hailing from Washington DC, Chicago, Sydney, and Shanghai, these four musicians share a vision that chamber music embodies both intellectual and emotional vitality. (left to right Brian Hong, Jing Peng, Harriet Langley, Alexander Hersh)

Saturday April 25th, 5:30PM in Boston

Classical Salon Featuring the VASARI STRING QUARTET, Honors string quartet at New England Conservatory

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Reception 5:30-7PM Free and open to the public

Skinner Boston Gallery 63 Park Plaza, Boston

Please join us for a Classical Music Reception at the Skinner Boston gallery on Saturday, April 25 featuring the Vasari String Quartet.… Read More

April 23 | Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments Gallery Walk

Joseph Nye Dunning Wall Clock, Burlington, Vermont, c. 1820 (Lot 50, $15,000-$25,000)

Joseph Nye Dunning Wall Clock, Burlington, Vermont, c. 1820 (Lot 50, $15,000-$25,000)

April 23rd in Marlborough

Join us for a tour of auction highlights

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Reception: 5:30PM Gallery Walk: 6PM

Skinner Specialists, Jonathan Dowling and Paul Dumanoski will present highlights from the April 25th Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments auction.

This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

Skinner Marlborough Gallery 274 Cedar Hill Street, Marlborough

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Skinner, Inc. Announces Fine Musical Instruments at Auction on April 26th

Modern Italian Violin, Gaetano Sgarabotto, Milan, c. 1920 (Lot 18, Estimate $34,000-$38,000)

Modern Italian Violin, Gaetano Sgarabotto, Milan, c. 1920 (Lot 18, Estimate $34,000-$38,000)

BOSTON, MA – April 13, 2015 Skinner, Inc., the only American auction house hosting in-person auctions of high-quality musical instruments, is pleased to announce its next Fine Musical Instruments auction on April 26th. This sale will feature nearly 400 lots, highlighting a strong selection of violins, violas, bows, and cellos, a small but intriguing collection of ukuleles, fine woodwind instruments, collectible publications, sheet music and more.… Read More

Skinner to Present Mechanical Wonders During Live Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments Auction, April 25

Nathaniel Hill 2 1/2-inch Pocket Globe, c. 1754 (Lot 223, Estimate $5,000-$7,000)

Nathaniel Hill 2 1/2-inch Pocket Globe, c. 1754 (Lot 223, Estimate $5,000-$7,000)

Online Auction to Also Spotlight Militaria

BOSTON, MA – April 10, 2015Skinner, Inc. will host a live auction of Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments on April 25th, featuring nearly 300 lots and covering a range of mechanical masterpieces, from fine American and European timekeepers to musical clocks, early navigational instruments, intriguing automata and more.… Read More

The Art of Carved Birds

Jess Blackstone Miniature Carved and Painted Blackburnian Warbler Figure, Sold for: $1,593

Crowell Carved and Painted Woodcock Ornamental Mantel Figure, A. Elmer Crowell (1862-1952), Sold for: $18,960

For amateur naturalists and birders, like my wife and I, one of the most appealing categories of items we sell in Skinner’s American Furniture & Decorative Arts Department is carved birds. The carvings, often painted, come in all types – from “working” decoys by master decoy carvers of the first half of the 20th century like the Ward Brothers of Crisfield, Maryland; to decorative mantle-carvings popularized by the most well-known decoy carver of all, A.… Read More

Meet the Experts | Invitation to Consign

Chris Barber, Deputy Director, American Furniture & Decorative Arts

Chris Barber, Deputy Director, American Furniture & Decorative Arts

Invitation to Consign

Saturday, April 11, 11AM-3:30PM

Thursday, April 16th, 12-7PM

63 Park Plaza, Boston, MA

Office Location & Directions Americana

Paintings & Sculpture

Prints & Photographs

Jewelry & Fine Silver

Asian Art

20th Century Design

Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments

Antique Firearms & Militaria

Books & Manuscripts

Oriental Rugs

European Antiques

Wine, Spirits & Ales

American Indian & Tribal Art

Musical Instruments

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Discovery – Interiors and Studio Paintings online at Skinner in April

Frederick Lynch (American, b. 1935)  Tablepiece (Inspected) (Lot 1190, Estimate $800-$1,200)

Frederick Lynch (American, b. 1935) Tablepiece (Inspected) (Lot 1190, Estimate $800-$1,200)

MARLBOROUGH, MA – March 31, 2015 – Skinner is hosting a live Discovery – Interiors auction in its Marlborough, MA Gallery on Thursday, April 9th at 10 A.M. and an online-only auction of Studio Paintings with bidding open from April 2nd through the 10th. Both auctions may be viewed in person at the Marlborough Gallery on April 7th and 8th or online at any time.… Read More

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