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October 31 | Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments Gallery Walk

Monumental Tiffany & Company Quarter-chiming Mahogany Floor Clock (Lot 447, Estimate $90,000-$120,000)

Monumental Tiffany & Company Quarter-chiming Mahogany Floor Clock (Lot 447, Estimate $90,000-$120,000)

Friday, October 31st, 6PM in Marlborough

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Reception: 5-6PM
Gallery Walk: 6-6:30PM

Skinner Marlborough Gallery
274 Cedar Hill Street
Marlborough MA, 01752

Join us for a tour of auction highlights

All are welcome to attend a free event at the Skinner Marlborough Gallery. Robert C. Cheney, Department Director, will present highlights from the November 1, 2014 auction of Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments featuring Historic Arms & Militaria.

From enameled French mantel clocks to an impressive selection of tall clocks as well as antique and modern watches, the November auction offers something for everyone with an interest in horology. In addition, the auction features scientific instruments, antique vehicles, and a selection of historic arms & militaria.

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Italian Violins and Fine Bows Highlight Fine Musical Instruments Auction at Skinner

Fine Italian Violin, Joannes Franciscus Pressenda, Turin, c. 1835 (Lot 20, Estimate $180,000-$220,000)

BOSTON, MA – March 17, 2014 – Skinner, Inc., the only American auction house hosting in-person sales of exceptional, high-quality instruments, will present an auction of Fine Musical Instruments on November 9, 2014. A fine Italian violin by Giovanni Francesco Pressenda leads the auction, which includes over 300 lots of violins, violas, cellos, and bows along with fretted instruments and woodwinds.

Violins, Violas & Cellos

Giovanni Francesco Pressenda was perhaps the most important Italian violin maker of the 19th century and certainly is considered among the very best of the Turin school.… Read More

October 25 | Collectors’ Forum at Old Sturbridge Village

Collectors' Forum at Old Sturbridge Village

Saturday, October 25, 9AM to 4PM, Old Sturbridge Village

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Bucket Town: Four Centuries of Toymaking and Coopering in Hingham

$90 per person $80 for OSV Members Please note: Lunch and morning coffee is included.

Skinner is pleased to be the presenting sponsor for the Bucket Town exhibition.

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Best Buckets and Boxes: My Lifelong Pursuit of Hingham and Shaker Craftsmanship

David Schorsch, a nationally renowned American antiques dealer and scholar, will speak about his many successes in unearthing masterpieces of early Hingham and Shaker craftsmanship.… Read More

Auction of Historic Arms & Militaria Features Objects from the Collection of Fort Ticonderoga

French and Indian War Powder Horn of Rufus Hill, mid to late 1750s (Lot 101, Estimate $4,000-$6,000)

MARLBOROUGH, MA – October 14, 2014 – Skinner, Inc. will hold an auction of Historic Arms & Militaria on November 1, 2014 at 10 AM in Marlborough, in conjunction with a Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments auction. Skinner continues to expand its offerings of militaria and is pleased to present arms from the collection of Fort Ticonderoga.

A Clocks, Instruments & Militaria – Online auction will also be open for bidding from October 28th through November 4th, 2014.… Read More

Little Red Sports Cars: From the Model T to the Ferrari

1980 Ferrari 308GTSI, VIN# 8A0032639 (Lot 1, Estimate $28,000-$32,000)

Many people express their individuality through their automobile. Apart from make, model and performance, color is an important factor, and red has always been a classic, sporty choice. In the young adult book The Red Car by Don Stanford, a teen boy falls in love with a little red sports car, a story that car lovers around the world can easily connect with.

Why do we love red? The color represents energy, excitement, and speed, and it’s one of the first colors the human eye can see.… Read More

Skinner Presents Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments at Auction on November 1

Monumental Tiffany & Company Quarter-chiming Mahogany Floor Clock (Lot 447, Estimate $90,000-$120,000)

MARLBOROUGH, MA – October 11, 2014 – Skinner, Inc. will hold an auction of Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments on November 1, 2014 in Marlborough, MA, featuring European, American, and Japanese clocks. From enameled French mantel clocks to an impressive selection of tall clocks as well as antique and modern watches, the auction offers something for everyone with an interest in horology. In addition, the auction features antique vehicles and a selection of Historic Arms & Militaria.… Read More

October 25 | Gallery Talk with Blacksmith Derek Heidemann

Small Wrought Iron Revolving Broiler, America, late 18th/early 19th century (Lot 41, Estimate $300-$500)
Saturday, October 25, 2014, 12PM, Boston

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Please join us for an afternoon with blacksmith Derek Heidemann, owner of Resurrection Iron Works in Millbury, Massachusetts. Heidemann will take us through the process of reproducing a revolving broiler (Lot 41) from the The Howard Roth Collection.

The reproduced revolving broiler will be raffled off at the end of the event.

Skinner Boston Gallery 63 Park Plaza Boston, MA 02116

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Interiors, Dolls, and Collectibles at Auction, October 9th through 17th

Bru Jne R French Bisque Socket Head Doll (Lot 1108, Estimate $2,000-  $3,000)

MARLBOROUGH, MA – October 8, 2014 – Skinner is hosting an auction of Interiors, Dolls, and Collectibles – Online from Thursday, October 9th through Friday, October 17th. Bidders are invited to view all auction lots online or in person at the Skinner Marlborough Gallery on October 14th and 15th.

This online auction features American, European, and Asian decorative arts, artwork and furnishings as well as collections of German and French dolls, model trains, lithographed tin biscuit tins, ephemera and more.… Read More

Skinner to Spotlight American Furniture & Decorative Arts on October 26

Scrimshaw Whale's Tooth Showing the Frances of New Bedford, Frederick Myrick, Nantucket, c. 1828-29 (Lot 236, Estimate $150,000-$250,000)

BOSTON, MA – October 7, 2014A scrimshaw whale’s tooth by Frederick Myrick of Nantucket leads an impressive array of nautical antiques, American antique furniture, folk art, textiles, and more at Skinner, Inc.’s American Furniture & Decorative Arts Auction on October 26th. Several private collections will also be offered, including Part II of The Howard Roth Collection of Early American Iron.

The Howard Roth Collection of Early American Iron, Part II

The October auction represents the last opportunity for bidders to purchase a piece from the finest and most comprehensive collection of early American iron ever assembled.… Read More

Stylish Living in New York City: The Greenberg and Faraminian Collection

The lavish interior of this New York City apartment felt like a glimpse back in time

An army veteran, Dr. Jesse Greenberg graduated from Rosalind Franklin School of Medicine in Chicago in 1954. His partner, William Faraminian, pursued a career with the United Nations. Dr. Greenberg and Mr. Faraminian split their time between New Jersey and an apartment on Sutton Place in New York City, where they stayed as they enjoyed the ballet, opera, and the arts.

In addition to these interests, Dr. Greenberg and Mr. Faraminian strongly supported the gay rights movement as it progressed from the aftermath of the Stonewall riots towards equality, knowing full well the risk to their careers in medicine and diplomacy.… Read More

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