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November 8 | Classical Salon Featuring the Arneis Quartet

Praised for their "beautiful sound" (Beijing Global Times) the Arneis Quartet is proving to be one of the finest emerging ensembles of its generation.

Praised for their “beautiful sound” (Beijing Global Times) the Arneis Quartet is proving to be one of the finest emerging ensembles of its generation.

Saturday, November 8th, 5:30PM in Boston

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Classical Salon Featuring the Arneis Quartet
Emmanuel Music

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

Skinner Boston Gallery
63 Park Plaza
Boston, MA 02116

Please join us for a Classical Music Reception at the Skinner Boston gallery on Saturday, November 8th featuring the Arneis Quartet. Collaborating with Emmanuel Music‘s “Community Connections” program, the Quartet’s outreach in Boston includes performance, masterclasses and collaborations with students. The Quartet members are on the faculties of Boston University, Brookline Public Schools, the Chestnut Hill School, and act as coaches for the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras.

This reception is held in conjunction with a preview of Skinner’s November 9th Auction of Fine Musical Instruments. A fine Italian violin by Giovanni Francesco Pressenda leads the November Fine Musical Instruments auction, which includes over 300 lots of violins, violas, cellos, and bows along with fretted instruments and woodwinds.

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Skinner Fine Books & Manuscripts Auction Features Letters by Important Literary and Historical Figures

Dickens, Charles (1812-1870) The Christmas Books, Including a Signed Copy of A Christmas Carol (Lot 203, Estimate $20,000-$30,000)

BOSTON, MA – October 28, 2014Skinner, Inc. will present a Fine Books & Manuscripts auction as part of Boston’s traditional fall rare book events. The 38th Boston International Antiquarian Book Fair at the Hynes Convention Center runs during the weekend of November 14-16, and the Skinner auction of 490 lots of historical and literary documents, fine and rare books, prints, and maps commences on Sunday, November 16th, at 10 a.m.… Read More

November 4 | First Tuesdays in Marlborough

Robin Starr

Fine Art Consignment Days

Please join us for our monthly consignment event. Specialists from the Fine Art department will provide complimentary verbal appraisals for paintings, prints, works on paper, sculpture, and photography.

October 31 | Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments Gallery Walk

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.… Read More

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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