Massachusetts College of Art and Design will celebrate the 28th MassArt Auction on Saturday, April 8, 2017. The proceeds of this spectacular night, featuring a live and silent auction, cocktails, and more, will provide vital scholarship aid and academic program support for our deserving students. MassArt is the nation’s only independent public college of art and design and is dedicated to providing an exceptional and affordable education for the next generation of artists and designers.
Antiques and Fine Art Auctions Blog
Skinner expert appraisers and auctioneers discuss antiques, fine art, and collectibles. Keep up on market trends and get collecting tips from antiques experts. Discover the stories behind the art and antiques Skinner offers at auction.
SATURDAY, APRIL 22 | 9AM-12PM
Meet with Skinner experts for a verbal evaluation and possible consignment of your fine art & antiques at Liberty Hall in Frankfort, KY. The cost for verbal appraisal is $10 for one item or three items for $25. All proceeds will go towards the Liberty Hall Historic Site. Walk-ins welcome, reservations recommended.
THURSDAY, APRIL 20 | FRIDAY, APRIL 21 | SATURDAY, APRIL 22
House calls are available in Frankfort and surrounding cities on a limited basis on April 20, 21 and 22.… Read More
Join us for First Tuesday in Marlborough
Tuesday, April 4 | 1:30PM – 4PM
Skinner experts will provide complimentary verbal auction evaluations during our monthly consignment event on the first Tuesday of each month.
Experts Available in April:
Skinner Marlborough Gallery 274 Cedar Hill Street Marlborough, MA
First come, first served.… Read More
MONDAY, APRIL 3 | CHATHAM, MA
By Appointment Only.
Reserve an appointment with Skinner’s Fine Jewelry Department for a complimentary verbal auction evaluation and possible consignment of your Fine Jewelry for our upcoming June 27 auction. Skinner presents four fine jewelry auctions annually and regularly realizes outstanding prices at auction.
For appointments contact:
Fine Jewelry Department email@example.com
BOSTON, MA – Skinner, Inc. will present an auction of European Furniture & Decorative Arts & Fine Silver in its Boston Gallery on Friday, April 7 at 10AM. With over 650 lots on offer, the auction will feature an expansive selection of fine silver and European fine and decorative arts of the 16th through early 20th centuries.… Read More
Heavy Breathing and Plain White Paper, or How to Become and Expert on Antique Silver
A Lecture by Janine E. Skerry, Curator of Metals, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
THURSDAY, APRIL 6 | RECEPTION 5PM | LECTURE 6PM
How can one assess the state of a fine old silver tankard or tablespoon when caught unexpectedly at an auction or antiques store without a trusty XRF apparatus nearby? Join Janine Skerry in the pursuit of silver connoisseurship fundamentals on the fly as techniques like heavy breathing and the use of plain white paper are explained.… Read More
MARLBOROUGH, MA – Skinner, Inc. is hosting a live auction of Country Americana on March 23 at 10AM. The auction will feature approximately 450 lots of rustic and refined pieces of Americana furniture, signs, paintings, wrought iron, glass, pewter, and wooden wares.
Flora and Fauna
The auction offers a wooden menagerie, highlighted by a large carved wood owl (Lot 45, Estimated between $800-1,200) and a carved and painted eagle (Lot 4, $1,000-1,500) along with a dozen other carved and painted whales, dolphins and shorebirds.… Read More
In 2015, Bobbie Oskarson of Longmont Colorado visited the Crater of Diamonds State Park in Murfreesboro, Arkansas. For an $8 fee, visitors are allowed to dig for diamonds in the “Pig Pen,” a 37-acre field which gets its name from the all the mud created after a rainfall. She and her boyfriend visited the park on a whim. It was a hot and sunny day, and within twenty minutes of her arrival, Oskarson was in search of some shade.… Read More
BOSTON, MA – March 2, 2017 – Skinner presents its first Fine Jewelry auctions of 2017 with two exceptional auctions occurring in March. The live auction on Tuesday, March 21 will feature over 500 lots of antique, period, and contemporary jewelry, highlighted by the collections of Leah Gordon and Carol Ferranti.… Read More
Silk Brocades, Embroidery, and Kesi
A Lecture by artist Jon Eric Riis
THURSDAY, MARCH 16 | RECEPTION 5PM | LECTURE 6PM
Considered by many to be the nation’s leading contemporary tapestry artist, Jon Eric Riis has perhaps more than any other artist taken the ancient craft of hand-woven tapestry to the level of important contemporary fine art. Often imbuing his subject matter with highly critical social and cultural ideas, Riis’ provocative art is as important for its content as it is for its stunning execution and unmatched technical prowess.… Read More