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Kentucky Consignment Days | April 20-22

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

Fine Jewelry Appraisal Day | Chatham

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 jewelry@skinnerinc.com

617.874.4313

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Lecture | Heavy Breathing & Plain White Paper

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

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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

Lecture | Silk Brocades, Embroidery, and Kesi

Silk Brocades, Embroidery, and Kesi

A Lecture by artist Jon Eric Riis

THURSDAY, MARCH 16 | RECEPTION 5PM | LECTURE 6PM

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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

March First Tuesday | Marlborough

Join us for First Tuesday in Marlborough

Tuesday, March 7 | 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 March:

LaGina Austin, General Appraisals ♦ Elizabeth Haff, American & European Works of Art ♦ Robin S.R. Starr, American & European Works of Art ♦ John Colasacco, Fine Jewelry

Skinner Marlborough Gallery 274 Cedar Hill Street Marlborough, MA

First come, first served.… Read More

Greater Palm Springs Consignment Days

SATURDAY, MARCH 11 | 10AM-4PM

Meet with Skinner experts Stuart Slavid, Robin Starr, and Devon Eastland at the Edward-Dean Museum & Gardens for a verbal evaluation and possible consignment of your fine art, antiques, books and manuscripts. The cost for verbal appraisal is $10 for one item or three items for $25. All proceeds will go towards the Museum. Please call 951-845-2626 for an appointment, walk-ins will be contingent upon availability.… Read More

Pre-Auction Wine Tasting | February 25

Pre-Auction Wine Tasting

Saturday, February 25 | 1:30PM – 4PM

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Join us for a wine tasting of highlights from the Fine Wine auction and chance to meet experts from Skinner’s Fine Wines department on Saturday, February 25 from 1:30-4:30PM at Lower Falls Wine Company

 

 

 

 

 

2366 Washington Street Newton Lower Falls MA

 Contact Us: finewines@skinnerinc.com

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Lecture | The Hallowed Halls of Scrimshaw | March 3

The Hallowed Halls of Scrimshaw

A Lecture by Stuart M. Frank, PhD

Friday, March 3 |  RECEPTION 5PM  |  LECTURE 6PM

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Stuart M. Frank is Senior Curator Emeritus of the New Bedford Whaling Museum, Director Emeritus of the Kendall Whaling Museum, and Founding Director of the Scrimshaw Forensics® Laboratory. He is the author of the books Ingenious Contrivances, Curiously Carved: Scrimshaw in the New Bedford Whaling Museum; Dictionary of Scrimshaw Artists; More Scrimshaw Artists; Scrimshaw and Provenance; Herman Melville’s Picture Gallery; Jolly Sailors Bold: Ballads and Songs of the American Sailor; The Book of Pirate Songs; Classic Whaling Prints; and numerous articles and monographs about nautical art, history, literature, and music.… Read More

February First Tuesday | Marlborough

Join us for First Tuesday in Marlborough

Tuesday, February 7 | 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 February:

Jane Prentiss, Director, 20th Century Design ♦ Adam Tober, Director, Fine Musical Instruments ♦ Michelle Lamuniere, Specialist, Fine Photographs ♦ Robin S.R. Starr,  Director, American & European Works of Art ♦ Kerry Shrives, Director, Fine Judaica, Silver & Jewelry

Skinner Marlborough Gallery 274 Cedar Hill Street Marlborough, MA

First come, first served.… Read More

An Evening of Russian Culture | January 25 | Boston

Across the Chasm of Foreignness: Art from the Russian and Soviet Empires in the West

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 25  |  RECEPTION 5:30PM  |  LECTURE 6PM

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Anna Winestein, a historian of Russian visual culture, will speak about the international reception of art and artists from the Russian Empire and the Soviet Union in the last 150 years. The lecture will be illustrated with select artworks from Skinner’s January 27 Fine Paintings and Sculpture auction, supplemented with images of artworks in American and European collections.… Read More

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