20th Century Design

With an eye for excellent design and superior quality, the 20th Century Design department curates auctions of furnishings, ceramics, glass, lighting, and art by the top tier of modern and contemporary designers.





Appraisal and Auction Services

Skinner 20th Century Design auctions offer the very best designs at auctions twice each year, attracting a following of savvy collectors, interior designers, dealers, and celebrities. Master designers we offer at auction include: Tiffany, Handel, Webb, Schneider, Rene Lalique, Georg Jensen, Arthur Stone, Dirk Van Erp, Josef Hoffman, Albert Paley, Grueby, Saturday Evening Girls, Marblehead, Voulkos, Scheier, Natlzer, Takaezu, Picasso, Gustav Stickley, George Nakashima, Wendell Castle, Philip & Kelvin Laverne, Knoll, Herman Miller, Vladimir Kagan, Paul Evans, Hans Wegner and other Scandanavian designers.

The 20th Century Design department specializes in Glass & Lighting, Modern Design Furniture, 20th Century Pottery, and other Fine Design.

Modern Design Appraisal and Consignment

20th Century Design specialists at Skinner know great design. Our experts bring a depth of knowledge and an astute understanding of the current market to every appraisal and evaluation. Meet with a modern and contemporary design specialist at our Boston and Marlborough Galleries, or submit items for evaluation online. Contact us to learn more about your valuable modern furnishings and décor of high quality. The Skinner 20th Century Design department delivers personalized service and thoughtful marketing for your consignments. Learn about selling at Skinner.

Buying Modern Design at Auction

A Skinner 20th Century Design auction is the place for collectors or home owners in search of great design and high quality furnishings and décor from the Art Nouveau, Arts and Crafts, Art Deco, Mid-century Modern and Studio movements. You will find offerings of art glass, lighting, metalwork, paintings and sculpture, silver, art pottery, and many furniture options. Learn about buying at Skinner.

Contact Us

20th Century Design
274 Cedar Hill Street
Marlborough, MA 01752
Phone: 508-970-3253
Fax: 508-970-3100


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