Kerry Shrives

Senior Vice President
Director of Information & Technology
Director of Fine Judaica

Kerry Shrives

Senior Vice President
Director of Information & Technology
Director of Fine Judaica

Skinner Inc.




Kerry Shrives has more than 20 years experience as an appraiser and auctioneer of fine arts & antiques, having joined Skinner as a cataloger in the European Furniture and Decorative Arts department in 1989.

From 1993 until 2011, Kerry was the director of the Discovery department, overseeing monthly auctions of eclectic, affordable estate furnishings and decorative arts from the last three centuries. Under her stewardship, the Discovery department sold, on average, twenty thousand lots annually in its monthly auctions and won the Best of Boston award for the “Antiques: West of Boston” category in her final year. In 1994, she established the Judaica department, giving Skinner the distinction of being one of the few auction houses specializing in antique Judaica.

Kerry is a regular commentator and contributor to a variety of publications and broadcast media outlets, including The Boston Globe, Yankee Magazine, Maine Antiques Digest, and National Public Radio. She regularly conducts benefit events for non-profit and commercial organizations nationwide. Since 1996, Kerry has been a regular participant in the Public Television series, Antiques Roadshow.

Kerry has also played a key role in operations at Skinner. Her deep knowledge of the auction business and entrepreneurial nature have helped to grow Skinner’s presence internationally. Kerry led the introduction of online initiatives, introducing the company’s first interactive website and real-time internet bidding for all Skinner auctions. As the Director of Information and Technology, she manages the IT infrastructure for Skinner and is continually evaluating how to use technology to improve the customer experience and maintain competitive advantage.

Kerry is a member of the Furniture History Society, the Decorative Arts Society, the Victorian Society, and the Friedman Society. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in history from Smith College, and earned a Master’s degree in the History of Art from the University of London. Kerry is also an alumna of the Attingham Study Programme.


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Harry Bertoia Spray Sculpture, ca. 1965
APPRAISED VALUE: $50,000-$100,000

François-Raoul Larche Bronze, ca. 1900
APPRAISED VALUE: $2,500-$3,500

Jeanne Urich Marble Sculpture, ca. 1950
APPRAISED VALUE: $4,000-$7,500

Christophe Fratin Bronze Sculpture, ca. 1860
APPRAISED VALUE: $3,000-$5,000

1882 Victor Chemin Bronze Hound & Hare
APPRAISED VALUE: $20,000-$30,000

1940 Walter Hancock Plaster Bust

Judaic Tzedakah Box, ca. 1850

Boris Schatz Book & Bronze Plaque
APPRAISED VALUE: $1,200-$1,750

Ilya Schor Silver Necklace, ca. 1950
APPRAISED VALUE: $5,000-$7,000

Viennese Silver & Enamel Footed Bowl, ca. 1880
APPRAISED VALUE: $2,000-$2,500 

Bronze Attributed to Renée Sintenis, ca. 1950
APPRAISED VALUE: $10,000-$15,000 

C. Paul Jennewein Bronze, ca. 1925
APPRAISED VALUE: $6,000-$8,000 

Georges Van der Straeten Sculpture, ca. 1890
APPRAISED VALUE: $6,000-$8,000

A.H. Huntington “Yawning Tiger” Bronze
APPRAISED VALUE: $25,000-$35,000

1927 Allan Clark Bronze Sculptures
APPRAISED VALUE: $8,000-$12,000 

20th-Century German Silver Hanukkah Menorah

Austrian Enameled Vessel, ca. 1880
APPRAISED VALUE: $40,000-$60,000 

George Rickey Kinetic Sculpture, ca. 1958
APPRAISED VALUE: $10,000-$15,000 

Evgeny Naps Bronze, ca. 1880
APPRAISED VALUE: $8,000-$10,000 

Raoul Larche Loie Fuller Lamp, ca. 1900
APPRAISED VALUE: $25,000-$35,000

1879 René de Saint-Marceaux Bronze
APPRAISED VALUE: $15,000-$20,000 

Roycroft Copper Vase, ca. 1910
APPRAISED VALUE: $2,500-$6,000

1905 Solon Borglum “Horse Grazing” Bronze
APPRAISED VALUE: $20,000-$30,000

Daniel Chester French Bronzes, ca. 1898
APPRAISED VALUE: $20,000-$30,000

English Marquetry Table, ca. 1880
APPRAISED VALUE: $7,000-$9,000

Judaic Etrog Box, ca. 1920
APPRAISED VALUE: $4,000-$6,000

18th-Century Dutch Silver-Mounted Tanach
APPRAISED VALUE: $8,000-$10,000

Charles Raphael Peyre Bronze, ca. 1900

1918 Harriet Whitney Frishmuth Bronze

1924 Paul Troubetzkoy Sculpture

1932 Adolf Wolff Bronze
APPRAISED VALUE: $4,000-$6,000 

1928 Demetre Chiparus “Persian Dancers” Bronze
APPRAISED VALUE: $100,000-$150,000

Brass Argand Lamp, ca. 1835
APPRAISED VALUE: $8,000-$10,000 

Alfred Daguet Letter Box, ca. 1910

Anna Hyatt Huntington Bronze Bear Cub, ca. 1910

Jean-Léon Gérôme Bronze and Marble Figure, “Woman With a Veil,” ca. 1890
APPRAISED VALUE: $60,000-$80,000 

Albert Ernest Carrier-Belleuse Bronze, ca. 1855 “Danseur Napolitain a la Mandoline”

Edward Wittig Bronze, ca. 1925

Edward Onslow Ford Bronze, ca. 1885

Tiffany Studios “Saxifrage” Candlestick, ca. 1905
APPRAISED VALUE: $15,000-$20,000 

European Desk, ca. 1900
APPRAISED VALUE: $3,000-$5,000 

English Chest-on-Frame, ca. 1900


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