Deputy Director, European Furniture & Decorative Arts and Fine Silver
Deputy Director, European Furniture & Decorative Arts and Fine SilverSkinner Inc.
Stephanie Opolski is responsible for cataloging, researching and marketing a wide range of objects in the European Furniture & Decorative Arts department, as well as the Fine Silver department. Prior to joining Skinner in 2012, Stephanie interned with Haughton International Fairs in London and New York, working closely with fair organizers and their roster of renowned international dealers and clients.
Stephanie earned her Bachelor of Arts degree at the College of the Holy Cross in Art History with a self-developed minor in Russian and Eastern European Cultural Studies. She received her Master’s degree at Sotheby’s Institute in Fine and Decorative Arts, where she focused her studies on European furniture, an area in which she has developed a personal interest. Stephanie also regularly attends courses at the Rhode Island School of Design and continuing education programs sponsored by the Appraisers Association of America. She is a member of the American Ceramic Circle, the New York Silver Society, and the Decorative Arts Society.
From Ballet Russes inspired bronzes to hallmarks on an 18th century English teapot, Stephanie enjoys the opportunity to research something new each day. She is particularly interested in the translation of original, period designs in the Revival styles of the 19th century, as well as the interaction and adaption of Eastern aesthetics in the decorative arts of Western culture.