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Skinner is honored to be selling the extraordinary Beacon Hill Collection of John and Marilyn Keane. Highlighted by important 18th and early 19th century American furniture, and exceptional paintings from the China Trade, the collection is set to be offered in a live auction on November 19, at Skinner’s Marlborough gallery.
Devotees of American history and craftsmanship and committed philanthropists, the Keanes for years have been well known members of the Boston arts community. Evident in their collection is an understanding of how deeply important the decorative arts are to the overall understanding of the colonial period and period after independence in America. That understanding carried over, too, to leadership roles at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, where the Newport Furniture Gallery in the American Wing was named in their honor.
We invite you to preview items, ask questions of our specialists, and learn more about the auction process at Skinner. Appointments are required to ensure safety and health; please contact 508.970.3200 or firstname.lastname@example.org.