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Auctions, Antiques & The Contemporary Interior | Phillip Thomas, Inc. + Skinner

Skinner welcomes Phillip Thomas, founder and principal of Phillip Thomas Inc. for a collaboration on the catalog for the October 13th European Furniture & Decorative Arts auction.

Auctions are incredible resources for interior designers and their clients. Nevertheless, for many people, the idea of buying at auction can be daunting. There is often great value to be found; however, there is also the commitment of purchasing something that is not returnable and that cannot be taken on approval to try in your home.… Read More

A Beginners Guide: Styles of Jewelry with John Colasacco

John Colasacco,Skinner Fine Jewelry Specialist

 

Our colleagues at Bidsquare sat down with Skinner Fine Jewelry specialist, John Colasacco 

There is a certain level of satisfaction that comes with wearing vintage and antique jewelry that just cannot be contested with present-day makes. For instance, clasping a Cartier bracelet around ones wrist that was forged for the likes of Hollywood stars such as Sofia Loren, Elizabeth Taylor and Audrey Hepburn conveys an air of tribute and elegance that demands prestige.… Read More

The Hot Bid Interviews Judith Dowling on the Record-setting Fencai Vase

Sold for $24.7 Million. Monumental Fencai Flower and Landscape Vase, China, Imperial Qianlong period.

 The Hot Bid’s Sheila Gibson Stoodley recently spoke with Skinner Director of Asian Works of Art, Judith Dowling about the record-setting Chinese Vase sold by Skinner. 

 

What you see: A monumental Fencai Imperial vase dating to the Qianlong period. Skinner sold it in 2014 for $24.7 million– a record for any Chinese work of art sold in the Western world.Read More

Q & A With Katie Banser-Whittle | Skinner New York Regional Director

What drew you to auction?

I was always a bookish kid drawn towards museums and theater. My career in the arts began during college working at art galleries on Royal Street in New Orleans. Although the experience was gratifying, I had always been interested in furthering my education and curious as to what other opportunities the art world had to offer. While completing my Art History graduate degree in London, I was lucky enough to hold positions at the National Gallery and V&A before moving to New York to work in the American Paintings and Sculpture department at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.Read More

Beyond Time: Skinner’s April sale of Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments

Rare Tiffany & Co. No. 2 Astronomical Master Regulator, c. 1880

BOSTON, MA – Skinner, Inc. presents an auction of Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments featuring antique tools and diverse scientific apparatus as well as timepieces of all types in its Marlborough Gallery on April 20 at 10AM.

Previews will be held on April 18, 12PM–5PM, April 19, 12PM–7PM, and April 20, 8AM-9:30AM.

 The top lot is the imposing 96-inch Tiffany & Co.Read More

European Decorative Arts, Ceramics & Silver Featured in April Online Auction

BOSTON, MA – Skinner, Inc. presents an online auction of European Furniture & Decorative Arts in its Boston Gallery, with bidding open from April 2 through 13. Comprising over 600 lots and offering an expansive selection of fine silver, European furniture and decorative arts of the 17th through early 20th centuries.

Lot 1010: George II Sterling Silver Cake Basket

Fine Silver

Over 250 lots of silver with a broad range of flatware and hollowware from the United States, England, and Europe.Read More

Wine Tasting | April 17

Pre-Auction Wine Tasting

Tuesday, April 17, 2018   | 4:30PM – 6PM

RSVP ONLINE

Meet the specialists from the Fine Wines & Rare Spirits department and taste highlights from our Spring online sale (open for bidding April 17 – 25) at Lower Falls Wine Company. 

Limited availability, please RSVP.

Contact Us: finewines@skinnerinc.com

2366 Washington Street Newton Lower Falls MA

 

 

 

 

 

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Fine Musical Instrument Consignment Days

Spring Consignment Events for Fine Musical Instruments

 

Tuesday, March 6 | Marlborough Gallery  

Directions to Skinner Marlborough

1:30PM-4:00PM

Fine Musical Instruments expert Adam Tober will be on hand to provide free verbal evaluations for single items and collections as well as accept consignments for the upcoming 2018 auctions. Call us at 508.970.3216 for more information.

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March 8 & March 9 | Boston Gallery 

Directions to Skinner Boston

10AM – 4PM

Fine Musical Instruments expert Adam Tober will be on hand to provide free verbal evaluations for single items and collections as well as accept consignments for the upcoming 2018 auctions. Call us at 508.970.3216 for more information.… Read More

First Tuesday | March 6 | Marlborough

 

Join us for First Tuesday in Marlborough 

Tuesday, March 6 | 1:30PM – 4PM

Specialists Robin S.R. Starr, Jane Prentiss, Chris Barber, Adam Tober and Judith Dowling will be on hand to evaluate items and accept consignments for upcoming auctions. 

Experts Available in March:

Sam Gilliam (American, b. 1933) Yellow Fan-White Float (Sold for $267,000)

Robin S.R. Starr from American & European Works of Art will be on-hand to evaluate paintings, prints, sculpture, and photography for Skinner’s 2018 auctions.Read More

Americana Gallery Walk | March 2

The Elizabeth White Hadley Chest, Hadley Massachusetts, area, c. 1718, (Lot 16, Estimate: $40,000-60,000)

Friday, March 2, 2018

Join us for an informal tour of auction highlights

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Reception: 5:30PM Gallery Walk: 6PM

Join specialists Stephen Fletcher, Christopher Fox and Chris Barber from our American Furniture & Decorative Arts department for an informal tour of highlights for the March 3rd auction of 360 lots of impressive examples of American craftsmanship.Read More

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