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Greater Palms Springs Consignment Days

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SATURDAY, MARCH 11 | 10AM-4PM

Meet with Skinner experts Stuart Slavid, Robin Starr, and Devon Eastland at the Edward-Dean Museum & Gardens for a verbal evaluation and possible consignment of your fine art, antiques, books and manuscripts. The cost for verbal appraisal is $10 for one item or three items for $25. All proceeds will go towards the Museum. Please call 951-845-2626 for an appointment, walk-ins will be contingent upon availability.… Read More

Pre-Auction Wine Tasting | February 25

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Pre-Auction Wine Tasting

Saturday, February 25 | 1:30PM – 4PM

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Join us for a wine tasting of highlights from the Fine Wine auction and chance to meet experts from Skinner’s Fine Wines department on Saturday, February 25 from 1:30-4:30PM at Lower Falls Wine Company

 

 

 

 

 

2366 Washington Street Newton Lower Falls MA

 Contact Us: finewines@skinnerinc.com

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Skinner Offers a Worldly Tour of Fine Wines & Rare Spirits in Online Auction, February 23 – March 2

Gaja Sori San Lorenzo 2010 (Estimate $1,300-1,800)

Chateau Mouton Rothschild 1988 (Estimate: $1,600-2,400)

BOSTON, MA – Skinner’s February Fine Wines online auction of over 700 lots features a broad range of cellars and styles from classic Claret to reigning Napa royalty and Pre-Prohibition American whiskey. Highlights include such luminaries as 1982 Cheval Blanc, 1990 Mouton Rothschild, 1990 A. Clape Cornas, an impressive selection of Colgin in original wood, 1919 Old Crow Rye, and Highland Park 1958 40 Year Old.… Read More

Lecture | The Hallowed Halls of Scrimshaw | March 3

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The Hallowed Halls of Scrimshaw

A Lecture by Stuart M. Frank, PhD

Friday, March 3 |  RECEPTION 5PM  |  LECTURE 6PM

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Stuart M. Frank is Senior Curator Emeritus of the New Bedford Whaling Museum, Director Emeritus of the Kendall Whaling Museum, and Founding Director of the Scrimshaw Forensics® Laboratory. He is the author of the books Ingenious Contrivances, Curiously Carved: Scrimshaw in the New Bedford Whaling Museum; Dictionary of Scrimshaw Artists; More Scrimshaw Artists; Scrimshaw and Provenance; Herman Melville’s Picture Gallery; Jolly Sailors Bold: Ballads and Songs of the American Sailor; The Book of Pirate Songs; Classic Whaling Prints; and numerous articles and monographs about nautical art, history, literature, and music.… Read More

American Beauty: Skinner’s American Furniture & Decorative Arts auction on March 4 promises depth, breadth and surprises

Scrimshaw Whale's Tooth with 'Sailor's Farewell' Scene, Mid-19th Century (Lot 166, Estimate: $10,000-15,000)

Scrimshaw Whale’s Tooth with ‘Sailor’s Farewell’ Scene, Mid-19th Century (Lot 166, Estimate: $10,000-15,000)

BOSTON, MA – Skinner Inc.’s upcoming auction of American Furniture & Decorative Arts features over 500 lots, ranging from classic New England case pieces and seating furniture to exceptional ceramics, fine scrimshaw, and very desirable folk paintings. The auction will take place at the Boston Gallery, 63 Park Plaza, on March 4 at 10AM.… Read More

Discovery – Interiors Online offers objects, furniture, and artwork from around the world, February 9 – 17

Distler Electromatic 7500 Toy Car (Estimate: $300-500)

Cycling Act (Estimate: $200-300)

MARLBOROUGH, MA – February 9, 2017 – Skinner, Inc. is hosting Discovery-Interiors, an online-only auction, running from February 9 through February 17. Interested bidders are invited to view items and meet with specialists in person on February 14 from 12-5 PM and on February 15 from 10 AM – 7PM or anytime online.

The auction features furniture, ceramics, memorabilia, Asian art, lighting, fine art, and textiles including:

♦ Over 100 lots of 18th, 19th, & 20th century timepieces including an E.… Read More

Skinner’s January Fine Art Auctions total over $2.8 million, with Modern and Contemporary works leading the way

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Alexander Calder (American, 1898-1976) Untitled (Standing Mobile, c. 1965) (Sold for $471,000)

Outstanding auctions on January 27 offered 475 lots that included a wide choice of pre-20th-century material as well as a notable quantity of Modern and Contemporary artwork in all categories: paintings, sculpture, prints and photographs. Today’s collectors, notes Robin S. R. Starr, Director of American & European Works of Art, are especially eager for 20th and 21st-century material; call it the millennial effect.… Read More

February First Tuesday | Marlborough

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Join us for First Tuesday in Marlborough

Tuesday, February 7 | 1:30PM – 4PM

Skinner experts will provide complimentary verbal auction evaluations during our monthly consignment event on the first Tuesday of each month.

Experts Available in February:

Jane Prentiss, Director, 20th Century Design ♦ Adam Tober, Director, Fine Musical Instruments ♦ Michelle Lamuniere, Specialist, Fine Photographs ♦ Robin S.R. Starr,  Director, American & European Works of Art ♦ Kerry Shrives, Director, Fine Judaica, Silver & Jewelry

Skinner Marlborough Gallery 274 Cedar Hill Street Marlborough, MA

First come, first served.… Read More

The Philip & Patricia Marco Collection: Notable Works of American Indian Art on Auction, February 10

Apache Beaded Hide Doll with Baby Carrier, c. last quarter 19th   century (Lot 59, Estimate: $5,000-7,000)

Micmac Beaded and Silk Applique Decorated Woman’s Hood, c. 1840s (Lot 132, Estimate: $20,000-30,000)

BOSTON, MASkinner, Inc. presents The Philip & Patricia Marco Collection, featuring American Indian art. The 132 lots being offered on February 10 in Boston were acquired primarily in the 1980s when the selection was broad. In addition to its high quality, the material in the auction has the attraction of being fresh to the market.… Read More

Fine Jewelry Appraisal Days

Art Deco Platinum, Diamond, Emerald, and Enamel Brooch, Charlton & Co. (Lot 443, Estimate $15,000-20,000)

Tuesday, January 31 | Providence, RI

Thursday, February 2 | Western Massachusetts

By appointment only.

Skinner’s Fine Jewelry department is inviting consignments for the March 21st Fine Jewelry auction. Experts from Skinner will be in Providence on January 31st and Western Massachusetts on February 2 to view items by appointment only.

To make an appointment please call: 617-874-4313

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