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Pre-Auction Wine Tasting | August 8

MONDAY, AUGUST 8 | 4PM-6PM | NEWTON, MA

Please join Bonhams Skinner Fine Wine and Rare Spirits Specialists Marie KeepLouis Krieger and Joseph Hyman to taste a selection of wines and spirits culled from our upcoming August online auction. Whether you’re interested in back vintage Bordeaux and Burgundy, hidden gem producers from the Loire and Pacific Northwest or looking to broaden your whiskey palate, this is one tasting you won’t want to miss!… Read More

First Tuesday | August 2 | Marlborough & Online

Join Us in Marlborough or online for First Tuesday!

TUESDAY, AUGUST 2 | 2:00-4:30PM

We invite you to join us in person in Marlborough or online for our First Tuesday on August 2. For a virtual appraisal, submit your items anytime by the 2nd and Bonhams Skinner specialists from all departments will be on hand on Tuesday to evaluate items and respond by email.

For those attending in person in Marlborough, please SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT.… Read More

Summer is for Entertaining!

Phillip Thomas, Bonhams Skinner’s Designer in Residence, and Founder of Phillip Thomas Inc., speaks on summer entertaining with pieces from our upcoming European Décor and Design online auction.

“Summer is for entertaining!

I love any reason to throw a get together whether it is cozy fall cocktails, a festive holiday dinner in the winter, or a spring brunch when everyone is relieved to see the earth waking up and the flowers burst open to bring us color again but SUMMER, summer is my favorite!… Read More

First Tuesday | July 5 | Marlborough & Online

Join Us in Marlborough or online for First Tuesday!

TUESDAY, JULY 5 | 1:30-4PM

We invite you to join us in person in Marlborough or online for our First Tuesday on July 5. For a virtual appraisal, submit your items anytime by the 5th and Bonhams Skinner specialists from all departments will be on hand on Tuesday to evaluate items and respond by email.

For those attending in person in Marlborough, please SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT. There is a 3 item maximum per person.… Read More

Art in Your Home

Phillip Thomas, Bonhams Skinner’s Designer in Residence, and Founder of Phillip Thomas Inc., speaks on art in your home with pieces from our June 29, 2022 Modern & Contemporary Art auction.

“There is nothing that brings a space ALIVE like a fabulous piece of art whether that be a painting, sculpture, or even a collection. You can have the most beautiful architecture or furniture but until you layer in meaningful pieces, items that are special to you, it is not complete.… Read More

June Auctions Feature Impressive Lots from Old Masters to Pop Art

MARLBOROUGH, MA — Bonhams Skinner will host a live auction of Modern & Contemporary Art on June 29, 2022, starting at 10 a.m. in the Marlborough gallery. The sale will include paintings, sculpture and works of art on paper from the 20th and 21st centuries. Highlights include incredible works from Yayoi Kusama, Robert Rauschenberg, Tom Wesselmann and more. Coinciding with the Modern and Contemporary Auction will be a timed online auction of European Fine Art running from June 20-30, 2022, featuring around 50 paintings and drawings from the Old Masters to the 20th century.… Read More

Bonhams Skinner Announces Its Third Sale of Eclectic Objects from the Jim Dixon Collection
Art & Antiques | Jim Dixon Collection

MARLBOROUGH, MA – Bonhams Skinner is pleased to present Art & Antiques | Jim Dixon Collection, the next sale from the Jim Dixon Collection auction series. Featuring more than 300 lots of Japanese, Chinese, Middle Eastern, American, and African art, antiques and vintage collectibles, the auction will run online June 5, 2022 – June 15, 2022. Previews will be available June 10, 13 and 14.

Highly regarded for his collection of rugs and textiles (which has come to be known as the ‘Hesperides Collection’) Dixon also sought out an eclectic range of objects throughout his lifetime that complimented his primary passion for early carpets.… Read More

First Tuesday | June 7 | Marlborough & Online

Join Us in Marlborough or online for First Tuesday!

TUESDAY, JUNE 7 | 1:30-4PM

We invite you to join us in person in Marlborough or online for our First Tuesday on June 7 For a virtual appraisal, submit your items anytime by the 7th and Skinner specialists from all departments will be on hand on Tuesday to evaluate items and respond by email.

For those attending in person in Marlborough, please SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT. There is a 3 item maximum per person.… Read More

Pre-Auction Wine Tasting | June 1

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 1 | 4PM-6:30PM | NEWTON, MA

With the warm weather upon us, we invite you to an exciting tasting of reds, whites and bubbles from the Old and New World alike! The tasting will include a selection of wines hand-picked by Skinner Fine Wine Specialists Marie Keep and Louis Krieger from the upcoming June 6-16 online auction.

Featuring a combination of current releases and rare, back vintage bottlings (our two most recent events included a 100 year old bottle of Grand Cru Burgundy and a 1945 Chateau d’Yquem!) this is an event you won’t want to miss!… Read More

Opening Sales of Rugs and Carpets from The Jim Dixon Collection Gross $1.3M

MARLBOROUGH, MA – April 25-May 5, 2022 – Skinner Auctioneers presented its initial two sales from the The Jim Dixon Collection, commanding widespread interest beyond the centerpiece Ming Imperial Dragon Carpet. The auctions represent the first of five planned sales from the lifetime accruals of Jim Dixon, a passionate antiquarian and outsized figure in the world of fine woven textiles, who passed away in 2020. Sales for both the live and online auction reached $1,375,805.  

Ming Imperial Dragon Carpet, China, c.

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