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Luxe Living – Creating Timeless Interiors

Join us for a discussion with Skinner’s Designer in Residence Phillip Thomas

Skinner’s Designer in Residence Phillip Thomas

ONLINE APRIL 7 AT 5PM

Skinner welcomed Phillip Thomas, Founder and Principal of Phillip Thomas Inc., a New York-based design firm, for a behind-the-scenes look into the warehouse to view furniture, objects, and works of art from our April 14 Luxe Living – The Bostonians auction

On April 7, Skinner will be hosting Phillip for a casual, free-flowing conversation on Zoom with Skinner’s European Furniture & Decorative Arts Specialists Stuart Slavid and Emily Stegner.… Read More

Skinner Announces Phillip Thomas as Inaugural Designer in Residence

Renown Interior Designer, Phillip Thomas, Is Joining Skinner Auctioneers as the Inaugural Designer In Residence, Expanding Their Yearslong Creative Relationship

Skinner Auctioneers announces the appointment of renowned interior designer Phillip Thomas as the auction house’s inaugural Designer in Residence, strengthening Skinner’s long-held relationship with Thomas. Having collaborated with Thomas on a number of inspired design events and sales since 2018, Thomas’ appointment demonstrates Skinner’s innovative approach to auctions as an avenue for interior design.… Read More

First Tuesday | April 5 | Marlborough & Online

Join Us in Marlborough or online for First Tuesday!

TUESDAY, APRIL 5 | 1:30-4PM

We invite you to join us in person in Marlborough or online for our First Tuesday on April 5. For a virtual appraisal, submit your items anytime by the 5th 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

March Regional Consignment Days | Maine & Westchester

We invite you to join us online for regional consignment days in Maine and Westchester, New York. Skinner specialists look forward to evaluating items via email, and beginning the conversation about the advantages of selling at auction.

Gather information and images for up to three items of fine & decorative arts, furniture, jewelry, silver, watches & coins and much more. Send an email with the information and images at maine@skinnerinc.com, newyork@skinnerinc.com or at the buttons below.… Read More

Bonhams Announces Acquisition of Skinner
Bonhams Skinner Boston Gallery

London Bonhams, the global auction house, has acquired the renowned US auction house, Skinner. The company will be known as Bonhams Skinner. Financial terms are not being disclosed.

Based in Boston, Massachusetts, Skinner holds around 80 sales a year in 20 collecting categories including Americana, Fine Art and Collectibles, and Wine, and ranging from fine violins to contemporary paintings. Important sales have included a Qing Dynasty vase sold for $24.7m in 2014, a record price at the time for Chinese art in the US; the record-setting sale of Manchester Harbor by American artist Fitz Henry Lane that achieved $5.5m in 2004, which remains the highest price for a work of art ever realised at a New England auction; and a bottle of whisky believed to be the oldest known (c.1860s) which achieved $137,500 in June 2021.… Read More

Chatham Consignment Day | March 22

Meet with Skinner Specialists in Chatham, Cape Cod

TUESDAY, MARCH 22

Skinner is inviting consignments for upcoming 2022 auctions. Meet with Skinner specialists in Chatham, Cape Cod on March 22 for a complimentary auction evaluation and consignment of your jewelry, fine art, coins & currency, fine silver, modern design and militaria. Appointments required. Please contact us to request an appointment and a member of our team will contact you directly for an appointment time.… Read More

Asia Week New York Preview | Chinese Rugs from The Jim Dixon Collection

Preview Highlights of The Jim Dixon Collection during Asia Week New York

March 21 & 22, 9AM-5PM | 410 Columbus Ave, NYC

Highlights from The Jim Dixon ‘Hesperides Collection’ will be on view at The Culture Center. Proof of vaccination and masks are required. 

About the Collection

Jim Dixon (1943-2020) collected historically and aesthetically significant material and, over time, became a highly regarded Oriental carpet collector.… Read More

Virtual First Tuesday | March 1

Join us for First Tuesday online!

AUCTION EVALUATION DAY | TUESDAY, MARCH 1

See what hidden treasures our experts may be able to reveal

We invite you to join us online for our Virtual First Tuesday on March 1. Submit your items anytime by the 1st and Skinner specialists from all departments will be on hand on Tuesday to evaluate items and respond by email.

Let’s get started: 

Step 1: Gather information and images for up to three items of fine & decorative arts, furniture, jewelry, silver, watches & coins and much more.Read More

Hartford Consignment Day | March 9

Meet with Skinner Specialists in Hartford, CT

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 9

Skinner is inviting consignments for upcoming 2022 auctions. Meet with Skinner specialists in Hartford, CT on March 9 for a complimentary auction evaluation and consignment of your JewelryFine Art, American Antiques, Modern Design and Militaria. Appointments required. Please contact us to request an appointment and a member of our team will contact you directly for an appointment time.… Read More

Treasuring Life
Katie Banser-Whittle examines “Dove” by Cleo Hartwig (American, 1907-1988). Photo by Bob Rozycki

“…Though we offer high-end auctions,” says Katie Banser-Whittle, regional director of Skinner Auctioneers & Appraisers, which has a new office in White Plains, “we also consider things in all price points that people don’t have an outlet for.”

Katie Banser-Whittle studies a piece of jewelry. Photo by Bob Rozycki

There’s a moment in “Downton Abbey” in which the Earl of Grantham explains to his reluctant heir, Matthew Crawley, that he sees himself not as the owner of the estate but its steward.… Read More

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