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Ahearn and Post Collections Lead Skinner Historic Arms & Militaria Auction

MARLBOROUGH, MA – October 3, 2018 Skinner is pleased to announce the November 2, 2018 auction of Historic Arms & Militaria. The bi-annual sale offers collectors material of historical interest from the American Revolution through World War II, including artillery, pistols, muskets, rifles, swords, powder horns, and uniforms.

British Pattern 1756 Long Land Service Musket Marked to the 4th Regiment of Foot, or the Kings Own Regiment, c.

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Asian Works of Art | New York Consignment Day

Pair of Famille Rose Lotus Water Droppers, China, early 20th century (sold for: $17,220)

 

Tuesday, October 23 & Wednesday, October 24 | New York City

The Asian Works of Art Department is now inviting consignments for upcoming auctions. Department specialists will be available by appointment to offer verbal evaluation and accept consignments in the New York office on October 23 and 24 between 10AM and 3PM.… Read More

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

Fall Pre-Auction Wine Tasting | October 9

 

Fall Pre-Auction Wine Tasting

Tuesday, October 9, 2018 | 5PM – 6:30PM

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Join Skinner specialists for a unique opportunity to taste and discuss wine from collections in our October Online auction (open for bidding October 9-18) at Lower Falls Wine Company

Wines to be poured include: Peter Michael Ma Belle Fille 2012 Peter Michael Mon Plaisir 2012 Araujo Altagracia 2004 Philip Togni 1994 Domaine Pegau Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Reservee 2009 Domaine de la Mordoree Chateauneuf du Pape La Rien des Bois 2012

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A Day in the Studio | 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.

Watch as Phillip works with Skinner department staff and photographers to create vignettes full of color, texture, and shape.

Vignette 1: Lips on White – view the lots that make up this catalog image

Vignette 2: Acanthus Stripe – view the lots that make up this catalog image

Vignette 3: Greek Key – view the lots that make up this catalog image

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From Vision to Vignette | Skinner + Phillip Thomas, Inc.

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.

Phillip follows his guiding belief that the process of creating a home can and should be enjoyable for all involved. Since establishing his own firm in 2011, Thomas and his team have completed projects at many of the top buildings in New York City, and has worked with clients in Boston, MA, Newport, RI, and Southampton, NY as well as internationally.Read More

Focus on Europe | Skinner October 13th Auction

BOSTON, MA – September 25, 2018Skinner will present an auction of European Furniture & Decorative Arts featuring Fine Silver in its Boston Gallery on Saturday, October 13, 2018.  With over 600 lots on offer, the auction features an expansive selection of fine silver and ceramics as well as European furniture and decorative arts of the 18th through early 20th centuries.

Selection of Grand Tour Material from the Collection of Frederic and Jean Scharf

October features fresh to the market material from private collections from New England and the Mid-Atlantic States including Grand Tour sculpture from the collection of Frederic and Jean Sharf.… Read More

First Tuesday | October 2 | Marlborough

 

 

Join us for First Tuesday in Marlborough 

Tuesday, October 2  | 1:30PM – 4PM

Specialists Robin S.R. Starr, Jane Prentiss, & Michelle Lamunière will be on hand to evaluate items and accept consignments for upcoming auctions. 

Experts Available in October:

Sam Gilliam (American, b. 1933) Yellow Fan-White Float (Sold for: $267,000 on January 26, 2018)

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Incorporating Antiques: Through the Eye of an Interior Designer

Interior Designer Phillip Thomas

An Evening with Phillip Thomas 

Friday, October 12, 2018

Join us for an Evening with Phillip Thomas on October 12, for a Q&A on Incorporating Antiques: Through the Eye of an Interior Designer.  Skinner is excited to have had the opportunity to collaborate with interior designer Phillip Thomas—an ideal platform to showcase Phillip’s talent for seamlessly mixing an eclectic combination of antique objects, furniture, and works of art, all inspired by the property in this auction.… 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

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