MARLBOROUGH, MA – August 9, 2016 – Skinner, Inc. is hosting an online-only auction of Country Americana from August 9 through August 16. Interested bidders are invited to view items and meet with specialists in person from August 11 through August 14 at Skinner’s Marlborough, MA Gallery.
The Americana-themed online auction features a curated selection of furniture and decorative arts including:
♦ Over 30 lots of Shaker furniture, objects and textiles, from communities including Canterbury, Mt. Lebanon, Enfield and The Collection of Erhart Muller.
♦ Multiple offerings of outstanding weathervanes, including a molded and sheet copper leaping horse weathervane on stand, attributed to A.L. Jewell and Co., Waltham, MA, late 19th century.
♦ 18th and 19th century Chinese export armorial porcelain tablewares sold to fund art and antiques acquisitions of Colonial Williamsburg Foundation’s museums and historic buildings.
♦ A collection of late 18th and early 19th century American pewter tablewares by Thomas Badger, Nathaniel Austin, Gershom Jones, Samuel Pierce and other New England and mid-Atlantic makers.
Kerry Shrives, Senior Vice President of Skinner, Inc., notes, “We are excited to offer Americana-themed material in August, providing patriotic decorations from portraiture of George Washington to the Currier & Ives print The Star Spangled Banner, as well as decorative arts, ceramics, and furniture for every taste and budget, all with the convenience of bidding from home or away.”
Previews, Catalog, and Bidding
All lots offered at Skinner may be viewed online or in person, and specialists are available to answer questions, setting our auction house apart from internet-based auction companies. Previews for Country Americana online are open to the public and will be held in our Marlborough, MA Gallery on August 11 from 12PM – 5PM, August 12 from 12PM – 5PM, August 13 from 12PM – 5PM, and August 14 from 10AM – 4PM. View driving directions.
View the catalog on the Skinner website, and log in or create an account to start bidding. Each lot in the online catalog displays the current bid, asking bid, and time remaining in the auction, in addition to detailed images and condition information. Place a bid for the next bidding increment, or place a maximum proxy bid and the system will automatically bid competitively up to that price. Specialists are available throughout the auction to answer questions and provide additional information about the lots offered; lots begin a staggered close on Tuesday, August 16 at 10AM.
Skinner auctions draw international interest from buyers and consignors alike, with material regularly achieving record prices. The company’s auction and appraisal services focus on fine art, jewelry, furniture, and decorative arts from around the globe, as well as wine, fine musical instruments, rare books, Asian art, clocks, Judaica, and more. Monthly Skinner Discovery auctions feature a breadth of estate material. Widely regarded as one of the most trusted names in the business, Skinner appraisers have appeared on the PBS-TV series, Antiques Roadshow, since the show’s inception. Skinner has galleries in Boston and Marlborough, Massachusetts, as well as in New York City and Miami, Florida, with bidders participating in person, by phone, and online. Join auctions live with SkinnerLive! and Bidsquare. For more information and to read our blog, visit the website at www.skinnerinc.com, find us on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter and Instagram.