MARLBOROUGH, MA – November 4, 2015 – Skinner is hosting a live auction of Country Americana in its Marlborough, MA Gallery on Thursday, November 19th at 10:00 a.m. and an online only auction of Studio & Tribal Art with bidding open from November 12th through the 20th. Both auctions may be previewed in person at the Marlborough Gallery on November 17th and 18th or online at any time.
Country Americana auctions feature the furniture and domestic items of 18th and 19th century America such as furniture and objects with original colorful paint surfaces, Chippendale and Federal period furniture, folk art, quilts, coverlet and carpets, stoneware, export porcelains, glass and more. In addition to offerings of American, European and contemporary artists in a variety of media, nearly 200 lots of Native American, African and Oceanic art are the focus of Studio & Tribal Art Online.
Kerry Shrives, Senior Vice President of Skinner, Inc., notes, “The November auctions provide experienced collectors and new buyers the opportunity to bid on a wide range of furniture, objects and artwork from many cultures in person or online.”
Approachable and fun, these auctions offer something for every buyer. Collectors, dealers, and art or antique enthusiasts will find antique and vintage furniture, fine, and decorative art and accessories that add richness and depth to any home or workspace. And, the online auction format makes it possible for bidders to participate whenever and wherever they are.
Discovery Auctions were named the Best of Boston for antiques west of the city, awarded by Boston magazine in 2011.
Previews, Catalog, and Bidding
View the catalogs online at www.skinnerinc.com/auctions. Each lot is available to view in person, and specialists welcome questions in person, or via phone or email regarding auction material or the auction process, setting us apart from internet-based auction companies. Previews for Country Americana live and Studio & Tribal Art online will be held on Tuesday, November 17th from noon to 5 p.m. and on Wednesday, November 18th from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Prices realized will be available online, at www.skinnerinc.com, both during and after the sale. The Skinner website enables users to view every lot in the auction, leave bids, order catalogs and bid live, in real-time, through SkinnerLive! and Bidsquare.
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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, and offices in New York City and in Miami, Florida. Bidders participate 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.
Catherine Weber, Director of Marketing, Skinner, Inc.