BOSTON, Mass. – November 17, 2014 –Skinner, Inc.is pleased to announce that Christopher Fox has joined the Skinner American Furniture & Decorative Arts Department. Working with Stephen Fletcher, Executive Vice President and Department Director, and Christopher Barber, Deputy Director, Mr. Fox will lend his considerable expertise and experience to Skinner appraisals and auctions of Americana.
In his previous position as Curator of Collections at Fort Ticonderoga Museum, Mr. Fox established himself as a recognized authority on 18th-century military artifacts and culture. During his twenty-year tenure with the museum, he was responsible for the management, interpretation and acquisition of all manner of objects including early Americana and decorative arts as well as 18th-century military weaponry, manuscripts, rare books, and artwork.
“I’ve always particularly enjoyed early lighting and everyday household materials,” says Mr. Fox. “I’m looking forward to delving much more deeply into American furniture and working with the historically important American objects that Skinner regularly brings to the market.”
Mr. Fox has written on numerous topics including early militia uniforms of New York, Seven Years’ War period French barrack room arrangements, mid 18th-century English ceramics, 18th-century American engraved powder horns, 18th-century British military firearms and the material culture associated with chocolate in the 18th-century. He has spoken at seminars and conferences at Fort Ticonderoga, Historic Deerfield, Fort Stanwix, and other institutions. In addition, he has appeared in several history-based television programs and has twice been featured on PBS television’s acclaimed series History Detectives.
After graduating from the University of Michigan and the Colonial Williamsburg Seminar for Historical Administration, Mr. Fox began his career as an archaeologist working at such sites as Fort Michilimackinac in Mackinac City, Michigan and Fort McHenry in Baltimore, Maryland. He has also worked as a curatorial assistant in the manuscripts division of the William L. Clements Library at the University of Michigan.
Skinner’s next auction of American Furniture & Decorative Arts will take place in March 2015. For recent auction results or upcoming highlights, please visit www.skinnerinc.com.
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 Coral Gables, 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 atwww.skinnerinc.com, find us on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter.