BOSTON, MA – Skinner is hosting a live Discovery auction featuring Asian Art, Dolls & Toys on October 13 and an Interiors online auction October 6 through October 14. Interested bidders are invited to view items and meet with specialists in person on October 11 and 12 or anytime online.
Highlights featured in Discovery-Asian Art, Dolls & Toys on October 13:
♦ Over 200 lots of antique dolls, toys and collectibles, including Jumeau, Thuilier, Brevete Bru dolls and Steiff mohair bears and animals.
♦ A collection of antique dollhouses and dollhouse furnishings including “Mystery,” Silber & Fleming-type and Dunham’s Cocoanut.
♦ The Boston Lady and Her Children Boxed Paper Doll set, mid-19th century, including multiple figures and costumes.
♦ Over 400 lots of Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Indian and Southeast Asian art from archaic-style to contemporary, including porcelains, carved hardstone, metalware, paintings and prints.
Highlights featured in Discovery – Interiors online October 6 – October 14:
♦ Poster art, including a collection of French National Railways travel posters, Soviet propaganda posters, railroadiana and more.
♦ MBTA station signs and route signage, letterpress sheets, scrap albums, books and ephemera.
♦ British pottery, porcelain and collectible ceramics from the 18th – 20th centuries deaccessioned from the Saint Louis Art Museum; sold to benefit the acquisition fund.
♦ American and European decorative arts, furniture, and fine art.
Kerry Shrives, Senior Vice President of Skinner, Inc., notes, “It’s not a secret, Skinner opens its doors to showcase a diverse offering of furniture and decorative arts, dolls, toys & collectibles and fine art across many periods and cultures. We encourage bidders to see what is on offer monthly and speak with our specialists.”
Approachable and fun, Discovery auctions offer something for every buyer and seller. 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.
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 will be held in Marlborough on Tuesday, October 11 from 12PM – 5PM and on Wednesday, October 12 from 10AM – 7PM. View the catalog at www.skinnerinc.com/auctions, and log in or create an account to start bidding. Specialists are available throughout the auction to answer questions and provide additional information about the lots offered; lots begin a staggered close on Friday, October 14 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.