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Discovery Interiors online Featuring Modern Design, February 4th through 12th

Fred Stodder Modernist Ceramic Vase, America, late 20th century (Lot 1206, Estimate $300-$500)

Fred Stodder Modernist Ceramic Vase, America, late 20th century (Lot 1206, Estimate $300-$500)

MARLBOROUGH, MA – February 3, 2016 – Skinner is hosting an auction of Discovery – Interiors online from February 4th through 12th. Bidders are invited to view items and meet with specialists in person on February 9th and 10th, or anytime online.

This online auction features over 300 lots of Modern Design, with examples of Arts & Crafts, Art Nouveau, Art Deco, Mid-Century modern and contemporary furniture, ceramics, Bakelite jewelry, glass and fine art. Offerings from Tiffany, Steuben and Lalique to Charles & Ray Eames, Dux and Charles Webb are also featured. Kerry Shrives, Senior Vice President of Skinner, Inc., notes, “Online auctions combine a breadth of offerings sourced by Skinner with the convenience of bidding from home or away. We’re excited to feature Modern Design in this auction format.”

Rounding-out the 600 lot auction are offerings of American, European and Asian furniture, ceramics, glass, antique clocks, rugs and carpets, fine art and decorative art reference books.

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.

Dux Upholstered Hardwood Armchair and Ottoman, Sweden, mid-20th century (Lot 1148, Estimate $300-$500)

Dux Upholstered Hardwood Armchair and Ottoman, Sweden, mid-20th century (Lot 1148, Estimate $300-$500)

Previews, Catalog, and Bidding

All lots offered at Skinner are available to view online or in person, and specialists are available to answer questions, setting our auction house apart from internet-based auction companies. Previews for the Discovery online auction will be held on Tuesday, February 9th from noon to 5 PM and on Wednesday, February 10th from 10 AM to 7 PM. View driving directions.

View the catalog on the Skinner website at www.skinnerinc.com/auctions. Log in or create an account to start bidding when the auction opens on Thursday, February 4th at 10 AM. Lots begin a staggered close on Friday, February 12th at 10 AM. 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. 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.

Looking for Something Specific?

Get email alerts when your favorite collectibles become available. Creating a Lot Alert for “Steuben glass,” “Mies Van der Rohe,” or “Scandinavian Teak” will generate an automatic email when lots matching your interests gets published to our website. Your email will include a link to view the artwork, get condition reports, or bid online. Sign up for Lot Alert at www.skinnerinc.com.

About Skinner

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, 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.

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