Skinner’s Discovery, Studio & Asian Art Auction online Open for Bidding Through April 8th

American School, 20th Century Abstract (Lot 1451, Estimate $400-$600)

American School, 20th Century Abstract (Lot 1451, Estimate $400-$600)

MARLBOROUGH, MA – April 1, 2016 – Skinner is hosting an auction of Discovery, Studio & Asian Art online from March 31 through April 8. Bidders are invited to view items and meet with specialists in person during public previews in its Marlborough gallery on April 5 and April 6, or anytime online.

The online sale totals over 1200 lots and features over 400 lots of American and European paintings, prints and works on paper from the 18th – 21st centuries, including a group of Frank Weston Benson (American, 1862-1951) works descended through the family of the artist. Over 400 lots of Asian Art on offer include Chinese and Japanese ceramics, textiles, metalwork and paintings, and rounding out the auction are over 300 lots of American and European furniture and decorative arts, including property from the estate of Dorothy Braude Edinburg and property deaccessioned from the Worcester Art Museum. Kerry Shrives, Senior Vice President of Skinner, Inc., notes, “This month’s eclectic online auction combines a breadth of offerings from America, Europe and Asia sourced by Skinner with the convenience of online bidding from home or away.”

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.

Famille Rose Decorative Plate, China, 20th century (Lot 1755, Estimate $200-$400)

Famille Rose Decorative Plate, China, 20th century (Lot 1755, Estimate $200-$400)

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 the Discovery, Studio & Asian Art online auction are open to the public and will be held in our Marlborough, MA gallery on Tuesday, April 5 from Noon to 5PM and on Wednesday, April 6 from 10AM to 7PM. 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 Friday, April 8 at 10AM.

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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, 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, find us on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter and Instagram.


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