BOSTON, MA – November 25, 2014 – George Thomas Lewis will provide appraisal and consignment services to the Western Massachusetts region on behalf of New England’s foremost auction house Skinner, Inc. Lewis is a longtime resident of Northampton, MA, where he established and ran his business, George Thomas Lewis & Co., for over 35 years. The business specialized in estate liquidations and antiques, and Lewis built a strong reputation in the region for integrity, thoroughness, and professionalism. Karen Keane, Skinner CEO, said, “George has years of experience working with objects of value and is known for his courteous demeanor and personal service. We are delighted to have him represent Skinner in Western Massachusetts.”
In his new role, Lewis will provide Western Massachusetts with convenient access to the full range of Skinner consignment and appraisal services. He will work with estate personal representatives, estate settlement professionals, and individuals to bring antiques and fine art to a worldwide marketplace. Lewis graduated from Ohio University and went on to obtain his Ph.D. at Temple University in Pennsylvania. He makes frequent presentations to area historical societies and civic groups on the topics of antiques and their values. He also contributes his time and expertise to benefit auctions sponsored by religious and other nonprofit organizations. For over 20 years, he has served as auctioneer for “The Future Begins Here,” a major fundraising event which supports a consortium of youth organizations in Holyoke, MA. He draws on an extensive academic background and professional training, including USPAP certification in personal property appraisal. For more information, or to schedule an estate evaluation or appraisal, contact George Lewis at 413-727-2721 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 at www.skinnerinc.com, find us on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter.