Skinner Studio Painting Sale to Offer New Collectors Original Art

MARLBOROUGH, Mass. – November 3, 2011 – Skinner, Inc. will host a Discovery auction on November 16th and 17th in its Marlborough gallery. Featured in the two-day event is an impressive grouping of artwork produced by some widely recognized and other lesser-known artists, with more than 500 pieces going up for bid. With such a diverse offering of paintings, prints, works on paper, and sculptures – from traditional to modernist – new and seasoned collectors will find works to admire. The Studio Paintings sale will begin at 2pm on November 16th.

On Thursday, November 17th, Americana furnishings and decorative arts will be offered. Of particular note are collections of weathervanes, lusterware, and Ansonia wall and mantle clocks.

Skinner’s monthly Discovery auctions feature fine art finds for the ‘everyday’ collector. Recently recognized by Boston Magazine as ‘Best of Boston for antiques west of the city,’ each month’s sale allows buyers not only discover, but take home some great values in antiques and fine arts.

The Skinner website provides full-color images and descriptions of each lot. For bidders unable to attend the auction, Skinner offers confidential absentee bids and real-time online bidding over the Internet with SkinnerLive!

Auction Previews and Catalogue Information

To view the auction property prior to the auction, attend the auction preview in person on Tuesday, November 15th, 12-5 p.m., Wednesday, November 16th, 10-6 p.m., or Thursday, November 17th before the auction, 9-10 a.m., at Skinner, 274 Cedar Hill Street, Marlborough, Mass. Auction catalogues are available for purchase at the gallery for $9.00. For questions regarding property in the auction, please contact the Discovery Department at 508-970-3202 or email

About Skinner

Skinner, Inc. is one of the world’s leading auction houses for antiques and fine art and the only major auction house headquartered in New England. With expertise in over 20 specialty collecting areas, Skinner draws the interest of buyers from all over the world and its auctions regularly achieve world record prices. Skinner provides a broad range of auction and appraisal services, and it is widely regarded as one of the most trusted names in the auction business. Skinner’s appraisal experts regularly appear on the PBS-TV series, Antiques Roadshow, and its specialty departments include American Furniture & Decorative Arts, American & European Paintings & Prints, European Furniture & Decorative Arts, Fine Ceramics, Fine Silver, Fine Jewelry, Couture, 20th Century Furniture & Decorative Arts, Fine Musical Instruments, Asian Works of Art, Fine Judaica, Toys, Dolls & Collectibles, Science & Technology, Fine Clocks, Oriental Rugs & Carpets, American Indian & Ethnographic Art, Fine Wines, and Discovery. Skinner galleries are located in Boston and Marlborough, Massachusetts, USA. For more information on upcoming auctions and events, visit Skinner’s web site




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