MARLBOROUGH, Mass. – July 14, 2011 – www.skinnerinc.com – Affordable paintings, antique prints and contemporary works by listed artists are featured along with country Americana in the July 27 & 28th Skinner Discovery Auction. Skinner holds estate furniture, antiques & collectibles auctions in Massachusetts monthly at its Marlborough gallery at 274 Cedar Hill Street. These auctions attract a wide range of attendees who enjoy the monthly two-day 1,200 lot offering of American, European, and Asian furniture, decorative arts and collectibles.
Representations of maritime art in various media and New England artists compliment the 19th, 20th century offerings in Wednesday afternoon’s session, which starts at 2 p.m.. Country American furniture, stoneware, textiles, metalwork are featured on Thursday, beginning at 10 a.m., as is a collection of American brilliant period cut glass and European painted bisque figures and figure groups. According to Vice President and Senior Appraiser, Kerry Shrives, “Skinner’s Discovery auctions offer opportunities to bid on, and buy, quality, affordable antique furniture and decorative works of art.” Shrives continued, “These sales present a chance to own items designed and crafted in New England in the 18th and 19th centuries. And, pieces of American history can’t be purchased at the store.”
While buyer’s inadvertently come across treasures in Skinner’s monthly Discovery auctions, for collectors who know exactly what they’re looking to buy, Skinner’s lot alert lets them know when items of interest are up for sale. Keywords entered on the site will turn up matching searches to the collector via email.
Auction Previews and Catalogue Information
Previews will be held Tues, July 26th from 12-5 p.m., Wed, July 27th from 10 a.m.– 6 p.m. and Thurs, July 28th from 9-10 a.m. 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 email@example.com.
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 www.skinnerinc.com.
- Kerry Shrives, Director of Discovery Auctions, 508-970-3256, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Kate de Bethune, Director of Marketing, 508-970-3231, email@example.com