Studio Artwork Highlights Skinner April Discovery Auction

MARLBOROUGH, Mass. – April 7, 2011 – www.skinnerinc.comAffordable paintings at auction, antique prints and contemporary works by listed artists are featured in the April 13 & 14, Skinner Discovery Auction. Skinner holds estate furniture, antiques & collectibles auctions in Massachusetts monthly at its Marlborough gallery at 274 Cedar Hill Street, and these auctions attract a wide range of attendees who enjoy the monthly two-day 1200 lot offering of American, European, and Asian furniture, decorative arts & collectibles.

19th, 20th century, and contemporary Massachusetts artists are well represented in the auction, and include Lot 103 by William Jurian Kaula (American, 1871-1953); Lot 409, which is one of ten lots by listed MA artist Laurence Philip Sisson (American, b. 1928) sold to benefit a Southwest collecting institution; and Lot 97, one of eight lots by listed MA artist Allan A. Davidson (American, 1908-1988). The Skinner website lot alert feature lets site visitors sign-up for email alerts when works by artists or keywords matching their search terms are found in upcoming auctions. The service is free and can be found at: https://www.skinnerinc.com/asp/lotalert_default.asp

According to Vice President and Senior Appraiser, Kerry Shrives, “Whether you collect paintings, or simply view purchasing paintings at auction as a good way to decorate a home, Skinner Studio Auctions are a great opportunity to bid on and buy quality works by well-known listed artists. Whereas a new piece – whether art, furniture or a decorative accessory – will decrease in value as soon as it’s left the store, purchasing antiques and fine art is a great way to have objects with a past and a potential asset depending on market fluctuations.” The best advice? Do your homework on the artist, decide your budget, then let your heart and your eyes be your guide. Just buy what you like, what appeals to you.”

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 www.skinnerinc.com.

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