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Skinner to Host Semi-Annual 20th Century Furniture & Decorations Auction June 28th

Arts & Crafts/Art Nouveau

One highlight of the sale is the Alice Curtis collection of Art Nouveau and Arts & Crafts architectural tiles. Alice Curtis was a collector from Massachusetts who used tiles to decorate her Victorian home. Her eye for space planning, color, and texture enabled her to create beautiful displays of these tiles, most notably in her dining room. Tiles are photographed in situ in the catalog. The sale features over 80 lots from the Curtis collection, many lots with multiple tiles (lots 1-84, estimates range from $40 at the low end to $2,500 at the high).

Another highlight is a very rare late 19th century Emile Galle enameled art glass vase in the Islamic style (lot 350, est. $15/25,000). The vase, made of cameo, enameled, and stained glass, is an excellent example of Galle’s talent in glass making and the piece beautifully illustrates the influence of literature on Galle’s work. The vase, decorated in with an Arabic palace, human figures and genies, provides a rare insight to a master designer and would be an ideal work for a museum or collector of important glass.

Art pottery

Skinner’s 20th century auctions typically include a fine selection of art pottery. The June sale features a large collection of Dedham pottery more than 30 lots consisting of all sizes of plates, bowls, pitchers and mugs; pottery offerings by George Ohr, including two artist palette ink wells (lots 176 and 177, both estimated at $3/5,000) and a snake vase (lot 178, est. $6/8,000); and studio pottery by contemporary designer Otto Natzler, including two ceramic hemispheres (lots 501 and 502, each estimated $2/2,500 and 2,5/3,000, respectively).

Furniture

Danish furniture maker Hans Wegner (1914-2007) is represented by a number of signed examples an oak, teak and cane chaise lounge (lot 424, est. $20/30,000) and two teak, cane and brass folding chairs (lot 425, est. $3/5,000). Purchased in the 1950s they were consigned by the original owner.

George Nakashima furniture has become a staple at Skinner’s 20th century auctions and this sale features several fine examples. George Nakashima was a Japanese-American furniture designer known for his ability to enhance the natural characteristics of wood in his designs. Nakashima built custom studio furniture in New Hope, PA from the mid 20th century through his passing in 1990 and his daughter Mira continues to design pieces today. Their work truly makes you believe in “”The Soul of The Tree.”” Desired lots include a beautifully crafted early chest of drawers (lot 481, est. $15/25,000) and an English walnut dining tale created by his daughter Mira (lot 482, est. $60/80,000). Other fine lots include a desk, coffee table, and rocking chair.

Lighting & Tiffany

Lighting offerings are abundant including a unique hanging lamp attributed to Pancoast and Bergmann (lot 259, est. $6/8,000) and two panels also attributed to Pancoast and Bergmann (lot 260, est. $5/7,000) with scrollwork and jeweled decoration, which came from a home in New Jersey.

An important Tiffany pomegranate table lamp retrofitted from an oil lamp to electric will be a highlight of the sale (lot 292, est. $8/12,000). Other Tiffany works include an art bronze and glass desk set including a letter holder, a blotter, and a stamp box (lots 263-268, estimates from $300 on the low end to $1,500 on the high), and a set of bronze candlesticks (lot 275, est. $2/3,000).

Miscellaneous

Great news for all levels of collectorsalso on the block will be more than 100 lots of affordable artwork, with estimates ranging from $200 to $5,000. This group is highlighted by a sculpture by Yannis Gatis, depicting black and white figures of people in a sardine can (lot 654A, est. $3/5,000).

The sale is rounded out by numerous examples of 20th century pottery, furniture and glass from American and Italian designers.

Previews & catalog information

Previews for the auction will be held from 12 to 5 p.m. on Thursday, June 26th, 12 to 7 p.m. on Friday, June 27th, and from 8 to 9 a.m. on Saturday, June 28th. Illustrated catalogue #2416 is available by mail for $35 ($42 for foreign requests) from the subscription department at 978-779-6241 x240. It is also available at the gallery for $29. Prices realized will be available at www.skinnerinc.com during and after the sales. For more information on the auctions, auction preview times, and the gallery walk, visit Skinner’s website at www.skinnerinc.com. Skinner’s site also allows users to view all lots in the auctions, leave bids, and order catalogs online.

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About Skinner

Skinner, Inc. is one of the nation’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, Paintings & Prints, English & Continental Furniture & Decorations, Fine Ceramics, Jewelry, Couture, 20th Century Furniture & Decorative Arts, Fine Musical Instruments, Asian Art, Fine Judaica, Toys, Dolls & Collectibles, Science & Technology, Oriental Rugs & Carpets, American Indian & Ethnographic Art, and Discovery.  Skinner galleries are located in Boston and Bolton, Mass.  For more information on upcoming auctions and events, visit Skinner’s web site www.skinnerinc.com.

About Lower Falls Wine Co

Based in Newton, Massachusetts, Lower Falls, founded in 1935, is a third generation family owned wine business dedicated to unparalleled personal service and the knowledge of wine’s proper place in today’s lifestyle. Co-owners Christopher and Philip Minervino head a dedicated staff who will assist in many aspects of the auction process, while providing client and logistical support at the time of property release.

Skinner To Host Fine Jewelry Auction June 17th

BOSTON, Mass. – June 4, 2008 – www.skinnerinc.com – Skinner, one of the nation’s leading auction houses, today announced that its upcoming auction of fine jewelry will be held in the Boston gallery on Tuesday, June 17th at 10 a.m.  Among the highlights of the sale are several exotic stones, a number of impressive diamonds, and a fine selection of Art Deco and antique jewelry.

Included in the offerings are pieces from the estate of Constance Denson. … Read More

Skinner Holds Its Most Successful American Indian & Ethnographic Art Auction To Date

SKINNER’S HOLDS ITS MOST SUCCESSFUL AMERICAN INDIAN &

ETHNOGRAPHIC ART AUCTION TO DATE

BOSTON, Mass. – May 19, 2008 – www.skinnerinc.com – Skinner, Inc., one of the nation’s leading auction houses for antiques and fine art, recently hosted a sale of American Indian and Ethnographic Art that claims its place as the most successful for the department in the company’s history.  91% of 500 lots were sold, bringing in a total of $1,740,000.… Read More

Skinners Recent Asian Works of Art Auction Nets $3.7M; Sale Ranks as 5th Most Successful in Skinners History

Skinner’s Recent Asian Works of Art Auction Nets $3.7M; Sale Ranks as 5th Most Successful in Skinner’s History

BOLTON, Mass. – May 14, 2008 – www.skinnerinc.com – Skinner, one of the nation’s leading auction houses for antiques and fine art, today announced the results of its recent Asian Works of Art sale, which grossed $3,722,862.00.  The auction, which was held on April 26th in the Boston gallery, represents the most successful sale to date for that specialty area at Skinner and is the 5th most successful auction in the company’s history.… Read More

Skinner to Offer American and European Paintings on May 16th

BOSTON, Mass. – April 29, 2008

www.skinnerinc.com – Skinner, Inc., one of the nation’s leading auction houses for antiques and fine art, today announced that its spring painting sale will be held on May 16th in Skinner’s Boston gallery. The auction of American and European Paintings will include more than 500 fine landscapes, portraits, marine-scapes and modern works.

American paintings

One of the sale’s highlights is Animated View of Valparaiso Harbor (lot 93, est.… Read More

Skinner Hosts Auction Of American Indian & Ethnographic Art

SKINNER HOSTS AUCTION OF AMERICAN INDIAN &

ETHNOGRAPHIC ART

BOSTON, Mass. – April 23, 2008 – www.skinnerinc.com – Skinner, Inc., one of the nation’s leading auction houses for antiques and fine art, will host an auction of American Indian and Ethnographic Art on Saturday, May 10th at 10:00 a.m. in its Boston gallery.  According to Douglas Deihl, director of Skinner’s American Indian and Ethnographic Art department, “This is one of the best quality American Indian and Ethnographic sales Skinner has ever had.”

American Indian

From the Plains and Great Lakes area comes a number of beautiful beadworks, including moccasins, bandolier and pipe bags. … Read More

Fine Oriental Rugs And Carpets Auction To Be Held At Skinner April 19th

“An impressive selection of Persian rugs will be offered, with many fine Northwest Persian Serapis including one from the 2nd half of the 19th century (lot 45, est. $7/9,000); two room-sized weaving from the last quarter 19th century (lot 111, est. $15/20,000 and lot 136, est. $12/15,000); two from the late 19th century (lot 115, est. $12/15,000 and lot 139, est. $12/15,000); and two others from the last quarter of the 19th century (lot 201, est.… Read More

Skinners European Furniture & Decorative Arts Auction Nets More Than $2M; Khlebnikov Silver And Enamel Box Sells For $787,000

SKINNER’S EUROPEAN FURNITURE & DECORATIVE ARTS AUCTION NETS MORE THAN $2M; KHLEBNIKOV SILVER AND ENAMEL BOX SELLS FOR $787,000

Klebnikov box sets a record for the highest priced lot ever sold in a Skinner European Furniture & Decorative Arts auction

 

BOSTON, Mass. – April 15, 2008 – www.skinnerinc.com – Skinner, one of the nation’s leading auction houses, today released the results of its European Furniture & Decorative Arts auction, which was held in its Boston gallery on April 10th and 12th. … Read More

Skinner Hosts Discovery Auction In Bolton Wednesday, March 19Th & Thursday, March 20th

SKINNER HOSTS DISCOVERY AUCTION IN BOLTON

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 19TH & THURSDAY, MARCH 20TH

Highlights Include Fine Silver and Estate Jewelry

Offerings of Americana, Paintings & Prints, Clocks & Timepieces

Auction Preview Online at www.skinnerinc.com

BOLTON, Mass. – March 6, 2008 www.skinnerinc.com – Skinner, Inc., one of the nation’s leading auction houses for antiques and fine art will host a two-day Discovery auction on Wednesday, March 19th and Thursday, March 20th in its Bolton, Mass.… Read More

Skinner to Auction Fine Wines March 14th in Boston

“”The introduction of the Fine Wines department has opened the door to an entirely new clientele for Skinner,”” said Marie Keep, director of the Fine Wines. “”Were seeing cross-collection interest from these buyers, many of whom have since participated in our antiques and arts auctions. Keep continued, “”The activity crosses the other way as well, as our long time patrons of our fine arts and antiques auctions are delving into this new collectible category of fine wines.””

As the only major auction house in New England to offer fine wines at auction, Skinner offers both seasoned and new collectors the opportunity to bid on such excellent vintages as six bottles of the immortal 1870 Lafite Rothschild, bottled by the Scottish negociants Thomson and Lauder; two lots of Chateau Lafite Rothschild 1982 (12 bts, est.… Read More

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