Antiques and Fine Art Auctions Blog

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Asian Art Consignment Day | New York

Consign Asian Art & Antiques in New York

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 13 | SKINNER NEW YORK

The Asian Works of Art Department is now inviting consignments for upcoming auctions. Department specialists will be available by appointment to offer verbal evaluations and accept consignments in the Skinner White Plains, NY office on October 13.

REQUEST APPOINTMENT

Contact Us:
newyork@skinnerinc.com
212.787.1113

Skinner New York
50 Main Street, Suite 1004,
White Plains, NY 10606

First Tuesday | October 5 | Marlborough & Online

Join Us in Marlborough or online for First Tuesday!

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 5 | 1:30-4PM

Skinner experts specializing in fine art, antiques, Asian antiques, clocks, watches, and musical instruments will be on hand to evaluate up to three items per person and accept consignments for upcoming auctions.

Please plan to arrive at your scheduled time. We are scheduling several people per 30-minute time block to reduce wait times.

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New England Collects Europe: Skinner’s Fall Victoriana Auction 

Marlborough, MA – September 27, 2021 – Skinner presents A Gilded Age: New England Collects Europe, an online auction open for bidding September 27th through October 7th. The sale provides a snapshot of eclectic 19th century tastes in furniture and decorative arts. Headlining the sale is a curated selection from the Townshend Estate of New Haven, Connecticut, featuring Victorian furniture, fine paintings, and European porcelain. In addition, a collection from a New England institution features Russian and Viennese enamels, fine art glass highlighted by Webb and Tiffany, bronze sculpture, and a selection of Asian works of art. … Read More

On View: Modern & Contemporary Art at Auction

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 14 | 5-7PM | SKINNER BOSTON GALLERY

Please join Skinner Modern & Contemporary Art specialist Kate Leland to preview highlights from the November 12, 2021 auction.

Modern & Contemporary artworks on view will include a stunning pastel by Claudio Bravo, a remarkable collage by James Rosenquist, and an iconic landscape by Wolf Kahn. Kate will share the stories and histories of some of her favorite works and will answer participant questions.… Read More

September Coins & Currency Sale will Present an 1812 $5 “Capped Bust” Half-eagle—estimated at $18,000-$20,000

The sale features a diverse selection of American, foreign, and ancient coins as well as coins from rare mints, including Carson City, Charlotte, and New Orleans. 

MARLBOROUGH, MA – Skinner Auctioneers will host an auction of Coins & Currency with online bidding open from September 14-21, 2021. The sale will feature a diverse selection of American, foreign, and ancient coins, with the majority of the sale representing U.S.… Read More

Georg Jensen: Master of Silver

The term “iconic” is much used—and abused—to refer to people or objects that are widely agreed to epitomize a particular style. When it comes to modern silver, iconic is indeed the fitting adjective for the world-renowned Danish designer Georg Jensen.

The most important silversmith of the 20th century, Jensen combined art and an artistry that resonate in the huge body of work bearing his name and distinctive style. His influence continues to this day.… Read More

September Regional Consignment Days | Maine & Westchester

We invite you to join us online for regional consignment days in Maine and Westchester, New York. Skinner specialists look forward to evaluating items via email, and beginning the conversation about the advantages of selling at auction.

Gather information and images for up to three items of fine & decorative arts, furniture, jewelry, silver, watches & coins and much more. Send an email with the information and images at maine@skinnerinc.com, newyork@skinnerinc.com or at the buttons below.… Read More

Portland, ME Consignment Day | September 23

Meet with Skinner Specialists in Portland, ME

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 23

Skinner is inviting consignments for upcoming 2021-2022 auctions. Meet with Skinner specialists in Portland, ME, on September 23 for a complimentary auction evaluation and consignment of your fine artjewelrywatchesmusical instruments, and coins & currency. Please get in touch with us to request an appointment, and a member of our team will contact you directly for an appointment time.… Read More

In a Creative Light: The Photographs of Abelardo Morell

Abe Morell is an artist driven by inquisitiveness and appears to have an endless source of creative energy. A local to the Boston arts scene with worldwide prestige, Morell is also a longtime educator who has influenced a generation of practicing photographers.

Knife and Spoon, 2004Gelatin silver printEstimate: $2,000-3,000

Morell’s photographs are often visually perplexing, from interiors illuminated with the exterior view projected upon them, to visual reexaminations of everyday objects.… Read More

Long-time Collections Lead the Way: Skinner Exceeds $2M in August Americana Auctions

MARLBOROUGH, MA – September 1, 2021. Each year, Skinner times its August Auction to attract Americana enthusiasts from across the country who attend the numerous focused annual shows held in New Hampshire. This summer was no exception, with well-attended public previews and many requests from those not viewing in person.

The two auctions offered fine American furniture from the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries, along with a robust and diverse selection of pottery, porcelain, silver, folk art, weathervanes, maritime art, pewter, and Shaker items consigned by private collectors, talented members of the trade, and institutions.… Read More

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