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Twentieth Century Unlimited

Skinner’s December 14 auction offers a comprehensive selection of furniture and decorative arts of the 20th century, a time span of unparalleled creativity.

George Nakashima (1905-1990) Walnut Triple Chest of Drawers, New Hope, Pennsylvania, mid-20th century (Lot 429, Estimate: $8,000-12,000)

BOSTON, MA – December 9, 2018 Skinner presents a notable sale of 20th Century Design on Friday, December 14 at 10AM. The sale of over 500 lots is rich in renowned names and objects, plus unheralded treasures by modern masters waiting to be discovered.… Read More

June 27 | Gallery Walk with Jonathan Fairbanks, Director, Fuller Craft Museum

Toots Zynsky (American, b. 1951) “More Jazz Chaos” Vessel , Glass fiber, Providence, Rhode Island, 1994 (Lot 315: Estimate $8,000-$12,000)

Friday, June 27, 2014

Join us for an insider’s tour of auction highlights to benefit Fuller Craft Museum

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Reception: 6PM Gallery Walk: 6:30PM

All are welcome to attend a free event at the Skinner Boston Gallery. Join us for a Gallery Walk with Jonathan Fairbanks, Director, Fuller Craft Museum and 20th Century Design Director Jane Prentiss.… Read More

A Chance to See Stunning Studio Furniture at Fuller Craft Museum

Harold Ionson, 1920-2001, Seymour Commode, Made in Westwood, MA. ca. 2000. Photograph by Alex Hochstrasser

Guest post by Michael McMillan, Curatorial Assistant, Fuller Craft Museum

The Fuller Craft Museum is brimming with excitement as we have recently launched this year’s biggest exhibition: Made in Massachusetts: Studio Furniture of the Bay State. We are proud to present this furniture show as our contribution to the paramount Four Centuries of Massachusetts Furniture, a collaboration that unites eleven institutions in a celebration of furniture-making in the Bay State.… Read More

The Charles Rohlfs Desk: An Exploration of Mystery and Intricate Beauty

The desk in this day and age has become a flat, nondescript surface where you place a laptop computer, and perhaps a lamp and a few pens. Gone is the need for numerous tiny compartments holding notepaper, envelopes, ink, blotters, bills, and other paper documents.

While I adore the simplicity and sleek lines of later 20th century furniture designs, I am also drawn in by the mystery and intricate beauty of this early modern desk by Charles Rohlfs.