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Man vs. Machine: The Timeless Art of Hand Painted Trade Signs

The Janie and Peter Gross Collection being offered on November 19 is “the finest and most interesting assemblage of signs that Skinner has offered in many years,” in the words of Stephen Fletcher, Skinner Executive Vice President and Director of American Furniture.

Advertising is an inescapable fact of modern life. But very few of the endless commercials, jingles, promotional handouts and newspaper inserts that bombard us today bear any comparison to 19th century trade signs for inventiveness, excellence of design, and elegance of lettering.… Read More

Virtual Tour – Americana Online: a Collector’s Passion

Join Chris Barber on a virtual tour of Americana online previewing now at Skinner’s Marlborough Gallery. The eclectic 500+ lot auction comprises a single, diverse collection of American furniture and decorative arts, assembled by a Northeastern couple whose eclectic tastes ranged from urban to country, classic to quirky, and folky to fine.

Americana Preview 2015 from Skinner on Vimeo.

Curious for more? join us in person to preview on Friday, June 12 from 12PM to 7PM or Saturday, June 13 from 12PM to 5PM.… Read More