Painted ‘BOILD EGGS BEANS PIES TEA AND COFFEE…’ Shop Sign, America, late 19th century (Lot 206, Estimate: $3,000-5,000)
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.
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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.
As the nation gathers in front of their televisions Sunday for the yearly spectacle that is the National Football League’s Super Bowl, some of us are reminded that sport has been a part of American culture for hundreds of years.