Virtual auction “rooms” packed with bidders competing from the safety and comfort of their homes on a few early New England spring days drove a $1.28M result for two highly successful online auctions of American Furniture and Decorative Arts which closed on www.skinnerinc.com on April 13th and 15th. Overall, bidders embraced the online platform and operated with a familiar competitive vigor, often causing the bidding on a lot to extend far beyond its prescribed closing time.… Read More
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We invite you to browse the April American Furniture & Decorative Arts auction which offers an opportunity to acquire fine early American urban-made furniture from two Massachusetts private collections, the roots of which began in the 1930s and which represent over a hundred years of combined connoisseurship. Furniture deaccessioned from Historic Deerfield complements the group with a number of more vernacular pieces.
We asked partner, and Director of American Furniture & Decorative Arts, Stephen Fletcher to guide us through the auction and introduce some of his favorite highlights from the upcoming auction which is open for bidding through April 13.… Read More
Wednesday, October 30 | 5:30–6:30PM
Silversmith Stephen Smithers will demonstrate and discuss American silversmithing tools, techniques, and practices of the late 17th through early 19th centuries with an emphasis on the techniques used by New York silversmith Simeon Soumaine, in the creation of the rare set of three casters offered in the November 2 & 3 American Furniture & Decorative Arts auction.… Read More
Skinner’s November 2 and 3 American Furniture and Decorative Arts auction is alive with color, great surfaces, in interesting history. Carefully collected by William McKeever, Pamela and Brian Ehrlich, Tom and Carolyn Porter, Pamela Boynton, and August (Gus) Knapp, the auction offers a rare opportunity to acquire special objects that have seldom been seen before.1. The Collection of Bill McKeever, Urbana, Ohio
The McKeever collection offers a variety of mostly 17th and 18th century New England furniture and related smalls, especially burl bowls.… Read More
The symbol of LOVE, the HEART, became the symbol of Don and Marilyn Forke’s life together and their antiques collection. They loved each other, their children, family, friends, and God! Their love of learning, history, and New England inspired them to design and build an authentic New England home in Nebraska.… Read More
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 10 | 11AM-3PM | PORTLAND, ME
Skinner is inviting consignments for the spring 2019 auctions. Meet with Skinner experts for a complimentary auction evaluation and consignment of your Jewelry, Fine Art, American Antiques, Asian Art, Coins & Currency and Musical Instruments. Appointments required. Please register and a member of our team will contact you directly for an appointment time. High-quality photos are recommended for large or particularly fragile items.
BOSTON, MA, February 12, 2019 – Skinner will present a live auction of Americana in our Boston Gallery on March 2nd. The auction features 465 lots representing a broad offering of American Furniture, Folk Art, and Decorative Arts from collections across the country.
Presidential Portraits and George Washington
A compelling group of material relating to George Washington, from various consignors, speaks to Washington’s widespread popularity and influence before his death in 1799, and the decades of reverence for his memory after it.… Read More
True Tales from the Homes of Connoisseurs, Collectors and Hoarders
Please join us for a gallery talk held in conjunction with the preview for the November 3 American Furniture & Decorative Arts auction, as department specialists share stories of how objects in the auction were collected by their owners, and how they made their way to Skinner.
Friday November 2, 2018 | Skinner Boston Gallery
5:30PM Reception, 6:00PM Gallery Talk
Boston Gallery 63 Park Plaza Boston, MA 02116
Questions?… Read More
At Skinner we are privileged to be able to offer extraordinary items in all categories of antiques and fine art. Items of great historical importance are also regularly consigned for auction. Sometimes the objects are well known; often they are not or have not been seen for generations. The November 19 American Furniture & Decorative Arts auction features a beautiful watercolor panoramic view of the Town of Boston (Lot 2) that has been lovingly housed in a private collection since World War II.… Read More
BOSTON, MA – Skinner, Inc. will present an auction of American Furniture & Decorative Arts on Saturday, November 19 at 10AM in their Boston Gallery. The auction of nearly 700 lots will feature a wide array of Americana, featuring important folk paintings and painted furniture from the collection of Dr. Howard P. Diamond of New York and an extraordinary selection of 19th century trade signs from the collection of Janie and Peter Gross of Pennsylvania.… Read More