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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

May 5 | First Tuesdays in Marlborough

Robin S.R. Starr, Vice President Director of American & European Works of Art

First Tuesdays is Expanding

Tuesday, May 5th 1:30PM – 4PM

Skinner Marlborough Gallery 274 Cedar Hill Street Marlborough, MA 01752

Meet expert appraisers in Fine Art, Fine Jewelry and Americana

Michelle Lamuniere, Specialist in Fine Photographs; Chris Barber, Deputy Director of American Furniture & Decorative Arts; Christopher Fox, Associate Deputy Director of American Furniture & Decorative Arts; Gloria Lieberman, Vice President of Fine Jewelry and Robin Starr, Vice President & Director of American & European Works of Art will provide complimentary verbal auction evaluations.… Read More

Consign with Skinner in San Francisco | March 2015

Art deco diamond and gem-set brooch, J.E. Caldwell & Co (sold for $46,800)

Stuart Slavid, Vice President and Director of European Furniture & Decorative Arts, Fine Silver and Fine Ceramics

Consign with Skinner in San Francisco

Scheduling appointments for March 19-21, 2015

Register online for an appointment on Saturday March 21st at The Hotel Drisco or schedule an individual house call March 19-24.


The Hotel Drisco 2901 Pacific Ave San Francisco, CA 94115

Stuart Slavid, Director of European Furniture & Decorative Arts, Fine Silver and Fine Ceramics, and Karen Keane, Chief Executive Officer and expert in Americana and Folk Art are currently scheduling consignment appointments in San Francisco on Saturday March 21.… Read More

Americana Gallery Walk | February 27

The Phillips Family Needlework Picture, Sarah Phillips (b. Rowley, Massachusetts, 1656), Boston, Massachusetts, c. 1670 (Lot 30, Estimate $800,000-$1,200,000)

Friday, February 27, 2015

Join us for a tour of auction highlights


Reception: 5:30PM Gallery Walk: 6PM

All are welcome to attend a free event at the Skinner Boston Gallery. Stephen Fletcher, Director of American Furniture & Decorative Arts, Deputy Director, Chris Barber and Associate Deputy Director Christopher Fox, will present highlights from the Americana auction being held on Sunday, March 1st.… Read More

The Fascinating World of Presidential Art and Objects

American School, Late 18th Century, After Charles Willson Peale (1741-1827) Portrait Miniature of George Washington as Colonel of the First Virginia Regiment (Lot 4, Estimate $4,000-$6,000)

On Presidents’ Day we remember the accomplishments of the leaders who have shaped the United States. While each President has left an indelible mark on American society, the holiday as implemented by Congress in 1879 was known originally as Washington’s Birthday and was intended to honor the country’s first President.… Read More

Curator Christopher Fox Joins Skinner American Furniture & Decorative Arts Department

Christopher Fox, Specialist, American Furniture & Decorative Arts, Skinner, Inc.

BOSTON, Mass. – November 17, 2014 –Skinner, pleased to announce that Christopher Fox has joined the Skinner American Furniture & Decorative Arts Department. Working with Stephen Fletcher, Executive Vice President and Department Director, and Christopher Barber, Deputy Director, Mr. Fox will lend his considerable expertise and experience to Skinner appraisals and auctions of Americana.… Read More

August 8 | An Evening with Blacksmith Derek Heidemann

Wrought Iron Rotary Toaster, America, late 18th/early 19th century (Lot 37, Estimate $2,500-$3,500)

Friday, August 8, 2014

Americana Gallery Talk


Reception:  5:30PM Gallery Talk: 6:00PM

Please join us for what will be a fascinating and enlightening evening. Skinner Welcomes Derek Heidemann, owner of Resurrection Iron Works in Millbury, Massachusetts. Derek has reproduced one of the highlights of The Howard Roth Collection, an elaborately decorated rotary toaster, and will be taking us through the process of its making.… Read More

American Painted Furniture: A Journey from 1750 to 2014

Excerpted from “Time and the Objects of our Desire” by Thatcher Freund,, originally published in New England Monthly, May 1989. 

Blue-painted Pine Corner Cupboard, probably New Hampshire, mid- 18th century (Lot 308, Estimate $20,000-$30,000)

One day, sometime around 1750, a carpenter laid down his tools, and the corner cupboard was finished. This cupboard was especially pretty. Its proportions, its arched opening, its nicely detailed molding and the raised panels on its doors – these gave the cupboard an elegance not usually found in others of the period.… Read More

Fine Marble, Silver, Ceramics and More Highlight Auction

BOSTON, MA – June 30, 2014  Skinner, Inc. is pleased to announce its July 19th auction of European Furniture & Decorative Arts, featuring a diverse selection of treasures, including private collections of 19th century marble sculpture and ornamental table clocks, a robust offering of American and European furniture from the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries, fine silver, and fine ceramics by Meissen, Wedgwood, Royal Worcester and more.… Read More

June 12 | The Andrews Shaker Collection Gallery Walk

Shaker Brown-Red-painted Rocking Chair, New Lebanon, New York, c. 1800 (Lot 9: Estimate $12,000-$15,000)

Thursday, June 12, 2014

The Andrews Shaker Collection – A Gallery Walk


Reception:  5:30PM Gallery Walk: 6:00PM

Guided tour and discussion of selected highlights from The Andrews Shaker Collection hosted by Stephen L. Fletcher, Director and Christopher Barber, Deputy Director of American Furniture & Decorative Arts.… Read More

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