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American treasures: Skinner’s American Furniture and Decorative Arts auction on November 4 abounds in beauty and history

Lot 17, estimate $25,000-35,000.

Skinner Inc. will hold a notable sale on Saturday, November 4 at 10 AM in its Boston gallery, 63 Park Plaza. Previews will be held on Thursday, November 2, 12 to 5PM, and Friday, November 3, 12 to 8 PM.

Folk art and fine art, scrimshaw and silver, rugs and relics, pottery and portraits, tables and trade signs: every category of Americana is represented in this auction of more than 700 lots, many from some of the country’s most discerning private collectors.… Read More

Skinner Presents its Fall Auction of American Furniture & Decorative Arts

George Hartwell (Massachusetts, 1815-1901) Portrait of Mary A. Crockett of Lincoln, Maine (Lot 89, Estimate: $15,000-25,000)

Carved Polychrome and Gilt Eagle Plaque, America, 19th century (Lot 602, Estimate: $8,000-12,000)

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

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

American Furniture & Decorative Arts Auction Grosses $3.7M

Portrait of the Sidewheeler Steamboat NEVERSINK
The Andy Williams Folk Art Collection yields extraordinary prices

BOSTON, Mass. – March 13, 2013 – Skinner, Inc. today announced exceptional results for its recent American Furniture and Decorative Arts sale held on Sunday, March 3rd. The sale grossed $3,763,695.25, including buyer’s premium, with many lots far exceeding pre-sale estimates.

The Andy Williams Folk Art Collection

Ammi Phillips (American, 1788-1865), Double Portrait of the Ten Broeck Twins, Clairmont, Columbia County, New York, 1834, Sold for $880,000

Items from the extraordinary Andy Williams Folk Art Collection dominated the sale, bringing in a total of $2,471,725 for 22 lots.… Read More