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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

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

The Folk Art Portraits of Ammi Phillips

Shrouded in mystery for many years, Ammi Phillips’ portraits have been eagerly studied by scholars and avidly collected both by institutions and individuals. His work has consistently been recognized as the most important among nineteenth century American folk art portraits and has held the interest of the art world for decades.