Tag Archives: antiques

What’s New – Again

Sustainability. Renewable resources. Environmental consciousness. Recycling. These words and phrases are essential guidelines for a healthy future. It’s not just unfashionable to use things for a short while and then send them to the landfill. It’s plain self-destructive.

Until mass production evolved in the late 19th century, making possible a huge variety of inexpensive goods, almost everyone lived by the old adage “Use it up; wear it out; make it do, or do without.” The concept of disposability, the idea of one-time-use-only—these are very recent developments, and largely limited even today to well-off people in first-world countries.… Read More

Skinner Announces Phillip Thomas as Inaugural Designer in Residence

Renown Interior Designer, Phillip Thomas, Is Joining Skinner Auctioneers as the Inaugural Designer In Residence, Expanding Their Yearslong Creative Relationship

Skinner Auctioneers announces the appointment of renowned interior designer Phillip Thomas as the auction house’s inaugural Designer in Residence, strengthening Skinner’s long-held relationship with Thomas. Having collaborated with Thomas on a number of inspired design events and sales since 2018, Thomas’ appointment demonstrates Skinner’s innovative approach to auctions as an avenue for interior design.… Read More

Recent Auction Finds in Maine

Stanford University professors Paul Milgrom and Robert Wilson, winners of the Nobel Prize in economics (2020), were recognized “for improvements to auction theory and inventions of new auction formats.” “Auctions are everywhere and affect our everyday lives,” the prize committee said in a statement. Milgrom and Wilson’s work “benefit[s] sellers, buyers and taxpayers around the world.”

Auctions have been around for almost 2,500 years, and if you haven’t participated in one, now may be the time.… Read More

Designers Curate the Gentleman’s Auction

Interior designers Phillip Thomas, Prudence Bailey, Christina Roughan have helped curate a portion of the May 25 – June 3 Gentleman’s Auction. Read on to see what they picked.

Phillip Thomas’ Picks

Five Pottery Planters and Flowerpots (Lot 1038)

There is something so beautiful about even the simplest of pottery. The shapes and the colors of the glazes are always so captivating to me. I could see these pieces arranged on a table with beautiful specimen plants of equal interest.… Read More

Skinner Auctioneers Partners with Wilton Historical Society for the Gentleman’s Auction

Marlborough, MA – May 12, 2021 – Skinner is delighted to partner with Wilton Historical Society for the Gentleman’s Auction, open for bidding from May 25 – June 3. Interior designers Prudence Bailey, Christina Roughan, and Phillip Thomas have lent their eye to curate a portion of this bespoke auction, fashioned to coincide with Wilton Historical Society’s Objects of Desire annual fundraiser. Proceeds from the first thirty hand-picked lots will benefit education programs.  … Read More

Virtual Event: Objects of Desire

Skinner is delighted to be partnering with Wilton Historical Society for the Gentleman’s Auction, open for bidding from May 25 – June 3. Interior designers Prudence Bailey, Christina Roughan and Phillip Thomas have helped curate a portion of the sale, from which proceeds will benefit Wilton Historical Society’s education programs.

Join us on Tuesday, May 25 at 5PM for a virtual talk on the curated auction by Chris Barber, Head of the Gentleman’s Auction, Deputy Director of American Furniture & Decorative Arts, and Antiques Roadshow personality.Read More

Virtual First Tuesday | May 5
Join us for First Tuesday online!

Tuesday, May 5 | 1:30PM – 4PM

Find out the value of your objects from your home!

While we cannot invite you to join us in our Marlborough Galleries on May 5, we are here to help. All of our Skinner specialists from all departments will be on hand from 1:30PM 4PM to evaluate items via email. Contact us with your auction evaluation requests at evaluations@skinnerinc.com and we will answer them in as “real time” as we can.Read More

First Tuesday | March 3 | Marlborough

Join us for First Tuesday in Marlborough

Tuesday, March 3 | 1:30PM – 4PM

Specialists Robin S.R. Starr, Jonathan Dowling, Kaitlin Shinnick & Stuart Slavid will be on hand to evaluate items and accept consignments for upcoming auctions.

Robin S.R. Starr – Director of American & European Works of Art, will be on-hand to evaluate paintings, prints, sculpture, and photography for upcoming auctions. She is looking forward to seeing examples by listed, sought-after artists, as well as iconic works of fine art photography from the 19th through 21st centuries, with market interest over $1000.… Read More

First Tuesday | February 4 | Marlborough

Join us for First Tuesday in Marlborough

Tuesday, February 4 | 1:30PM – 4PM

Specialists Robin S.R. Starr, Jonathan Dowling, Kaitlin Shinnick & Suhyung Kim will be on hand to evaluate items and accept consignments for upcoming auctions.

Robin S.R. Starr – Director of American & European Works of Art, will be on-hand to evaluate paintings, prints, sculpture, and photography for upcoming auctions. She is looking forward to seeing examples by listed, sought-after artists, as well as iconic works of fine art photography from the 19th through 21st centuries, with market interest over $1000.… Read More

First Tuesday | December 3 | Marlborough

Join us for First Tuesday in Marlborough

Tuesday, December 3 | 1:30PM – 4PM

Specialists Robin S.R. Starr, Stuart Slavid & Judith Dowling will be on hand to evaluate items and accept consignments for upcoming auctions.

Robin S.R. Starr – Director of American & European Works of Art, will be on-hand to evaluate paintings, prints, sculpture, and photography for upcoming auctions. She is looking forward to seeing examples by listed, sought-after artists, as well as iconic works of fine art photography from the 19th through 21st centuries, with market interest over $1000.… Read More

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