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Interiors, Dolls, and Collectibles at Auction, October 9th through 17th

MARLBOROUGH, MA – October 8, 2014 – Skinner is hosting an auction of Interiors, Dolls, and Collectibles – Online from Thursday, October 9th through Friday, October 17th. Bidders are invited to view all auction lots online or in person at the Skinner Marlborough Gallery on October 14th and 15th.

This online auction features American, European, and Asian decorative arts, artwork and furnishings as well as collections of German and French dolls, model trains, lithographed tin biscuit tins, ephemera and more.… Read More

Discover Studio Art at Auction, August 21st through 29th

MARLBOROUGH, MA – August 20, 2014 – Skinner is hosting an Online Studio Paintings auction from Thursday, August 21st through Friday, August 29th. Bidders are invited to view all lots in the auction online, or in person at the Skinner Marlborough Gallery on August 26th and 27th.

The online auction features artwork in a variety of media from Old Masters to modern artists. Over 500 landscapes, marine art, portraits, prints, woodcuts, and summer scenes will be offered, along with a collection of Frank Weston Benson prints of birds and sculpture.… Read More

Discover the Studio Movement in Boston: Events around the City

Artists of the Studio Movement create furniture, pottery, glass, metalwork, textiles, and jewelry for individual enjoyment rather than mass production. The movement traces its beginnings to the period just after World War II, and I, personally, have been watching the movement develop and mature for more than 30 years.

Over the years, I have had the pleasure to meet many studio artists in person. Knowing and connecting with the person who created a piece provides a fuller experience and understanding of the work.… Read More

Watch George Sherwood Kinetic Sculptures in Action

In December 2012, a collection of garden sculpture attracted interested bidders from across the country. “Placed into the right natural environment, a garden sculpture can become something more than just an interesting form. It becomes an extension of nature and may even take on a personality that changes with the seasons,” wrote department director Jane Prentiss.

That personality is even more apparent when the sculpture moves!… Read More

Discovery Auction Features Dolls, Toys, and Decorative Objects

MARLBOROUGH, Mass. – May 10, 2013 – Skinner, Inc. will host a two-day Discovery auction on May 22nd and 23rd in its Marlborough gallery. The first day of the sale will feature rare and antique dolls, vintage toys, collectibles and ephemera. Day two presents a fine selection of assorted early photography and scientific instruments, as well as furniture and decorative objects. The two-day auction offers more than 1300 lots of one-of-a-kind objects that will enhance your collection or make your home and life a little more “you.”

Antique Dolls

The May auction features an excellent assortment of vintage and collectible dolls, including French and German fashion dolls, as well as American cloth dolls.… Read More

Discovery Auction Features Studio Paintings, Prints, and Photography

MARLBOROUGH, Mass. – April 1, 2013 – Skinner, Inc. will host a two-day Discovery auction on April 17th and 18th in its Marlborough gallery. The first day of the sale will feature a diverse collection of studio paintings, prints, and photography. Day two presents a fine selection of assorted furniture and decorative arts. In conjunction with the live auction, a collection of lots of 20th century advertising and political posters will be available from April 17th through April 23rd, exclusively as a Skinner online timed auction.… Read More

Rare Miniature Portraits Reach an Audience 10,000 Miles Away

When I first saw these pictures, they looked much like any other attractive pair of miniature portraits that we sell in our American Furniture & Decorative Arts auctions. Who could have guessed at first glance that they could be extremely rare pieces painted by a one-time criminal?

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.

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