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An Evening with Deke Dickerson | November 17

An Evening with Deke Dickerson

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 17 | 5:30PM-7PM

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63 Park Plaza, Boston, MA 02116

Please join us for a Musical Reception at the Skinner Boston gallery on Friday, November 17 featuring Deke Dickerson. This reception is held in conjunction with a preview of the November 19 Fine Musical Instruments auction.

“It’s a tough job, but somebody’s got to do it,” claims journeyman musician/singer/entertainer Deke Dickerson.… Read More

Fine Jewelry Preview | New York City

 

Fine Jewelry Preview | New York City

Join the Fine Jewelry Department in New York City to preview highlights from the June 27 Fine Jewelry Auction. Private preview times are available by appointment only.

WEDNESDAY JUNE 14 | THURSDAY JUNE 15

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Skinner New York 415 Madison Ave, New York

Contact us: vbratberg@skinnerinc.com 617.874.4305

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An Evening with Deke Dickerson

An Evening with Deke Dickerson

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 4 | 5:30PM-7PM

RSVP REQUIRED

Skinner Boston Gallery 63 Park Plaza, Boston, MA 02116

Please join us for a Musical Reception at the Skinner Boston gallery on Friday, November 4 featuring Deke Dickerson. This reception is held in conjunction with a preview of the November 5 Fine Musical Instruments auction, featuring Vintage Guitars & Memorabilia.

“It’s a tough job, but somebody’s got to do it,” claims journeyman musician/singer/entertainer Deke Dickerson.… Read More

Who Can Come to an Auction?

I get asked this question more than any other.  The short answer:  Everyone.

A single word isn’t much of a blog post, so let me give you the longer version. Skinner auctions are public auctions.  Absolutely anybody who loves art or antiques is welcome to attend. The previews are a time for potential bidders to come into the gallery and view lots first-hand; to examine the condition of a Wayne Thiebaud woodcut, or the construction of a card table or to feel the heft of a piece of Wedgwood.… Read More

5 Tips for Bidding with Success in Online Auctions

This mahogany and gilt-brass French portico clock, c. 1860, sold for $1,230 in a Skinner online auction

Believe it or not, Skinner held its first online-only auctions in 1999. At the time, bidders experienced a platform built on an emerging technology.  Fast-forward to 2014, and it’s hard to find a collector or even occasional buyer who hasn’t participated in online auctions.

The main feature of an online-only auction is that bidding takes place online over an extended period of time – there’s no human auctioneer at a podium.… Read More

New Mobile Website Features Optimized Browsing for Buyers on the Go

BOSTON, Mass. – December 2, 2013 – Following the launch of its new website in Spring 2013, Skinner, Inc., internationally renowned auctioneers and appraisers of objects of value, is pleased to introduce its new, user-friendly mobile site.

Now live, the mobile website can be viewed on any handheld device by visiting www.skinnerinc.com. One of the first houses to bring auction to the web with interactive features and online bidding, Skinner continues its commitment to improving the online user experience by providing the most up-to-date information in an easily consumable format.… Read More

Discover the Studio Movement in Boston: Events around the City

Judy Kensley McKie (b. 1944) Triple Chest with Birds and Bees, Sideboard, United States, 1984 (Lot 518, Estimate $8,000-$10,000)

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.… Read More

Auctions in Massachusetts: A New Discovery Each Month

Original Art

The volume of material that passes through the auction room at our Marlborough, MA gallery each year is staggering! Still, I can’t walk through a preview without being drawn in for a closer look. I can’t not stop to admire.