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March 3 | First Tuesdays in Marlborough

Robin S.R. Starr, Vice President Director of American & European Works of Art

First Tuesdays is Expanding

Tuesday, March 3rd 1:30PM – 4PM

Skinner Marlborough Gallery 274 Cedar Hill Street Marlborough, MA 01752

Meet expert appraisers in fine photographs, paintings, jewelry, decorative arts and silver.

Michelle Lamuniere, Fine Photographs Specialist, Gloria Lieberman, Vice President of Fine Jewelry, Stephanie Opolski, European Furniture, Decorative Arts & Fine Silver Specialist and Robin Starr, Vice President & Director of American & European Works of Art will provide complimentary verbal auction evaluations.… Read More

February 3 | First Tuesdays in Marlborough

Stuart Slavid, Senior Vice President, European Furniture & Decorative Arts

Discover the value of your fine and decorative arts

Tuesday, February 3rd 1:30PM – 4PM

Skinner Marlborough Gallery 274 Cedar Hill Street Marlborough, MA 01752

Meet expert appraisers in fine art and decorative arts.

Appraisers specializing in  ceramics, glass, silver, marble & bronze statuary, clocks, lighting, rugs, textiles,antique furniture, fine paintings, prints, works on paper, photography and sculpture will provide complimentary verbal auction evaluations.… Read More

Remembering Bob Skinner

I met Bob Skinner in 1964 at one of his first auctions in Harvard, Massachusetts. He helped me load a Silas Hoadley tall case clock into my car. At $85, it was a big purchase for a 17-year-old! I worked for Bob Skinner that summer, and again after graduating from Wellesley High School. After I joined the Navy, Nancy Skinner wrote to me regularly with updates on Bob’s antique adventures. When I returned home, a job was waiting for me in Bolton, Massachusetts.

Make it Beautiful and Make it Good, Part I

I was truly honored to be asked to speak at the North Bennet Street School Commencement on June 1, 2012. As I thought through what I might speak about, I concluded I actually have a lot in common with the graduates from this school that educates men and women in traditional trades and craftsmanship. These graduates are makers of objects today that appraisers like me will evaluate in the future.

Here are the words I shared with the graduates.

The Pawn Stars Effect, Part 1

As a Skinner appraiser, I see all different kinds of people come through the door, lugging furniture, carrying paintings, or holding boxes of heirlooms, looking hopeful, perhaps nervous, or maybe even overconfident. I find that many fit into three groups: The Dreamers, The Realists, and The Skeptics.