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Fire Buckets in 18th Century Boston

Fire buckets have been popular with collectors and owners of period homes for a long time. They represent a time long before most towns had established and well-equipped fire departments ready to respond at a moment’s notice to a house or shop fire, when people relied on their neighbors to come to their aid. The risk for catastrophe from fire was great. A single stand-alone house could be consumed in minutes. In towns, fire in densely populated neighborhoods could quickly result in the destruction of dozens of buildings.… Read More

Boston magazine names Skinner, Inc. Best of Boston 2014 – Antiques

Boston, MA – August 21, 2014 – Skinner, Inc. is pleased to announce that it has been named Boston magazine’s Best of Boston 2014 – Best Antiques. Skinner expert appraisers host auctions of rare, beautiful, and one-of-a-kind objects at 63 Park Plaza in downtown Boston. Featuring everything from jewelry and wine to paintings and furniture, Skinner auctions attract collectors, dealers, and art and design enthusiasts from New England and around the world.… Read More