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Country Americana | A Specialists Perspective

Skinner monthly Discovery auctions are approachable and keenly followed by seasoned and novice buyers alike for their affordability and diverse, eclectic offerings.  A recent Country Americana auction featured a broad and eclectic selection of 18th, 19th, and 20th-century furniture, folk art, ceramics, metalwork, fine art, and textiles. Department specialist Kyle Johnson weighs-in on some of the areas where he saw strong auction results.  

 

Six Graduated Painted Firkins, 19th century

  This group of six graduated buckets hammered for $1,300, outperforming the expected $600-800 estimate.… Read More

Meet the Experts: Cara Elmslie, Director of Discovery Auctions

What I really love about this sale is the huge variety of beautiful things: from the simple yet sturdy country pine furniture with honestly aging chipped paint to the more formal Chippendale and Queen Anne-style pieces crafted to demonstrate the beauty of imported woods.

In setting up the preview, I had a good time picking out some of my favorite pieces and arranging them in a way that really shows you don’t need to have just one single style in your home. You can pick your favorite pieces and mix them up to create your own aesthetic. Country and formal styles can and do go together.