BOSTON, MA – May 1, 2014 – Skinner, Inc. announces a Fine Books & Manuscripts auction on May 31st featuring early American documents, rare books, manuscripts, natural history prints, and antique maps. Department director Devon Gray notes, “New England culture treasures books, history, and education; Massachusetts is home to Harvard University, the Antiquarian Society, and the Boston Public Library. Skinner is in a unique position to present important American documents at auction.”
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Guest blog post contributed by the family of Charles P. Fisher. The Estate of Charles P. Fisher will be offered at auction in Boston on October 27, 2013.
Charles Paine Fisher, or Charlie, as we always called him, was a true Renaissance Man. He developed a plethora of interests and skills, ranging from music to silversmithy, and had a scholar’s thirst for understanding important objects that had descended in his family.… Read More
BOSTON, MA – October 1, 2013 – Numerous examples of fine, newly discovered furniture, decorative arts and Folk Art – including two important single-owner collections – will be auctioned at Skinner, Inc.’s American Furniture & Decorative Arts Auction, on October 27.
An Ohio Collection of American Folk Art
Skinner is pleased to offer an exceptional, single-owner collection, featuring a small group of objects gathered over more than forty years by a Midwestern couple.… Read More
The Declaration of Independence, the very first and perhaps most important historical document, was intended to be printed and then thrown away.