Tag Archives: Elizabeth Haff

Virtual First Tuesday | October 6

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AUCTION EVALUATION DAY | TUESDAY, OCTOBER 6

See what hidden treasures our experts may be able to reveal

We invite you to join us online for our Virtual First Tuesday on October 6. Skinner specialists from all departments will be on hand to evaluate items via email.

Let’s get started: 

Step 1: Gather information and images for up to three items of fine & decorative arts, furniture, jewelry, silver, watches & coins and much more.Read More

Virtual First Tuesday | September 1

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AUCTION EVALUATION DAY | TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 1

See what hidden treasures our experts may be able to reveal

We invite you to join us online for our Virtual First Tuesday on September 1. Skinner specialists from all departments will be on hand to evaluate items via email.

Let’s get started: 

Step 1: Gather information and images for up to three items of fine & decorative arts, furniture, jewelry, silver, watches & coins and much more.Read More

Virtual First Tuesday | August 4

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AUCTION EVALUATION DAY | TUESDAY, AUGUST 4

See what hidden treasures our experts may be able to reveal

We invite you to join us online for our Virtual First Tuesday on August 4. Skinner specialists from all departments will be on hand to evaluate items via email.

Let’s get started: 

Step 1: Gather information and images for up to three items of fine & decorative arts, furniture, jewelry, silver, watches & coins and much more.Read More

Virtual First Tuesday | June 2

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Tuesday, June 2 | 1:30PM – 4PM

Evaluation Day: Find out the value of your objects from your home!

While we cannot invite you to join us in our Marlborough Galleries on June 2, we are here to help. All of our Skinner specialists from all departments will be on hand from 1:30PM 4PM to evaluate items via email. Contact us with your auction evaluation requests at evaluations@skinnerinc.com and we will answer them in as “real time” as we can.Read More

AD 20/21 in Boston, Part II: From Graffiti Art to the One Shot Stool

As an art appraiser and appreciator, I’ve always enjoyed AD 20/21: Art & Design of the 20th & 21at Centuries. This year, the show has moved beyond just modern design and prints to feature more contemporary art than I’ve seen in the past. The show is open from March 15– 18, 2012 at the Boston Center for the Arts

Home to Hungary and Back Again: The Travels of a József Rippl-Rónai Painting

When I first saw the painting Figures in a Field, it jumped out as having an animated, almost pointillist brush stroke, and a Post-Impressionist palette. It was clearly the work of an accomplished artist, yet when it was taken in with a large consignment of artworks, furniture, and decorative items, it was unattributed, and listed simply as an oil landscape.

Seeing Triple: The Mystery of Three Identical Rubens Paintings

I was seeing triple – or at least that was what it seemed like. Three versions of the exact same Rubens portrait hung on the wall. This was quite unusual for the Skinner Paintings department; to have three copies of the same painting at the same time. All three were based on a self-portrait by Sir Peter Paul Rubens (Flemish, 1577-1640). The original painting remains part of the Royal Collection at Windsor Castle. It is signed and dated 1623, commissioned by Henry Danvers, Earl of Danby, as a gift to the Price of Wales, later King Charles I.