Tag Archives: Ellsworth

Americana Exceptionalism

A legacy of beauty, ingenuity, and craftsmanship in Skinner’s August Americana auctions

Skinner’s tradition of notable Americana sales continues with auctions on August 12 & 13 and an online auction August 6-14.  The two-day and online sales comprise nearly 1500 lots of fine American folk art, American furniture, ceramics, and maritime antiques.  Day 1 kicks off the auction with two outstanding collections, the Collection of Gail and Don Piatt and the Arthur & Sybil Kern Collection of American Folk Art, Part I. … Read More

August Americana | August 12-13
The Collection of Gail & Don Piatt


The Gail and Don Piatt collection features a delightful array of fine country antiques with emphasis on early New Hampshire painted furniture, samplers, lighting, and decorative arts and painted miniature smalls.



The Arthur & Sybil Kern Collection of American Folk Art


The Arthur and Sybil Kern Collection of American Folk Art is encyclopedic in its representation of New England folk art.… Read More

What’s It Worth & Appraisal Day Events | Ellsworth ME

Friday, September 30 | 4:30-7:30PM Saturday, October 1 | 9AM – 2PM

Join Skinner at the Woodlawn Museum, Gardens & Park in Ellsworth Maine for an evening of antiques, education and socialization on Friday, September 30 followed by an Appraisal Day on Saturday, October 1.

Friday, September 30 | 4:30PM What’s It Worth? $30 per person or $50 per couple Admission includes the appraisal of one item per person or per couple Pre-registration required online Space is limited

On Friday evening guests can enjoy a Skinner “What’s It Worth?” event starting with a wine and cheese reception from 4:30-5:30PM.… Read More

The Ellsworth Antiques Show at Woodlawn Museum

“Majoring” in Antiques, with a “Minor” in Dogs

I was fortunate to spend three days last week in Ellsworth, ME as Skinner’s representative at the Ellsworth Antiques Show. Over 800 people visited the show, which is held under a large tent on the grounds of the Woodlawn Museum, Gardens & Park, the show’s beneficiary.

Ellsworth is the nation’s longest-running summer antiques show, and the exhibiting dealers bring top-quality antiques, fine art and decorative accessories from as nearby as Ellsworth and Southwest Harbor and from as far as Millwood, VA.… Read More