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

The Kern collection is encyclopedic in its representation of New England folk art.… Read More

August Americana | August 12-13

The Collection of Gail & Don Piatt

AUGUST 12, 10AM | MARLBOROUGH

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.

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The Arthur & Sybil Kern Collection of American Folk Art

AUGUST 12, 10AM | MARLBOROUGH

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