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At Auction: The Sara and Samuel Laver Collection of Wedgwood and Related Wares

Featured in the July 14th European Furniture & Decorative Arts auction

Skinner has a long tradition of handling significant single-owner collections at auction, and particularly in the field of Wedgwood. When you think of the early days at the Buten Wedgwood Museum in Merion, Pennsylvania, you also have to think of the surrounding area and the wealth of Wedgwood collectors within a stone’s throw of the comprehensive collection, acquired by The Birmingham Museum of Art in 2010.… Read More

Saturday, July 14th Auction at Skinner features the Laver Collection of Wedgwood, British & American Silver, and European Furniture & Decorative Arts

Durgin Sterling Silver and Mixed Metal Teapot (Lot 134, Estimate: $800-1,200)

BOSTON, MA –Skinner, Inc. will hold an auction Saturday, July 14th of European Furniture & Decorative Arts featuring Fine Silver and the Laver Collection of Wedgwood. The extensive offerings include nearly 600 lots of European furniture and decorative arts from the 17th through early 20th centuries.

British and American Silver

Early Georgian tableware and a strong group of American Arts & Crafts silver from the likes of Arthur Stone, Katherine Pratt, Porter Blanchard, and Mary Catherine Knight are notably featured in the 200 lots of flatware and hollowware from the United States, England, and Europe.… Read More

Fall into First Tuesdays | September 6

Join us for First Tuesday in Marlborough

Tuesday, September 6 | 1:30PM – 4PM

Skinner experts will provide complimentary verbal auction evaluations during our monthly consignment event on the first Tuesday of each month.

Experts Available in September:

Judith Dowling, Director of Asian Works of Art ♦ Elizabeth Haff, Specialist, American & European Works of Art ♦ Stephanie Opolski, Specialist, European Furniture & Decorative Arts ♦ Stuart Slavid, Senior Vice President, Director of European Furniture & Decorative Arts ♦ Robin S.R.Read More

Souvenirs of The Grand Tour: The Collection of Thomas S. Holman

Group of Bronze Models of Columns (Lots 207-209)

Guest post by Thomas S. Holman. Souvenirs of the Grand Tour from the Collection of Thomas S. Holman will be offered in the European Furniture & Decorative Arts auction on April 5, 2014 in Boston.

In the 18th and early 19th century, wealthy young Englishmen embarked to the Continent on lengthy travels, known as the Grand Tour. The voyage could last months or even years, and was ostensibly meant to round out one’s education, which still emphasized a strong knowledge of Classical arts and architecture, languages, history, literature, and philosophy.… Read More

The 2014 Original Miami Beach Antique Show

An interesting discovery at the 2014 Original Miami Beach Antiques Show

I had the pleasure of attending the Original Miami Beach Antique Show for the first time this year. The fair runs for five days at the end of January into February each year at the Miami Beach Convention Center. With nearly a thousand different dealers from all over the world, it really takes a several hours (and a good pair of shoes) to fully appreciate the experience.  I spent two days at the show this year with my colleagues from the Skinner European Furniture & Decorative Arts department.… Read More

Auction to Feature Important European and Continental Collections

The Bent Family Collection and The Harry A. Root Jr. Collection will be offered in the July sale

BOSTON, Mass. – June 20, 2013Skinner, Inc. will host an auction of European Furniture & Decorative Arts on July 12th and 13th in its Boston gallery. Session I of the two-day sale opens with The Bent Family Collection: Furniture and Decorative Arts from Quattro Venti. Session II features sculpture, pottery, and porcelain and presents The Harry A.Read More