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Auctions, Antiques & The Contemporary Interior | Phillip Thomas, Inc. + Skinner

Skinner welcomes Phillip Thomas, founder and principal of Phillip Thomas Inc. for a collaboration on the catalog for the October 13th European Furniture & Decorative Arts auction.

Auctions are incredible resources for interior designers and their clients. Nevertheless, for many people, the idea of buying at auction can be daunting. There is often great value to be found; however, there is also the commitment of purchasing something that is not returnable and that cannot be taken on approval to try in your home.… Read More

A Day in the Studio | Phillip Thomas, Inc. + Skinner

Skinner welcomes Phillip Thomas, founder and principal of Phillip Thomas Inc. for a collaboration on the catalog for the October 13th European Furniture & Decorative Arts auction.

Watch as Phillip works with Skinner department staff and photographers to create vignettes full of color, texture, and shape.

Vignette 1: Lips on White – view the lots that make up this catalog image

Vignette 2: Acanthus Stripe – view the lots that make up this catalog image

Vignette 3: Greek Key – view the lots that make up this catalog image

Read more about our design collaboration with Phillip Thomas.… Read More

From Vision to Vignette | Skinner + Phillip Thomas, Inc.

Skinner welcomes Phillip Thomas, founder and principal of Phillip Thomas Inc. for a collaboration on the catalog for the October 13th European Furniture & Decorative Arts auction.

Phillip follows his guiding belief that the process of creating a home can and should be enjoyable for all involved. Since establishing his own firm in 2011, Thomas and his team have completed projects at many of the top buildings in New York City, and has worked with clients in Boston, MA, Newport, RI, and Southampton, NY as well as internationally.Read More

Incorporating Antiques: Through the Eye of an Interior Designer

Interior Designer Phillip Thomas

An Evening with Phillip Thomas 

Friday, October 12, 2018

Join us for an Evening with Phillip Thomas on October 12, for a Q&A on Incorporating Antiques: Through the Eye of an Interior Designer.  Skinner is excited to have had the opportunity to collaborate with interior designer Phillip Thomas—an ideal platform to showcase Phillip’s talent for seamlessly mixing an eclectic combination of antique objects, furniture, and works of art, all inspired by the property in this auction.… Read More

First Tuesday | September 4 | Marlborough

 

 

Join us for First Tuesday in Marlborough 

Tuesday, September 4  | 1:30PM – 4PM

Specialists Robin S.R. Starr, Stuart Slavid, & Suhyung Kim will be on hand to evaluate items and accept consignments for upcoming auctions. 

Experts Available in September:

Sam Gilliam (American, b. 1933) Yellow Fan-White Float (Sold for: $267,000 on January 26, 2018)

Robin S.R. Starr – Director of American & European Works of Art, will be on-hand to evaluate paintings, prints, sculpture, and photography for upcoming auctions.Read More

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

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