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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

Back to the Future: Skinner Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments Auction Features Mechanical Marvels, April 28

Charles Fasoldt’s Patent Inverted Dial Regulator, Albany, for H. Eckert, Troy, New York, c. 1865 (Lot 70, Estimate: $60,000-80,000)

Skinner, Inc. is pleased to present an auction of Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments on Friday, April 28 at 10AM in Marlborough, MA. Robert Cheney, Director of Clocks, comments that the nearly 400 lots in this auction are widely varied, and include great rarities for the specialist connoisseur, fine clocks from America and Europe, intriguing musical novelties, and affordable microscopes and telescopes.… Read More

Skinner Presents April Auction of Fine Silver, European Furniture & Decorative Arts

Prosper Roussel Patinated and Gilt-bronze Jewel Casket and Cover, France, second quarter 19th century (Lot 176, Estimate: $6,000-8,000)

BOSTON, MA – Skinner, Inc. will present an auction of European Furniture & Decorative Arts & Fine Silver in its Boston Gallery on Friday, April 7 at 10AM. With over 650 lots on offer, the auction will feature an expansive selection of fine silver and European fine and decorative arts of the 16th through early 20th centuries.… Read More

Skinner Celebrates the New Year with Two-Day Auction of European Furniture & Decorative Arts, Fine Silver, and Ceramics

BOSTON, MA – Skinner, Inc. presents an outstanding two-day auction of European Furniture & Decorative Arts and Fine Silver & English Ceramics, taking place in Boston. Session I begins on Thursday, January 12 at 4PM with over 350 lots of fine ceramics and silver. Session II opens on Friday, January 13 at 10AM with 376 lots of fine furniture, porcelain, bronze and marble sculpture, glassware, and more.

Iconic names in design and workmanship including Tiffany, Louis Vuitton, Faberge, and Wedgwood are prominently represented.… Read More

The Rare Flintlock Alarm Candle Clock

Flintlock Alarm Candle Clock, c. 1745 (Lot 547, Estimate $20,000-$40,000)

Those who have ever been slaves to the “snooze” button on cell phones or alarm clocks in the morning, will want to take a closer look at the Flintlock Alarm Candle Clock, one of 750 lots offered in Skinner’s European Furniture & Decorative arts auction on July 15, 2016 in Marlborough, MA. I am going to venture that when this clock was made, c. 1745, the mechanism likely functioned in such a way that the idea of a “snooze” button would not be necessary.… Read More

Skeleton Clock, New England Tall Clocks Lead Skinner’s April Auction of Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments

Louis E. Meyer 'Grand Complication' Skeleton Clock

Louis E. Meyer ‘Grand Complication’ Skeleton Clock, St. Charles, Missouri, 1876 (Lot 138, Estimate $20,000-$40,000)

MARLBOROUGH, MA – Skinner, Inc.’s spring auction of Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments will offer a broad range of outstanding and affordable technical collectibles for both the beginning and advanced collector. To be held on Friday, April 29 at 10AM in Skinner’s Marlborough gallery, the sale will present over 350 carefully curated lots, many of them drawn from private collections from across the country.… Read More

Skinner to Present Mechanical Wonders During Live Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments Auction, April 25

Nathaniel Hill 2 1/2-inch Pocket Globe, c. 1754 (Lot 223, Estimate $5,000-$7,000)

Online Auction to Also Spotlight Militaria

BOSTON, MA – April 10, 2015Skinner, Inc. will host a live auction of Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments on April 25th, featuring nearly 300 lots and covering a range of mechanical masterpieces, from fine American and European timekeepers to musical clocks, early navigational instruments, intriguing automata and more.… Read More

My Grandfather’s Clock: The Many Names of This Floor-standing Timekeeper

To a small child, the stately “Grandfather clock” standing majestically in the corner more closely resembles a furniture skyscraper than a timekeeper.  The iconic term “Grandfather clock” brings to mind antiquity, beautiful furniture, and mechanical marvels. But it is not the way scholars refer to these clocks. In fact, the name came from a popular song.

“Grandfather’s Clock/Song and Chorus” by Henry Clay Work came out in 1876

“Grandfather’s Clock/Song and Chorus” was so popular that a sequel was published in 1878

Henry Clay Work’s “Grandfather’s Clock/Song and Chorus” came out in 1876.… Read More

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