Skinner’s upcoming August Americana auctions are comprised of a varied and interesting array of early American furniture, paintings, needle works, objects of historical interest, and maritime pieces. Totaling over 1300 lots, each object displays some alluring characteristic that makes it best in its class, whether it’s an 18th century New York Windsor highchair with fine blue-green paint (Lot 377, Estimated between $20,000-25,000) or a late 19th century cap gun toy with a humorous message (Lot 1344, $800-1,200).… Read More
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MARLBOROUGH, MA – Skinner, Inc. is hosting a live auction of Country Americana on March 23 at 10AM. The auction will feature approximately 450 lots of rustic and refined pieces of Americana furniture, signs, paintings, wrought iron, glass, pewter, and wooden wares.
Flora and Fauna
The auction offers a wooden menagerie, highlighted by a large carved wood owl (Lot 45, Estimated between $800-1,200) and a carved and painted eagle (Lot 4, $1,000-1,500) along with a dozen other carved and painted whales, dolphins and shorebirds.… Read More
BOSTON, MA – Skinner Inc.’s upcoming auction of American Furniture & Decorative Arts features over 500 lots, ranging from classic New England case pieces and seating furniture to exceptional ceramics, fine scrimshaw, and very desirable folk paintings. The auction will take place at the Boston Gallery, 63 Park Plaza, on March 4 at 10AM.… Read More
Skinner debuts an innovative online auction format with its Irresistible Unreserved auction that will run from January 5 through January 27.
In this auction, every lot will start at the same nominal bid of $10. Alexander Hamilton, the face of the auction and a man who cared greatly about value, would surely approve.
All of the items have been inspected, cataloged and valued by Skinner’s experts and have been judged to meet Skinner’s high standards regarding authenticity and condition.… Read More
BOSTON, MA – Skinner’s 20th Century Design auction on December 15 at 12PM features an impressive array of decorative arts and furniture from early 20th century through contemporary design. The auction of over 390 lots presents design collectors and enthusiasts much to appreciate, with strong collections of Art Deco design, mid-century American Modern, Danish mid-century and early 20th-century pieces on the block.
A sampling of late nineteenth-early twentieth century ceramic art tiles from an extensive special collection opens the auction.… Read More
Join us for First Tuesday in Marlborough
Tuesday, October 4 | 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 October:
♦ Karen Keane, CEO ♦ Michelle Lamuniere, Specialist, Fine Photographs ♦ Robin S.R. Starr, Vice President, Director of American & European Works of Art ♦ LaGina Austin, Director of Appraisal & Auction Services, Senior Appraiser
Skinner Marlborough Gallery 274 Cedar Hill Street Marlborough, MA
First come, first served.… Read More
MARLBOROUGH, MA – September 7, 2016 – Skinner, Inc. is hosting dual online auctions of Jewelry, Affordable Luxury, Coins, and Discovery-Interiors from September 8 through September 16. Interested bidders are invited to preview items and meet with specialists in person on September 13 and 14 at the Marlborough Gallery.
Marie Keep, Senior Vice President of Skinner, Inc., notes, “We are pleased to offer such a depth and range of affordable luxury in September, with great examples of artist, antique, and studio jewelry, gold and chronograph watches, and silver and gold coins and collectible medals.… Read More
By Jane Viator
Skinner’s summer Americana auction took place on August 14 and 15. 772 lots were offered, totaling over $2.3 million with buyer’s premium. Stephen Fletcher, chief auctioneer and Skinner executive vice-president, noted that the sale’s success demonstrates the strength of this part of the market.… Read More
By | Jane Viator
The consigner, Lewis Scranton, is a long-time Connecticut dealer specializing in glaze-decorated slipware; 18th century Connecticut furniture; silhouettes and portrait miniatures; and domestic ironware.
He requested “an old-fashioned, on-site auction in the backyard.” He also stipulated no reserves and no buyers’ premiums.… Read More
For centuries cast iron firebacks have decorated the insides of fireplaces and typically, served two primary functions. Firstly, they protected the wall at the back of a fireplace from the excessive heat of the hearth’s fire. This was particularly important in chimneys constructed of daub (a mixture of clay and straw over woven sticks or branches). The secondary function of a fireback is to radiate heat from the fireplace into the room.… Read More