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20th Century Design Q & A

Jane Prentiss, director of 20th Century Design will be available to answer questions and provide market insight during a 20th Century Design Q& Join us for a reception, preview and opportunity to learn more about the designs from the Arts and Crafts Movement, highlights from The Nan Edwards Art Glass Collection, Mid-century Modern, including the Irving and Doris Kanin Collection, Scandinavian design furniture, studio works by George Nakashima, pottery by Claude Conover and Makoto Yabe, paintings, sculpture, and furniture by Paul Evans, Moser, Webb, with lighting completing the design experience.… Read More

Works by George Nakashima, Pablo Picasso, and Hans Wegner Highlight Skinner’s 20th Century Design Auction, December 15

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.

Ceramics

A sampling of late nineteenth-early twentieth century ceramic art tiles from an extensive special collection opens the auction.… Read More

Vintage Motor Vehicles, Calder Maquette Lead Skinner’s 20th Century Design Auction in Marlborough, MA on June 23

MARLBOROUGH, MA – June 10, 2016 – Skinner, Inc. presents its first 20th Century Design auction of 2016, at noon on June 23 in Marlborough, MA. In addition to a carefully curated selection of vintage Motor Vehicles, the auction will feature over 500 lots of fine and decorative art, including seating, sculpture, lighting, art glass, pottery, wall art, metalwork and jewelry, with highlights from some of the best designers of the 20th century.… Read More

Rethinking Your Interior

Creating a design that reflects how you want to live while representing your interests

My first interiors were all of one period of design, they fit together beautifully and were seamless in design. I have come away from that experience bringing those pieces of history that delight me. For me, it was the rich colors and organic forms of Art Nouveau pottery. It led me into a life-long interest of beautiful objects made from clay. Interiors can be re-imagined using some simple guidelines to incorporate objects that reflect your interests.… Read More

Skinner’s 20th Century Design  Auction on December 5th to Feature Private Collections

Boston, MA – November 14, 2015Skinner, Inc. will host its semiannual 20th Century Design auction on December 5th, featuring a wide range of decorative arts and furniture. Over 600 lots of silver, paintings, sculpture, art glass, metalwork, and furniture from 1895 to the present provide for a wide range of collecting opportunities, and three significant collections will be offered.

Corinne Davidov – The Coda Collection (Lots 1-131)

Artist and illustrator Corinne Davidov launched The Coda Collection at the Marché aux Puces, in Paris, in the mid-1960s with the purchase of a Pierre Turin bronze medallion commemorating the 1925 Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs, the world’s fair that heralded the modern age of design. … Read More

Vintage Automobiles Cross the Block at Skinner August 8

Marlborough, MA – July 31, 2015Skinner, Inc. will present an eclectic group of automobiles to open  its summer American Furniture & Decorative Arts auction on August 8th in Marlborough, MA. The six vehicles on offer, produced between 1930 and 2002 by both domestic and foreign manufacturers, will appeal to a broad range of discerning antique and special interest car collectors and enthusiasts.

American Cars

The first two lots to be offered are iconic examples of “Detroit iron.” Lot 1, a 1930 Ford Model A Deluxe Roadster (Estimated between $14,000 and$18,000), is in remarkable condition for a “barn find,” as only fresh gasoline, a new battery, and a new starter motor were needed to return the car to running condition.… Read More

Impressive Range of 20th Century Design at Auction, June 20th

BOSTON, MA – June 16, 2015 Skinner, Inc. is pleased to announce its June 20th auction of 20th Century Design, featuring over 500 lots of intriguing offerings, many fresh to market.

“Design collectors and enthusiasts will find much to appreciate in this auction, with strong collections of Italian design, Dunbar furniture, Scandinavian design, mid-century American Modern, and early 20th-century pieces on the block. The majority of material in this auction was acquired when it was made, and has remained with the current consignors until now – allowing us to bring numerous pieces to market for the first time.” said Jane Prentiss, Director of 20th Century Design at Skinner.… Read More

Skinner Miami Celebrates Design of the 20th & 21st Centuries

May 29th Consignment Day

From Coral Gables, which is celebrating its 90th Birthday this year, to the Art Deco district in Miami Beach and the quirky MiMo / Biscayne Boulevard stretching north of downtown, South Florida is rich with the history of 20th Century design. On Friday, May 29th, Skinner’s Miami office will host a 20th Century Design Consignment Day from 10AM to 3PM. On hand will be Jane Prentiss, Director of 20th Century Design Department at Skinner.… Read More

The Burke House: Mid-Century Modern Architecture & Furnishings

The Mary Griggs Burke Estate includes the furnishings of the Burke house, on Centre Island in Oyster Bay, New York overlooking Long Island Sound. Designed and furnished by Boston architect Ben Thompson, the home was featured in the book: Design Research: The Store That Brought Modern Living To American Homes. In 1956, the magazine Architectural Record reviewed the home for its architecture and elaborate Japanese-style garden.

Mary Griggs Burke was best known for her passionate collecting of Japanese ceramics.… Read More

Little Red Sports Cars: From the Model T to the Ferrari

Many people express their individuality through their automobile. Apart from make, model and performance, color is an important factor, and red has always been a classic, sporty choice. In the young adult book The Red Car by Don Stanford, a teen boy falls in love with a little red sports car, a story that car lovers around the world can easily connect with.

Why do we love red? The color represents energy, excitement, and speed, and it’s one of the first colors the human eye can see.… Read More

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