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

Jane Prentiss, Director of 20th Century Design

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

Antique Carpets & Modern Furniture

Harry Bertoia ‘Bird’ chair, Knoll ottoman, and Koch & Lowry chrome swing lamp on 1880 Karaja carpet (Lot 163, Estimate $8,000-$10,000).

“The soul of the apartment is the carpet”, Edgar Allen Poe famously declared in his 1840 essay on interior design, The Philosophy of Furniture. He goes on to say that not only do the colors in the room take their cues from the carpet, but “the forms and scale” as well. He extols the virtues of patterns “with no meaning” (especially, “the Arabesque”), and writes many an unkind word about overcrowded designs and gaudiness of color.… Read More