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Welcome to Coral Gables! Our Grand Opening Party

Known as “The City Beautiful,” Coral Gables “stands out as a rare pearl in South Florida.” Founded in 1899 by George Merrick, a Massachusetts native, Coral Gables exhibits the design aesthetics of enlightened urban planning from the turn of the last century.  Wide, palm-lined avenues, beautiful public green spaces, and monumental buildings combine with the Mediterranean Revival style inspired by cities like Seville and Cartagena.… Read More

Fuller Craft Museum Appraisal Day at Skinner Marlborough

Holiday Gift Guide | Wendell Castle Table
Saturday, March 22, 2014 10AM – 4PM

Wendell Castle (b. 1932) Table (Sold for: $24,885)

First come, first served. No appointment necessary.

One item $15, two items $25, three items $30. All proceeds will benefit Fuller Craft Museum.

Please join us for an Appraisal Day to benefit Fuller Craft Museum. Jane Prentiss, Director of the 20th Century Design Department and LaGina Austin, Director of Appraisal & Auction Services will be providing auction evaluations at the event.… Read More

A Tiffany Favrile Vase Finds a New Home

Last week LaGina Austin, our Director of Appraisal & Auction Services, and I represented Skinner at the 46th Annual Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning in Orlando, Florida. Heckerling is the “Super Bowl” of estate planning conferences, and Skinner has had a booth there for each of the past fifteen years.

In past years we’ve seen our fellow exhibitors raffle off everything from lobster dinners to bottles of champagne to all sorts of electronic gadgetry. We joined the fray this year, but decided to do so with a different twist. Our giveaway was an example of the wares we bring to auction regularly: a beautiful piece of modern design in the form of a Tiffany favrile vase offered in our recent 20th Century Design auction.