Regional Director for Northern New England, Elizabeth Y. Turner was the guest for a recent broadcast on LCTV. Watch Beth’s conversation with Community Conversations host Marva Nesbit. They discuss Maine tourmalines, Kashmir sapphires, natural pearls, fabulous Maine jewelry finds sold at auction at Skinner, and for Women’s History month, Maine jewelry designer/maker Madeline Burrage.… Read More
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Maine’s iconic coast brings to mind images of granite cliffs leading to bold ocean views in places such as Monhegan Island, or of coastlines strewn with rocks and pebbles made smooth over time. Lighthouses stand guard to guide boats away from treacherous rocks. Pink granite cliffs highlight the coastline of Acadia National Park and Mt. Desert Island.
As children, my cousins and I were fascinated by the tidal pools encircled by rocks as the water ebbed and flowed.… Read More
Skinner is pleased to announce the return of Beth Turner as the Regional Director for Northern New England. She had previously been an appraiser in the Fine Jewelry Department. In her new role, Beth will provide appraisal and auction evaluation services and manage client relations with individuals, fiduciaries, not-for-profit organizations, and museums. She will advise collectors and consignors in Maine, northern New Hampshire, and northern Vermont.… Read More
Writings Provide New Insights To Secretive Painter’s Work and Life
An extensive archive of letters previously unknown to scholars and collectors concerning one of the most secretive and celebrated American artists of the 20th century will be offered in Skinner’s May Fine Books & Manuscripts online auction.
The 43 letters were sent to Vassar College graduate, Alice Moore, the daughter of a Baptist minister in Poughkeepsie, between August 1937 and March 1939.… Read More
WEDNESDAY, MAY 3 | PORTLAND, ME
By Appointment Only.
Reserve an appointment with Skinner’s Fine Art Department & Fine Jewelry Department for a complimentary verbal auction evaluation and possible consignment of your Fine Art & Jewelry for our summer & fall auctions.
For appointments contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
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. Previews will be held on March 2, 12PM to 5PM and March 3, 12PM to 8PM.
Stephen Fletcher, Director of American Furniture & Decorative Arts, emphasizes that this auction offers not only rarities for the advanced collector but opportunities for new bidders to acquire “great pieces” that have been given modest estimates to encourage buyers to step into this vibrant market.… 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. “Lively” is his word for it.
Five of the top ten lots were paintings:
Skinner is welcoming advance reservations in the Kennebunk area through Wednesday, August 24. Meet with expert appraisers John Colasacco, Kaitlin Shinnick and Elizabeth Haff for a complimentary verbal auction evaluation and possible consignment of your Fine Art & Fine Jewelry for our upcoming fall auctions.
Brick Store Museum Program Center 117 Main Street Kennebunk, ME
Reservations recommended, walk-ins welcome.… Read More
MARLBOROUGH, MA – Skinner, Inc. will present a two-day auction of American Furniture & Decorative Arts on August 14 and 15 in their Marlborough Gallery. The auction of over 770 lots will feature a wide array of Americana, including strong collections of folk portraiture and painted furniture, early American furniture and smalls, and Pennsylvania folk art including fraktur and painted tin.
Session I opens with 35 lots from a collection of very early decorative arts, comprised of needlework, metalwork, and woodenware.… Read More
BOSTON, MA – February 10, 2016 – On Saturday, February 27 at 10AM, Skinner, Inc. will host its first American Furniture & Decorative Arts auction of 2016 in its Boston, MA gallery. The sale will showcase a broad range of furniture, ceramics, and fine and decorative arts, from 17th Century andirons to 20th Century Folk Art and Tramp Art.
Leading the sale is an excellent group of Folk Art and Portraiture, highlighted by a spectacular early 19th Century Polychrome Decorated Overmantel Painting on Pine with a Maritime subject (Lot 224, estimated $30,000-$50,000).… Read More