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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

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