Tag Archives: mid-century modern

No Place Like Home

The pandemic lockdown has taught us how important home is to our sense of well-being, our comfort, and our whole outlook on life. Now is the ideal time for re-decorating, re-purposing, re-modeling, and building anew. With these changes comes the need for different furniture. But where to begin? There are so many possibilities, so many choices.

A great place to start is with fine American furniture, with its four-hundred year tradition of excellence.… Read More

20th Century Design Consignment Day | New York

TUESDAY, AUGUST 20 | WESTCHESTER, NY | 10AM-4PM

Skinner is now inviting 20th Century Design consignments for upcoming 2019 auctions. Department specialist Dan Ayer will be available by appointment to offer verbal evaluations and accept consignments in the Westchester, NY office on Tuesday, August 20 between 10AM and 4PM.

Dan will be looking for furniture, lighting, pottery, art glass, metalwork, and textiles from iconic tastemakers throughout the 20th and 21st centuries.Read More

Twentieth Century Unlimited

Skinner’s December 14 auction offers a comprehensive selection of furniture and decorative arts of the 20th century, a time span of unparalleled creativity.

BOSTON, MA – December 9, 2018 Skinner presents a notable sale of 20th Century Design on Friday, December 14 at 10AM. The sale of over 500 lots is rich in renowned names and objects, plus unheralded treasures by modern masters waiting to be discovered. This eclectic mix for which Skinner is well-known has appeals to adventurous collectors of free-ranging tastes as well as connoisseurs seeking a rarity to complete an established collection.… Read More

Tiffany Glass, George Nakashima, and Swingline Collection Furniture Lead Skinner 20th Century Design Auction

Skinner’s 20th century Design auction was well received in Boston on December 14. Its success repeats the consistent pattern of Skinner sales: famous names and iconic objects, intermingled with obscure masterpieces and unexpected treasures.

The top lot of the auction, as well as many other pieces in the top ten, came from the fresh-to-market Nan Edwards collection of high-quality art nouveau glass. The rare red Tiffany Favrile exhibition vase, Lot 72, brought $33,210, far above the pre-auction estimate of $4,000-6,000.… Read More

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

20th Century Unlimited: Skinner’s 20th Century Design Auction on December 14

offers furniture, ceramics, glass and decorative material for novice and connoisseur alike

Jane Prentiss, Director of 20th Century Design, notes that over 500 lots have been organized chronologically, from iconic Arts & Crafts items through art deco, mid-century modern in all its manifestations, post-modern and contemporary pieces.

The sale takes place on Thursday, December 14 at 11AM at Skinner’s Boston gallery, 63 Park Plaza.… Read More

Functional, Fashionable, and Fun: Skinner’s 20th Century Design Auctions Offer a Rich Spectrum of Furniture, Art, and Ceramics

MARLBOROUGH, MASkinner presents two auctions that span modern design from its beginnings in art nouveau to pieces by artists and artisans still active today.

Jane Prentiss, Department Director, observes that both auctions celebrate the innovative use of materials and the adventurous concepts that characterize 20th century design. Wood and ceramic, fiber and laminate, metal and glass were re-imagined and used in new ways to meet the needs and tastes of a forward-looking, dynamic culture.… Read More

Jewelry, Affordable Luxury, Coins Online and Discovery – Interiors Online featuring 20th Century Design, Home Furnishings and Artwork, September 8 – 16

MARLBOROUGH, MA – September 7, 2016 – Skinner, Inc. is hosting dual online auctions of Jewelry, Affordable Luxury, Coins, and Discovery-Interiors from September 8 through September 16. Interested bidders are invited to preview items and meet with specialists in person on September 13 and 14 at the Marlborough Gallery.

Marie Keep, Senior Vice President of Skinner, Inc., notes, “We are pleased to offer such a depth and range of affordable luxury in September, with great examples of  artist, antique, and studio jewelry, gold and chronograph watches, and silver and gold coins and collectible medals.Read More

Discovery Interiors online Featuring Modern Design, February 4th through 12th

MARLBOROUGH, MA – February 3, 2016 – Skinner is hosting an auction of Discovery – Interiors online from February 4th through 12th. Bidders are invited to view items and meet with specialists in person on February 9th and 10th, or anytime online.

This online auction features over 300 lots of Modern Design, with examples of Arts & Crafts, Art Nouveau, Art Deco, Mid-Century modern and contemporary furniture, ceramics, Bakelite jewelry, glass and fine art.… Read More

Antique Carpets & Modern Furniture

“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. (One can’t help wondering what Poe would make of the current Age of Beige we have been in since the 1990s.)

So here we are, 175 years later, still asking that fundamental question: how should we furnish our interiors?… Read More

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