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Important and Historic Americana to be Offered at Skinner

BOSTON, MA – February 11, 2015 – Skinner, Inc. presents a strong selection of American folk art and furniture during its March 1 auction of American Furniture & Decorative Arts. The sale will feature rare needleworks, paintings, folk art, furniture displaying the cabinet makers’ art spanning the 1730s to the 1830s, and much more.

“We’re pleased to offer a broad selection of important material in this auction that will appeal to a wide range of tastes and collectors,” said Stephen Fletcher, Executive Vice President and Director, American Furniture & Decorative Arts.… Read More

Austrian Bronzes: A Collection of Figurines both Whimsical and Life-Like

Austrian Bronzes | Collectible Figurines

Beginning in the late 19th century, miniature and table top bronze figures crafted in Vienna, Austria drew the attention of collectors in Europe and America. Vividly hand-painted in enamels, these finely detailed figures depicted life-like natural subjects, sometimes in cartoonish, satirical, or whimsical situations. The range of characters include familiar and popular figures, Black Americana, expedition and travel-inspired subjects, elements of the exotic Oriental or near Eastern world, as well as erotic figures.… Read More