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Skinner Presents its Fall Auction of American Furniture & Decorative Arts

George Hartwell (Massachusetts, 1815-1901) Portrait of Mary A. Crockett of Lincoln, Maine (Lot 89, Estimate: $15,000-25,000)

Carved Polychrome and Gilt Eagle Plaque, America, 19th century (Lot 602, Estimate: $8,000-12,000)

BOSTON, MA  – Skinner, Inc. will present an auction of American Furniture & Decorative Arts on Saturday, November 19 at 10AM in their Boston Gallery. The auction of nearly 700 lots will feature a wide array of Americana, featuring important folk paintings and painted furniture from the collection of Dr. Howard P. Diamond of New York and an extraordinary selection of 19th century trade signs from the collection of Janie and Peter Gross of Pennsylvania.… Read More

American Painted Furniture: A Journey from 1750 to 2014

Excerpted from “Time and the Objects of our Desire” by Thatcher Freund, www.thatcherfreund.com, originally published in New England Monthly, May 1989. 

Blue-painted Pine Corner Cupboard, probably New Hampshire, mid- 18th century (Lot 308, Estimate $20,000-$30,000)

One day, sometime around 1750, a carpenter laid down his tools, and the corner cupboard was finished. This cupboard was especially pretty. Its proportions, its arched opening, its nicely detailed molding and the raised panels on its doors – these gave the cupboard an elegance not usually found in others of the period.… Read More

Sell This at Auction! 3 Strong Performers in the American Art and Antiques Appraisal Market

The American antiques market has recently seen a strong comeback from previous seasons. While collecting trends come and go, some objects always find favor with bidders and consistently hold their value. It’s good to know what’s hot at auction right now; it’s better to know what remains popular year after year. That’s your best bet for selling auction-ready property and netting the highest price possible, no matter what the collecting climate.