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Louis Vuitton Trunks Conjure Visions of Railway and Steamship Travel

Louis Vuitton Upright Wardrobe Trunk, sold for: $9,840

Founded in 1858, Louis Vuitton, the then four-year-old Parisian luxury goods maker introduced its first trunk in the gray-toned “Trianon” canvas. To further distinguish themselves against their imitators and competition, the firm subsequently released the striped “Rayée” canvas and checkered “Damier” canvas before finally releasing the iconic “Monogram” canvas in 1892.Read More

Skinner to Host Fine Musical Instruments Auction on May 22

French Classical Guitar, Robert Bouchet, Paris, 1970 (Lot 26, Estimate $40,000-$60,000)

BOSTON, MA – May 10, 2016 Skinner, Inc. will present its first Fine Musical Instruments auction of 2016 in its Boston Gallery on Sunday, May 22 at noon. This auction will feature 250 lots, including a selection of antique and vintage fretted instruments, several historically significant wind instruments, and a wide variety of classical stringed instruments and bows.… Read More

Dorfman Jewelers Liquidation Auction

Gold Gem-set Earrings by Alexandra Mor

Sunday, February 21 | 1PM

After 77 years as Boston’s premier store for fine jewelry, Dorfman is closing its doors. Please join us for a final auction of the remaining inventory.  Designers include Alexandra Mor; Umane, Paris; Picchiotti; Bayco and more.

Preview: February 21, 10AM – 12PM

Location: Dorfman, 24 Newbury Street, Boston, MA

No buyer’s premium. In-person bidding required.… Read More

Authenticating a Picasso Drawing

Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881-1973), Femme retenant son peignoir, c. 1923 (Lot 601, Estimate $30,000-$50,000)

Provenance research can be like looking for a needle in a haystack, where sometimes what you find is a strong thread. Such was the case with a Picasso drawing that will be sold on May 16, 2014 in the American & European Works of Art auction at Skinner in Boston.

George Leslie Stout, the Fogg Art Museum’s first conservation department head, articulated the best practices for art authentication as a “three-legged stool,” and his model is still generally accepted today.… Read More