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The Philip & Patricia Marco Collection: Notable Works of American Indian Art on Auction, February 10

Micmac Beaded and Silk Applique Decorated Woman’s Hood, c. 1840s (Lot 132, Estimate: $20,000-30,000)

BOSTON, MASkinner, Inc. presents The Philip & Patricia Marco Collection, featuring American Indian art. The 132 lots being offered on February 10 in Boston were acquired primarily in the 1980s when the selection was broad. In addition to its high quality, the material in the auction has the attraction of being fresh to the market.… Read More

Rare Kiowa Dress and Paiute Beaded Baskets Lead Skinner’s Auction of American Indian & Ethnographic Art, December 1

Kiowa Woman’s Beaded Hide Dress, c. 1870’s (Lot 159, Estimate: $60,000-80,000)

BOSTON, MA – Skinner, Inc. will host an auction of American Indian & Ethnographic Art at 10AM on December 1 in its Boston gallery, featuring a wide range of weavings, pottery, baskets, pre-Colombian art, and objects from the Northeast woodlands, as well as an impressive collection of American Plains Indian material. The auction includes a standout selection of Paiute beaded baskets from The George and Jackie Bernheimer Collection.… Read More

American Indian Gallery Talk |The Van Kirke & Helen Nelson Collection

Blackfoot Trade Blanket with Beaded Hide Strip, c. late 19th century (Lot 103, Estimate $15,000-$20,000)

Skinner is proud to present a single-owner auction of The Van Kirke and Helen Nelson Collection of American Indian Art. While the Nelsons, as Montana residents, emphasized material from the Blackfeet and Crow tribes, their collection encompasses fine examples from a broad cross-section of Plains and Plateau American Indian material culture.… Read More

Outstanding American Indian Art Auction at Skinner

Blackfoot Beaded and Painted Antelope Hide Shirt, c. 1870 (Lot 131, Estimate $125,000-$175,000)

BOSTON, MA – January 20, 2016 – Skinner is proud present a single-owner auction of The Van Kirke and Helen Nelson Collection of American Indian Art on Saturday, February 6, 2016 at 10AM in its Boston gallery.

Dr. Van Kirke Nelson (1931–2015) and Helen Nelson

“Van Kirke Nelson was a USC college student working as a camp counselor on the shores of Flathead Lake when he discovered the West—its wildness, its history, and its people.… Read More

Exceptional Plains Indian Art Stands Out at Auction

BOSTON, MA – August 11, 2014 – Exceptional Plains Indian clothing and beaded objects will be available at Skinner, Inc.’s American Indian & Ethnographic Art auction on September 6, 2014 in Boston, alongside tribal art from Africa, Melanesia, Polynesia, and Australia, pre-Colombian art, and objects from the Northeast woodlands and Northwest coast of North America. “Rare objects at a range of price points will catch the interest of both new and advanced collectors,” says Douglas Deihl, Director of American Indian & Ethnographic Art.… Read More

Skinner to Spotlight American Indian & Ethnographic Art at Auction

BOSTON, MA – October 14, 2013 – Exceptional examples of Plains Indian art, as well as rare objects from the Northwest Coast, Northeast Coast, Southwest, Africa, Polynesia, and beyond will be available at Skinner, Inc.’s American Indian & Ethnographic Art auction, on November 9, 2013.

Sioux Beaded and Quilled Hide Shirt, c. 3rd quarter 19th century (Lot 199, Estimate $150,000 – $250,000)

Plains Indian Material

An exceptional Sioux Beaded and Quilled Hide Shirt from the Charles Derby collection represents the auction’s top lot (lot 199, estimated at $150,000 to $250,000).… Read More

Rare and Evocative Plains Indian Art at Auction

Rare Plains Pony, Seed Bead, and Quilled Hide Shirt

Boston, Mass. – January 18, 2013 – Skinner, Inc. will host an auction of American Indian & Ethnographic Art on February 9th in its Boston gallery. Skinner is proud to offer more than 200 lots of evocative Plains Indian artifacts, including four rare pieces collected by the Burr family in 1855-1857. The February sale also features the Joseph J. Rivera collection, the largest group of Southwest historic pottery ever offered at Skinner, and two rare Eskimo masks.… Read More

American Indian Beadwork: Early 20th Century Plateau Pictorial Works

Many Plateau tribes made flat beaded handbags, vests, and other items in the last quarter of the 19th century. The earliest known examples show horse imagery and floral designs as well as other subjects from the natural world. These designs were generally arranged in a simple fashion on light backgrounds.