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Bonhams Skinner Announces Major Americana Auctions Featuring Items from the Collections of Renowned Antiquarians

Two August auctions paint a vivid picture of American life through objects from the 16th – 19th centuries

MARLBOROUGH, MA – Bonhams Skinner is pleased to announce two upcoming auctions of Americana this August. An eclectic range of historical American antiques will feature across both sales, including museum-worthy items from early and influential collectors associated with several New England institutions and The Rushlight Club.… Read More

Skinner Breaks Record for Sand Bottles Sold in Single Sale

Three Andrew Clemens sand bottles brought in nearly 1.8 million dollars at auction, an example of the rapidly growing market for his work

MARLBOROUGH, MA — Skinner is delighted to announce the recent sale of three Andrew Clemens sand bottles at the recent Americana auction that took place from Nov. 15 to 22, 2022. Together, the three bottles brought nearly 1.8 million dollars, a record for sand bottles sold at a single sale. The market for the work of Andrew Clemens has grown quickly and substantially over the last several years, and the most recent sale at Skinner firmly establishes a new threshold of value for these remarkable pieces.   

Steve Fletcher, Director of American Furniture and Decorative Arts at Skinner said, “Knowledge of this art form was not common among most collectors until the last two decades.… Read More

Skinner Sets Auction Record: Andrew Clemens Patriotic Presentation Sand Art Bottle Sells for $275,000

The Andrew Clemens sand art bottle, featured in an episode of Antiques Roadshow filmed at Hot Springs, Arkansas, in 2002, estimated at $4,000-6,000, set a record at Skinner’s American Furniture & Decorative Arts online auction on November 23rd when it sold for $275,000. 

Andrew Clemens Patriotic Presentation Sand Art Bottle, McGregor, Iowa, c. 1885-90, sold for $275,000

The most ideal attributes and auction elements were all present: artist, design, condition, provenance, and competitive bidding (the presale estimate was $50,000-70,000).… Read More