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Works by George Nakashima, Pablo Picasso, and Hans Wegner Highlight Skinner’s 20th Century Design Auction, December 15

BOSTON, MA – Skinner’s 20th Century Design auction on December 15 at 12PM features an impressive array of decorative arts and furniture from early 20th century through contemporary design. The auction of over 390 lots presents design collectors and enthusiasts much to appreciate, with strong collections of Art Deco design, mid-century American Modern, Danish mid-century and early 20th-century pieces on the block.

Ceramics

A sampling of late nineteenth-early twentieth century ceramic art tiles from an extensive special collection opens the auction.… Read More

Country Americana and Studio Art online at Skinner in October

James Eaton Polychrome Metal Weathervane Sculpture, America, 2002 (Lot 4, Estimate: $800-1,200)

BOSTON, MA – Skinner is hosting a live auction featuring Country Americana on Thursday, November 17 and a Studio Art online auction November 10 through November 18. Interested bidders are invited to view items and meet with specialists in person on November 15 and November 16 or anytime online.

Highlights featured in Country Americana on November 17:

♦ A selection of carved polychrome contemporary folk art, including historical and whimsical figures and weathervanes.… Read More

Vintage Motor Vehicles, Calder Maquette Lead Skinner’s 20th Century Design Auction in Marlborough, MA on June 23

1937 Cord Phaeton 812 (Lot 11, Estimate $130,000-$140,000)

MARLBOROUGH, MA – June 10, 2016 – Skinner, Inc. presents its first 20th Century Design auction of 2016, at noon on June 23 in Marlborough, MA. In addition to a carefully curated selection of vintage Motor Vehicles, the auction will feature over 500 lots of fine and decorative art, including seating, sculpture, lighting, art glass, pottery, wall art, metalwork and jewelry, with highlights from some of the best designers of the 20th century.… Read More

Rethinking Your Interior

Jorgen Hovelskov Harp Chair (Lot 539, Estimate $2,000-$3,000)

Creating a design that reflects how you want to live while representing your interests

My first interiors were all of one period of design, they fit together beautifully and were seamless in design. I have come away from that experience bringing those pieces of history that delight me. For me, it was the rich colors and organic forms of Art Nouveau pottery. It led me into a life-long interest of beautiful objects made from clay.… Read More

Skinner’s 20th Century Design  Auction on December 5th to Feature Private Collections

Jorgen Hovelskov Harp Chair (Lot 538, Estimate $2,000-$3,000)

Boston, MA – November 14, 2015Skinner, Inc. will host its semiannual 20th Century Design auction on December 5th, featuring a wide range of decorative arts and furniture. Over 600 lots of silver, paintings, sculpture, art glass, metalwork, and furniture from 1895 to the present provide for a wide range of collecting opportunities, and three significant collections will be offered.… Read More

Impressive Range of 20th Century Design at Auction, June 20th

2002 Ferrari Modena 360 Spider Convertible (Lot 1, Estimate $75,000-$85,000)

BOSTON, MA – June 16, 2015 Skinner, Inc. is pleased to announce its June 20th auction of 20th Century Design, featuring over 500 lots of intriguing offerings, many fresh to market.

“Design collectors and enthusiasts will find much to appreciate in this auction, with strong collections of Italian design, Dunbar furniture, Scandinavian design, mid-century American Modern, and early 20th-century pieces on the block.… Read More

Country Americana and Studio Artwork at Skinner Marlborough in November

Shaker Cherry Work Counter, early 19th century (Lot 611, Estimate $4,000-$6,000)

MARLBOROUGH, MA – November 14, 2014 – Skinner is hosting a live auction of Country Americana in its Marlborough, MA Gallery on Thursday, November 20th at 10:00 a.m. and an online only auction of Studio Artwork with bidding open from November 13th through the 21st. Both auctions may be viewed in person at the Marlborough Gallery on November 18th and 19th or online at any time.… Read More

Support Fuller Craft Museum at the 20th Century Design Auction on June 28

Binh Pho (Vietnamese/American, b. 1955) “Twomo” Studio Glass Vessel (Lot 312, Estimate $8,000-$10,000)

BOSTON, MA – May 27, 2014  Skinner, Inc. announces a 20th Century Design auction on June 28 in Boston. Artists, craftspeople, and collectors donated fifty lots to the auction to support Fuller Craft Museum. “This is an excellent opportunity to support the arts and to find handcrafted, beautifully designed objects by contemporary artists,” said Jane Prentiss, department director.… Read More

The Range of Modern Design on Full Display at Skinner 20th Century Design Auction

BOSTON, MA – November 15, 2013Skinner, Inc. announces a stellar auction of 20th Century Design on December 7, celebrating Modernism with fine examples of furniture, art glass, lighting, pottery, metalwork, and sculpture. This highly curated sale will feature a breadth of modern design to complement every taste and interior. Among them: early mosaic glass lighting by Tiffany; iconic furniture designs from Stickley, Wegner, and Eames; studio works by Judy McKie and Thomas Moser; a section of fine art featuring works by Lynda Benglis; and much more.… Read More

Discover the Studio Movement in Boston: Events around the City

Judy Kensley McKie (b. 1944) Triple Chest with Birds and Bees, Sideboard, United States, 1984 (Lot 518, Estimate $8,000-$10,000)

Artists of the Studio Movement create furniture, pottery, glass, metalwork, textiles, and jewelry for individual enjoyment rather than mass production. The movement traces its beginnings to the period just after World War II, and I, personally, have been watching the movement develop and mature for more than 30 years.… Read More