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Charles Paine Fisher: A True Renaissance Man

Guest blog post contributed by the family of Charles P. Fisher. The Estate of Charles P. Fisher will be offered at auction in Boston on October 27, 2013. 

An entry in Paul Revere’s waste book from 1772 records the sale of these silver casters to Robert Treat Paine (Lot 69, Estimate $75,000- 150,000)

Charles Paine Fisher, or Charlie, as we always called him, was a true Renaissance Man. He developed a plethora of interests and skills, ranging from music to silversmithy, and had a scholar’s thirst for understanding important objects that had descended in his family.… Read More

Federal Furniture: A Lady's Secretary and Bookcase Attributed to Thomas Seymour

Essay by Robert D. Mussey, Jr., Milton, Massachusetts

Federal Mahogany Carved and Inlaid Lady’s Secretary-bookcase to be offered in the October 27, 2013 American Furniture & Decorative Arts auction (Lot 186, Estimate $100,000-$150,000)

The lady’s secretary and bookcase was a cultural badge signifying a Boston lady of refinement and education during the Federal period. Mary Cleveland (Smith) Bryant (1784-1860) was such a lady.… Read More

Stellar Examples of American Furniture and Decorative Arts at Auction on October 27

BOSTON, MA – October 1, 2013 – Numerous examples of fine, newly discovered furniture, decorative arts and Folk Art – including two important single-owner collections – will be auctioned at Skinner, Inc.’s American Furniture & Decorative Arts Auction, on October 27.

An Ohio Collection of American Folk Art

Rare Painted Wood Carving of a Boston Bull Terrier, by Augustus (Gus) Wilson (1864-1950), South Portland, Maine, 1930-35 (Lot 33, Estimate $125,000-$175,000)

Skinner is pleased to offer an exceptional, single-owner collection, featuring a small group of objects gathered over more than forty years by a Midwestern couple.… Read More