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Preview and Bid in Live and Online Auctions at Skinner Marlborough in March

Discovery Country Americana live and Jewelry & Silver online February 4th through 12th

MARLBOROUGH, MA – March 4, 2016 – Skinner is hosting a live auction of Country Americana on Thursday, March 10 and an online-only auction of Jewelry & Silver from March 3 through 11. Bidders are invited to view items and meet with specialists in person on March 8 and 9, or anytime online.

The live auction features over 700 lots of 18th, 19th and 20th century Americana including Chippendale, Federal, country and reproduction furniture, folk art, quilts from an Arkansas collector, British and Asian ceramics, metalwork, glass and more.… Read More

Country Americana, Jewelry & Silver at Skinner Marlborough in March

MARLBOROUGH, MA – March 17, 2015 – Skinner is hosting a live auction of Country Americana in its Marlborough, MA Gallery on Thursday, March 19th at 10:00 A.M. and an online only auction of Jewelry and Silver with bidding open from March 12th  through the 20th. Both auctions may be viewed in person at the Marlborough Gallery on March 17th and 18th or online at any time.

Country Americana features Chippendale, Federal, country and reproduction furniture, folk art, weathervanes, game boards, ceramics, glass and more.… Read More

Holiday Shopping Guide: Why I Buy Gifts at Auction

Vanilla. Its essence is delightful in a holiday cookie, but not so much in a holiday gift. We’ve all given them; we’ve all gotten them: gifts that are so unremarkable, so unmemorable, so “plain vanilla”, that they leave both the giver and the receiver feeling rather “Ho-Ho-Hum.”

The truth is, we all want to give and receive unique, thoughtful, and personal holiday gifts. But this seemingly simple task becomes daunting when all that is offered in stores and online is a homogenous array of “stuff.” Not only is it boring and uninspired, much of it is ill-designed, poorly-made, mass-marketed, and overpriced. So what’s a well-meaning gift-giver to do?