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First Tuesday | February 4 | Marlborough

Join us for First Tuesday in Marlborough

Tuesday, February 4 | 1:30PM – 4PM

Specialists Robin S.R. Starr, Jonathan Dowling, Kaitlin Shinnick & Suhyung Kim will be on hand to evaluate items and accept consignments for upcoming auctions.

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Robin S.R. Starr – Director of American & European Works of Art, will be on-hand to evaluate paintings, prints, sculpture, and photography for upcoming auctions. She is looking forward to seeing examples by listed, sought-after artists, as well as iconic works of fine art photography from the 19th through 21st centuries, with market interest over $1000. Post-War and Contemporary Art is particularly strong in the current market.


Jonathan Dowling – From the multi-faceted Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments Department, Jonathan will be looking for wristwatches, pocket watches, clocks, and important historical and scientific material.  Bring in your timepieces and related collectibles for an auction evaluation and the opportunity to consign for future auctions. 

Kaitlin Shinnick – Jewelry Department Director, will be appraising Fine Jewelry, Antique Jewelry, Gemstones, and watches.  The Jewelry Department holds four auctions annually and is actively seeking consignments for upcoming auctions. Whether antique or contemporary, Kaitlin is excited to have the opportunity to evaluate and possibly consign your luxury goods.

Suhyung Kim – Specialist of Asian Works of Art will be seeking Ceramics, metalware, paintings, prints, furniture and more from China, Japan, and Southeast Asia for the upcoming live auctions. Suhyung’s expertise is particularly focused in the areas of Korean art, Japanese prints, and Asian ceramics.


Skinner Marlborough Gallery
274 Cedar Hill Street
Marlborough, MA

First come, first served. No appointment is necessary. Photos accepted for larger or fragile objects.  Limit of 3 objects per person.  

The next Skinner First Tuesday event will be April 3. Appointments are always welcome.


Contact Us: events@skinnerinc.com

Elizabeth Y. Turner, G.G. Appointed Regional Director for Skinner

Skinner is pleased to announce the return of Beth Turner as the Regional Director for Northern New England. She had previously been an appraiser in the Fine Jewelry Department. In her new role, Beth will provide appraisal and auction evaluation services and manage client relations with individuals, fiduciaries, not-for-profit organizations, and museums. She will advise collectors and consignors in Maine, northern New Hampshire, and northern Vermont.… Read More

February Pre-Auction Wine Tasting

Pre-Auction Wine Tasting

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 4 | 5:30PM-7PM

Please join Skinner Specialists Marie Keep and Anna Ward to taste a selection of wines from the upcoming online auction featuring 1000 lots of Fine Wines & Rare Spirits. RSVP below to attend.

RSVP TO ATTEND

Lower Falls Wine Co.2366 Washington Street, Newton, MA

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Connoisseurs Collections from Across the United States Reach a Wide Bidder Base

$4.6m Week for Skinner

BOSTON, MA – November 25, 2019 – Auctions, in quick succession, of American Furniture & Decorative Arts, Historic Arms & Militaria, American Indian & Ethnographic, and Fine Wines & Rare Spirits Art resulted in a $4.6M week for Skinner with over 3,900 registered bidders vying for material across many collecting categories. Skinner is recognized as a source for fresh to market estate material.… Read More

How To Catch the Vintage Watch Bug—Without Breaking the Bank

A recent Instagram post of vintage wristwatches elicited a great response “goes to show you that a watch doesn’t have to have cost six figures to look like six figures. Love it.”

Collecting of any kind is fueled by a passion for design, quality, history, or by some unquantified pulse, and mechanical watches have a beauty, history, and utility that their owners can relate to on many different levels. To start collecting, focus on what speaks to you, what you appreciate visually, mechanically, or for the history that these pieces offer.… Read More

Fine Jewelry Preview | New York City

 

Fine Jewelry Preview | New York City

Join the Fine Jewelry Department in New York City to preview highlights from the June 27 Fine Jewelry Auction. Private preview times are available by appointment only.

WEDNESDAY JUNE 14 | THURSDAY JUNE 15

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Skinner New York 415 Madison Ave, New York

Contact us: vbratberg@skinnerinc.com 508.970.3113

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Beauty on the Block: Led by Great Works from Great Names, Skinner’s May 19 Fine Art Auctions Totaled Over $1.8 million

More than 500 lots comprising paintings, sculpture, photographs, and works on paper and representing a wide range of periods, styles, and subject matter were offered in Skinner’s May 19 auction. Robin S. R. Starr, Director of American and European Works of Art, notes that the stand-out successes of the auction were major works by renowned artists. Their enduring appeal and well-documented provenance resulted in prices that, in many cases, exceeded pre-auction estimates.… Read More

A Celebration of Text and Art

Papermaking, calligraphy, illumination, paper marbling, and gold-tooled goatskin bindings define fine bookmaking and are generally associated with western and continental books. However, mastery of these book arts was transmitted to Europe through the Middle East during the Middle Ages. Although the Chinese pioneered papermaking and printing with movable type, in Medieval times, all roads from China to continental Europe passed through the Middle East and North Africa.… Read More

First Tuesday | June 6 | Marlborough

Join us for First Tuesday in Marlborough

Tuesday, June 6 | 1:30PM – 4PM

Skinner experts will provide complimentary verbal auction evaluations during our monthly consignment event on the first Tuesday of each month.

Experts Available in June:

? LaGina Austin, General Appraisals ? Kathleen Leland, Modern & Contemporary Works of Art ? Robin S.R. Starr, American & European Works of Art ? Kyle Johnson, Coins & Currency

Skinner Marlborough Gallery 274 Cedar Hill Street Marlborough, MA

First come, first served.… Read More

Just for him: Skinner’s Gentleman’s Auction Offers One-of-a-kind Gifts for One-of-a-kind Guys

Perfectly timed for Father’s Day, graduation, and all of the festive occasions of summer, Skinner’s Gentleman’s Auction offers a wide variety of items that are destined to be favorite possessions. Some are practical, some are beautiful, and some are just plain fun.  Many combine all these desirable qualities. All have been selected by Skinner’s specialists to intrigue and delight both purchaser and recipient. It is totally permissible for one bidder to fill both roles…

The online-only auction opens for bidding at 10AM on Thursday, June 1 with lots beginning a staggered close on Friday, June 9 at 2PM.… Read More

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