BOLTON, Mass. – February 28, 2007 – www.skinnerinc.com - Skinner, Inc., one of the nation’s leading auction houses for antiques and fine art will host a two-day Discovery auction on Thursday, March 15th and Friday, March 16th in its Bolton, Mass. gallery, conveniently located west of Boston off Route 495 on Route 117. The auction features over 1,200 lots including a wide selection of material culled from over 16 Skinner specialty departments and property from several New England estates.
Thursday Evening Session
Thursday’s session begins at 5 p.m. and features nearly 350 lots of estate jewelry, and 200 lots of 19th and 20th century sterling silver and silver plate including tableware, flatware, table articles and accessories. Jewelry highlights include estate gold jewelry, Georg Jensen silver jewelry, pocket watches, and vintage signed costume jewelry. Fine silver examples include an English silver-mounted tortoiseshell chamberstick, large plated serving trays, a five piece Gorham silver tea and coffee service with tray, an English repousse silver coffeepot, and flatware from Gorham and Reed & Barton.
Friday’s session begins at 10 a.m. and features over 700 lots of Discovery’s usual fare of 18th, 19th and 20th century fresh estate goods. Highlights include a group of Wallace Nutting and Irving & Casson/A.H. Davenport Colonial Revival furniture, Victorian and Empire furniture from two estates, a large assortment of country Americana including yellowware, stoneware, furnishings and accessories, plus assorted 19th and 20th century clocks and timepieces, a wide assortment of paintings and prints, a variety of fireplace equipment, mirrors of various styles and periods, a collection of art pottery including Roseville, and a good selection of oriental rugs and carpets.
Held monthly, Skinner’s Discovery auctions offer something for every buyer and seller, every taste and budget. Skinner’s Discovery auctions are a great way for novice antique buyers and first-time auction goers to get their feet wet and experience the fun and affordability of buying at auction. For seasoned collectors, Discovery auctions are an excellent source of fresh estate material.
Website, Previews and Catalogue Information
The auction is available to view in color on www.skinnerinc.com by March 9th, or in person on March 15th from 1-8 p.m., and March 16th from 8-9:30 a.m., at Skinner, 357 Main St., Bolton, MA. A free PDF download of the printed catalogue for the auction (#2359) is available one week prior to the auction on Skinner’s website. The website provides full-color thumbnail images and full lot descriptions, and best of all, allows users to leave bids online, and view prices realized in real-time during and after the auction. For questions, please contact Skinner’s Discovery department at 978-779-6241 or email firstname.lastname@example.org . Please visit our website www.skinnerinc.com to sign up for our free eZine of upcoming arts & antiques auctions and events.
Skinner, Inc. is one of the nation’s leading auction houses for antiques and fine art and the only major auction house headquartered in New England. With expertise in over 20 specialty collecting areas, Skinner