News-Antique.com - Sep 01,2009 - Skinner, Inc., - www.skinnerinc.com - one of the nation’s leading auction houses for antiques and fine art will host an Evening of Art and Antiques Appraisals on Thursday, September 17, 2009 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. in its Boston gallery, located at 63 Park Plaza. The event is open to the public and free of charge. Attendees are encouraged to bring items of interest to learn about both their historic and monetary value.
During the event Skinner appraisers, who regularly appear on a popular PBS-TV series, will verbally appraise all manner of art, antiques and collectibles – including paintings, prints, jewelry, carry-in furniture, art pottery, art glass, lamps, 20th century design, Asian works of art, books, manuscripts, clocks, folk art, silver, and much more. Appraisers will provide their opinion on up to three items per person. Photographs can be substituted for very large or fragile items. Skinner will also be accepting consignments of material brought to the event. Coins and stamps will not be included.
According to Karen Keane, CEO of Skinner, Inc. “Skinner is pleased to host this event for the people of Boston and beyond; these events enable us to better educate the public on what Skinner and the auction world is all about. While it’s the million dollar auction items that make the headlines, we want people to know that Skinner handles a broad range of art and antiques and we accept items for consignment year-round in both our Boston and Marlborough galleries.” Keane continued, “These appraisal events are great fun. We just never know what will turn up.”
To R.S.V.P. or for more information on Skinner’s Boston Appraisal Evening, call Skinner’s Boston gallery at (617) 350-5400. Learn more about Skinner auctions online at www.skinnerinc.com.
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 draws the interest of buyers from all over the world and its auctions regularly achieve world record prices. Skinner provides a broad range of auction and appraisal services, and it is widely regarded as one of the most trusted names in the auction business. Skinner’s appraisal experts regularly appear on the PBS-TV series, Antiques Roadshow, and its specialty departments include American Furniture & Decorative Arts, American & European Paintings & Prints, European Furniture & Decorative Arts, 20th Century Design, Fine Ceramics, Fine Jewelry, Textiles & Couture, Fine Musical Instruments, Asian Works of Art, Fine Wines, Rare Books & Manuscripts, Science & Technology, Oriental Rugs & Carpets, American Indian & Ethnographic Art, Fine Judaica, Antique Motor Vehicles, Toys, Dolls & Collectibles, and Discovery. Skinner galleries are located in Boston and Marlborough, Mass. For more information on upcoming auctions and events, visit Skinner's web site www.skinnerinc.com.