SKINNER OFFERS ESTATE JEWELRY & SILVER IN FEBRUARY DISCOVERY AUCTION Skinner, Inc., one of the world’s leading auction houses for antiques and fine art, will host a two-day Discovery auction featuring Silver and Estate Jewelry in its Marlborough, Massachusetts gallery
News-Antique.com - Feb 16,2010 - On Wednesday, February 24th and Thursday, February 25th 2010, Skinner, Inc., one of the world’s leading auction houses for antiques and fine art, will host a two-day Discovery auction featuring Silver and Estate Jewelry in its Marlborough, Massachusetts gallery at 274 Cedar Hill Street. The auction begins at 2 p.m. and numbers over 1,200 lots.
Wednesday’s session begin at 2 p.m. with over 180 lots of silver and silver plated flatware, serving and display pieces. Makers featured include Tiffany, Gorham, Kirk, and a number of fine southern coin silver makers. Highlighted lots include lot 37, two whimsical Austro-Hungarian silver table items in the form a boy with a hoop and a train, and lot 83, a fine reticulated silver bowl retailed by Bigelow and Kennard.
Following silver is over 350 lots of estate jewelry, including many offerings in antique jewelry, costume jewelry, and vintage pieces from local estates. Featured is a good selection of diamond jewelry, including lot 388, a 14kt Gold, Opal, Diamond, and Seed Pearl Bangle Bracelet, and lot 494, a 14kt Gold and Diamond Ring.
Thursday’s auction features Discovery's usual fare: a wide and varied offering of estate furnishings, decorative accessories, carpets & rugs, and artwork from the 18th - 20th century. Featured are Antiques and Modern Design from Massachusetts estates, including Lot 528, a Joseph Gerte inlaid and carved mahogany sideboard, a Boston first quality custom cabinetmaker.
Skinner-Live! Online Bidding on Skinner’s Website
Skinner’s website features real-time online bidding via the SkinnerLive! bid applet. Visit www.skinnerinc.com and click on the blue SkinnerLive! Bidding button for full instructions prior to the auction. Once pre-registered on our website, you can join in the live bidding as soon as the auction begins and listen along with the real-time live audio feed of the auction from the comfort of your home or workplace. All lots in the auction are also available for viewing at www.skinnerinc.com . The website provides full-color thumbnail images and full lot descriptions. It allows users to leave bids online, and view prices realized in real-time during and after the auction. Visit www.skinnerinc.com to sign up for our free eZine of upcoming arts & antiques auctions and events.
Skinner Lot Alert
Looking for a particular item at Skinner? Sign up to receive Skinner’s Lot Alert – it’s a personal shopper service that automatically notifies you via email when an item matching your interest is posted to the Skinner website. From there, you can view the lot, get condition reports and bid online. You’ll find registration for our Lot Alert under the Buy/Sell Tab on Skinner’s homepage at www.skinnerinc.com.
Auction Previews and Catalogue Information
To view the auction property prior to the auction, attend the auction preview in person on Tuesday, February 23rd, 12-5, Wednesday, February 24th, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Thursday, February 25th, 8-9:30am, at Skinner, 274 Cedar Hill Street, Marlborough, Mass. Auction catalogs are available for purchase at the gallery for $9.00. For questions regarding property in the auction, please