Skinner November Discovery Auction Features Studio Paintings & Country Americana Skinner, Inc. announced today that its upcoming two-day Discovery auction, featuring 1,200 lots, will be held at the Skinner Marlborough, MA gallery at 274 Cedar Hill Street, and kicks off on Wednesda
News-Antique.com - Nov 02,2010 - MARLBOROUGH, Mass. – November 2, 2010 – www.skinnerinc.com –Skinner, Inc. announced today that its upcoming November Discovery auction will feature a special offering of Studio Artwork, comprising American & European paintings, prints, sculpture & works on paper, all affordably estimated to sell to the highest bidder. Country Americana will also be on offer.
The two day, 1,200 lot auction, to be held at the Skinner Marlborough, MA gallery at 274 Cedar Hill Street, kicks off on Wednesday November 10th at 2 p.m. with over 500 lots of artwork. Featured will be works by several Boston area and New England artists including Blair Lent, Nord Bowlen, and Charles Peter Demetropoulos.
Thursday’s session begins at 10 a.m. Featured will be country, painted and formal American 18th, 19th and 20th century furniture, including a collection of Martha and Ralph Cahoon painted furniture. Also on the block, American, British and Chinese ceramics, pattern glass, art glass, metalwares, quilts, coverlets, textiles & rugs and all manner of decorative accessories.
According to Skinner Discovery department Director and Senior Appraiser, Kerry Shrives, “Skinner Studio Auctions are a great way for both beginning and seasoned bidders to participate in paintings auctions, and compete for the works of well-known listed artists.” Continues Shrives, “My advice is to preview—in person or via the internet—and know what you are buying by doing your research on the artists, period and medium. There are always terrific buying opportunities at auction.”
Discovery auctions are held monthly at Skinner Marlborough. Free and open to the public, the auctions offer the general public the rare opportunity to learn about art, antiques, and collectibles at auction, in a relaxed and non-intimidating auction setting. Auctions are a great way to learn about the value of fine tangibles. The Skinner website provides full-color images and descriptions of each lot. For bidders unable to attend the auction, Skinner offers confidential absentee bids and real time online bidding over the internet with SkinnerLive! Visit www.skinnerinc.com and sign up to receive Skinner auction and event announcements.
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Auction Previews and Catalogue Information
To view the auction property prior to the auction, attend the auction preview in person on Tuesday, November 9th, 12-5, Wednesday, November 10th, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Thursday, November 11th 9-10 a.m., 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 contact the Discovery Department at 508-970-3202 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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