Skinner 20th Century Furniture and Decorative Arts Auction to Feature Dedham Pottery, Bigelow & Kenn Skinner, Inc. today announced that its upcoming bi-annual auction of 20th Century Furniture and Decorative Arts takes place in the Boston gallery on Saturday, June 25th at 10:00 a.m.
of Hans Wegner dining and lounge chairs, and day and evening beds comes to Skinner from the estates of New England families who found these designs to be a fresh source of inspiration as they started their households in the traditional environment of mid-20th century New England.
One of the greatest post-war studio furniture designers and makers George Nakashima (1905-1990), from New Hope, PA, is represented by his Conoid dining table executed in American black walnut and rosewood. This lot, 401, is estimated at $30,000 to $35,000. Philip and Kelvin Laverne coffee tables in decorated bronze are perennial favorites and highlighted by lots 367 and 368, estimated at $6,000 to $8,000 and $4,000 to $4,500, respectively.
Surrounding the primary collections other offerings include a sterling silver tea service by Peer Smed, lot 181, valued at $8,000 to $12,000; studio pottery by Peter Voulkos and Scheier; art glass by Daum, Galle, and Lalique; lamps, glass and metalwork by Tiffany and over 100 lots of wall art including pieces by Gambino, Syd Solomon, Miro and Peter Max.
Catalog and Preview Information
Previews for the auction will be Thursday, June 23rd, 12 p.m.-5 p.m. and Friday, June 24th, 12 p.m.-7 p.m and Saturday, June 25th, 8 to 9 a.m. Illustrated catalog #2552B is available by mail for $35 ($42 for foreign requests) from the subscription department at 508-970-3000 x3240. It is also available at the gallery for $32. Prices realized will be available at Skinnerinc.com during and after the sale. Skinner's site also allows users to view all lots in the auctions, leave bids, order catalogs, and bid live in real-time through SkinnerLive!
Skinner, Inc. is one of the world’s leading auction houses for antiques and fine art. 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, Couture, Fine Musical Instruments, Asian Works of Art, Fine Wines, Rare Books & Manuscripts, Oriental Rugs & Carpets, American Indian & Ethnographic Art, Fine Judaica, Antique Motor Vehicles, Toys, Dolls & Collectibles, Discovery and Science, Technology & Clocks. 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.