and marquetry-inlaid vitrine (lot 439), estimated between $8,000 and $12,000. The upper section of this outstanding example consists of an arched cornice over glass doors enclosing a shelved interior, and the lower section has three long graduated drawers and a shaped apron on bracket feet.
A William & Mary oyster veneer table (lot 297) from the 17th century is estimated between $4,000 and $6,000. The table has a string-inlaid and veneered top that sits on barley-twist legs.
Previews, Catalogue and Bidding
Previews for the auction will be held on Thursday, January 12, 2012, 12pm-5pm, and Friday, January 13, 2012, 12pm-8pm. Illustrated catalogue #2579B is available by mail for $35 ($42 for foreign requests) from the subscription department at 508-970-3240. It is also available at the gallery for $32. Prices realized will be available at www.skinnerinc.com during and after the sale. Skinner's site also allows users to view all lots in the auctions, leave bids, order catalogues, and bid live in real-time through SkinnerLive!
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