Studio Paintings & Country Americana Up for Bid at July Skinner Discovery Auction The July 18 - 19, 2012 Skinner Discovery auction in Massachusetts features country Americana, studio paintings, portraits, landscapes, folk art, and weather vanes.
News-Antique.com - Jul 05,2012 - MARLBOROUGH, Mass. – July 5, 2012 – Skinner, Inc. will host a Discovery auction on July 18th and 19th in its Marlborough gallery. The sale presents an excellent assortment of artwork along with Country Americana-style furnishings and decorative objects.
Studio Paintings (Lots 1-600)
Highlights from this diverse selection of paintings include an oil painting by Andrew S. Conklin (lot 260, estimated between $800 and $1,200) titled Blue Paper, An Artist's Studio with his Nude Model, as well as Scott Moore’s Low Tide (lot 108, $700 to $900), William Baxter Palmer Closson’s Portrait of Three Ladies in Profile (lot 119, $800 to $1,200), Lobster Shack, Cape Ann by Tom Nicholas (lot 160, $600 to $800), Benjamin Franklin De Haven’s Haunt of the Kingfisher (lot 385, $2,000 to $3,000), and Horn’s Ranch by James Emery Greer (lot 401, $800 to $1,200). A monoprint titled Komposition Mit Kleiner Figur by German artist Hannah Hoch (lot 130, $800 to $1,200) and a painting titled Family Carrying Fruit by Jean-Rene Chery (lot 245, $300 to $500) will also be offered.
Country Americana (Lots 601-1318)
Session two, which features Country Americana, will include weather vanes, Toleware, pine blanket chests, Federal candle stands, butter molds and much more. Highlights include an 83-piece Copeland Spode Red Trade Winds pattern ironstone dinner service (lot 667, $400 to $600), a 19th century American portrait of a young girl holding a basket of flowers (lot 739, $1,500 to $2,500), a polychrome painted wood “Shine10” advertising bench (lot 755, $400 to $600), a pair of Grenfall Industries painted carved wood seated Eskimo figural bookends (lot 876, $250 to $350), a Federal octagonal cherry and maple candle stand (lot 970, $300 to $500), and a country white and green-painted pine step-back cupboard (lot 1036, $1,200 to $1,500). An early 20th century large painted sailboat model (lot 774, $300 to $500) and a modern drafting illustrated painted wood half hull model of a ship (lot 1031, $400 to $600) are also up for bid.
Previews, Catalogue, and Bidding (Tuesday preview will stay open until 7pm!)
Please note that Skinner has extended the preview hours with an additional two hours on Tuesday evening.
Previews for the auction will be held on Tuesday, July 17, 2012, 12 p.m.-7 p.m., Wednesday, July18, 2012, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., and Thursday, July 19, 2012, 9 a.m.-10 a.m.
A text catalogue for #2606M is available by mail from the subscription department at 508-970-3240. It is also available at the gallery. 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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