Skinner Auction to Feature The Fletcher Collection of Imperial Russia Skinner, Inc. will host an auction of European Furniture and Decorative Arts on Saturday, April 6th in its Boston gallery. This sale will feature The Fletcher Collection of Imperial Russia and over 30
dancer by Paul Philippe (lot 764, $800 to $1,200); a marble figure of Ciociara by Auguste Passaglia (lot 592, $2,000 to $4,000); a bronze figure of Diana releasing an arrow after Pierre Le Faguays (lot 787, $600 to $800); a marble figure of a boy playing the flute attributed to Affortunato Gory (lot 550, $1,500 to $2,500); and a selection of Austrian cold-painted bronzes including many by Franz Bergman. Two highlights by Bergman include a cold-painted seated Egyptian figure opening to reveal a nude woman (lot 693, $500 to $700) and a cold-painted bronze boudoir lamp with an Arab musician (lot 896, $1,500 to $2,500).
Attend a Lecture on the Treasures of the Romanovs
As part of a special presentation accompanying the European Furniture and Decorative Arts sale, Skinner will be hosting a lecture by Dr. Scott Ruby, Associate Curator of Russian and Eastern European Art at the Hillwood Museum in Washington, DC. The lecture, Treasures of the Romanovs: Splendors of the Decorative Arts, will take place on Friday, April 5th at 6:30 p.m. in the Boston gallery. Space is limited. RSVP online here.
Previews, Catalog, and Bidding
Previews for the auction will be held on Thursday, April 4, 2013, 12 p.m.-5 p.m. and Friday, April 5, 2013, 12 p.m.-8 p.m.
An illustrated catalog for #2645B is available by mail from the subscription department at 508-970-3240. It is also available at the gallery.
The Skinner website allows users to view all lots in the auctions, leave bids, order catalogs, and bid live in real-time through SkinnerLive!. Visit and “like” Skinner on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/skinnerauctions.
Skinner auctions draw international interest from buyers and consignors alike, with material regularly achieving record prices. The company’s auction and appraisal services focus on fine art, jewelry, furniture, and decorative arts from around the globe, as well as wine, fine musical instruments, rare books, clocks, Judaica, and more. Monthly Skinner Discovery auctions feature a breadth of estate material. Widely regarded as one of the most trusted names in the business, Skinner appraisers have appeared on the PBS-TV series, Antiques Roadshow, since the show’s inception. Skinner has galleries in Boston and Marlborough, Massachusetts with an international audience of bidders participating in person, by phone, and online through the SkinnerLive! online bidding platform. For more information and to read our blog, visit the website at www.skinnerinc.com, find us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/skinnerauctions, or follow us on Twitter @Skinnerinc.