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Bonhams Skinner

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https://www.skinnerinc.com
274 Cedar Hill Street, Marlborough, Massachusetts 01752
508-970-3000
Founded over four decades ago, Skinner offers more than 60 auctions annually. Skinner auctions reach an international audience and showcase the unique, rare, and beautiful in dozens of categories, including the fine and decorative arts, jewelry, modern design, musical instruments, science and technology, wine, and many others.
  • Feb 28, 2019

    The April European Décor & Design auction drew attention this spring with over 300 pieces of Royal Copenhagen “Flora Danica” dinnerware (Lots 1183-1215). The entire collection came from a single pantry at the Ker Arvor Estate in Newport, Rhode Island. A set of twenty-five seafood plates stole the show, selling at $25,00...

  • Feb 28, 2019

    The popular Netflix drama miniseries The Queen’s Gambit, written and directed by Scott Frank, has undoubtedly helped to repopularize the game of chess for both novices and enthusiasts. Interest in collecting chess pieces has never waned, and the market has been competitive for many years. Thirty-two-piece Wedgwood Jasper Chess Set modeled af...

  • Feb 28, 2019

    The April Americana online auction consists of over 850 lots of quality American furniture, decorative and folk art, and paintings from the 18th through early 20th centuries. The sale is gathered from collections built over decades, property from private collectors, talented members of the trade, and institutions; the auction co...

  • Feb 28, 2019

    Pop Art takes its name from the integration of commercialized popular culture into art—it is closely associated with the New York art scene starting in the late 1950s and early 1960s. Pop Art was, in part, a response to the dominant movement preceding it: Abstract Expressionism. The AbEx artists such as Pollock, de Kooning, Frankenthaler, and Rot...

  • Feb 28, 2019

    Josiah Wedgwood, the English potter, was an original member of the Lunar Society, a group of prominent figures in the Midlands, including industrialists, natural philosophers, and intellectuals. Matthew Boulton, Erasmus Darwin, Joseph Priestley, and the author and abolitionist Thomas Day were members of the social club formed to discuss issues with...

  • Feb 28, 2019

    Join us for First Tuesday online! AUCTION EVALUATION DAY | TUESDAY, MARCH 2 See what hidden treasures our experts may be able to reveal We invite you to join us online for our Virtual First Tuesday on March 2. Submit your items anytime before the 2nd and Skinner specialists from all departments will be on hand on Tuesday to evaluate items and respo...

  • Feb 28, 2019

    You may have seen some incredible auction prices for sapphires from the fabled Kashmir mines in recent years. Could that sapphire ring in your jewelry box possibly be one? First, a bit of a background on these sought-after stones. In 1881 in the Zanskar Range of the Himalayas, a landslide revealed a remarkable deposit of sapphires. These sapphires ...

  • Feb 28, 2019

    AUCTION EVALUATION DAY | TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 2 See what hidden treasures our experts may be able to reveal We invite you to join us online for our Virtual First Tuesday on February 2. Submit your items anytime before the 2nd and Skinner specialists from all departments will be on hand on Tuesday to evaluate items and respond by email. Let’s get sta...

  • Feb 28, 2019

    Here are some top lots in the categories of fine art, jewelry, watches, Asian art, and Americana from 2020 that gave a jolt of excitement and wildly exceeded expectations in a year that saw major auctions go virtual. Chinese Blue and White Lotus-mouthBottle Vase, sold for: $1,272,500 Elegantly formed, with an elongated pear-shaped body, allover lot...

  • Feb 28, 2019

    While each lot in An Important Bordeaux Collection is remarkable in their own right, here are a few selections that should not be missed. Chateau Latour 1966 (5 bottles) For a vintage largely overlooked, “[T]he 1966 Latour remains an exemplar of the vintage, certainly one of the best, if not the best Left Bank wine of the vintage,” (N. Martin f...

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  • Mar 30, 2022

    Since British private equity firm Epiris acquired Bonhams in September of 2018, the auction house has steadily expanded its market reach. Within the last two weeks, Bonhams has announced two major acquisitions of mid-level auction houses. New England-based auction house Skinner will now step under Bonhams’ umbrella. Bruun Rasmussen of Copenhagen,...

  • May 25, 2021

    For many collectors, furniture serves both practical and aesthetic purposes. Antique and vintage furniture can add character to a space and tie together your home. Attending a live or timed furniture auction is one of the best ways to find inspiration. Additionally, consigning to an auction can give your unused furniture pieces a new life.  Wh...

  • Apr 27, 2021

    The April European Décor & Design auction drew attention this spring with over 300 pieces of Royal Copenhagen “Flora Danica” dinnerware (Lots 1183-1215). The entire collection came from a single pantry at the Ker Arvor Estate in Newport, Rhode Island. A set of twenty-five seafood plates stole the show, selling at $25,00...

  • Apr 18, 2021

    The popular Netflix drama miniseries The Queen’s Gambit, written and directed by Scott Frank, has undoubtedly helped to repopularize the game of chess for both novices and enthusiasts. Interest in collecting chess pieces has never waned, and the market has been competitive for many years. Thirty-two-piece Wedgwood Jasper Chess Set modeled af...

  • Apr 5, 2021

    Christie’s Upcoming Calligraphy Sale Features 10 Lithographs by Iraqi Artist Dia Azzawi built his artistic career on a foundation of archaeology, calligraphy, and history. As a young artist attending classes in 1960s Baghdad, Azzawi understood the importance of connecting culture to politics. Art let Azzawi access the past while actively decrying...

  • Mar 30, 2021

    The April Americana online auction consists of over 850 lots of quality American furniture, decorative and folk art, and paintings from the 18th through early 20th centuries. The sale is gathered from collections built over decades, property from private collectors, talented members of the trade, and institutions; the auction co...

  • Mar 12, 2021

    Pop Art takes its name from the integration of commercialized popular culture into art—it is closely associated with the New York art scene starting in the late 1950s and early 1960s. Pop Art was, in part, a response to the dominant movement preceding it: Abstract Expressionism. The AbEx artists such as Pollock, de Kooning, Frankenthaler, and Rot...

  • Feb 18, 2021

    Josiah Wedgwood, the English potter, was an original member of the Lunar Society, a group of prominent figures in the Midlands, including industrialists, natural philosophers, and intellectuals. Matthew Boulton, Erasmus Darwin, Joseph Priestley, and the author and abolitionist Thomas Day were members of the social club formed to discuss issues with...

  • Feb 16, 2021

    Join us for First Tuesday online! AUCTION EVALUATION DAY | TUESDAY, MARCH 2 See what hidden treasures our experts may be able to reveal We invite you to join us online for our Virtual First Tuesday on March 2. Submit your items anytime before the 2nd and Skinner specialists from all departments will be on hand on Tuesday to evaluate items and respo...

  • Jan 26, 2021

    You may have seen some incredible auction prices for sapphires from the fabled Kashmir mines in recent years. Could that sapphire ring in your jewelry box possibly be one? First, a bit of a background on these sought-after stones. In 1881 in the Zanskar Range of the Himalayas, a landslide revealed a remarkable deposit of sapphires. These sapphires ...

  • Jan 19, 2021

    AUCTION EVALUATION DAY | TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 2 See what hidden treasures our experts may be able to reveal We invite you to join us online for our Virtual First Tuesday on February 2. Submit your items anytime before the 2nd and Skinner specialists from all departments will be on hand on Tuesday to evaluate items and respond by email. Let’s get sta...

  • Dec 31, 2020

    Here are some top lots in the categories of fine art, jewelry, watches, Asian art, and Americana from 2020 that gave a jolt of excitement and wildly exceeded expectations in a year that saw major auctions go virtual. Chinese Blue and White Lotus-mouthBottle Vase, sold for: $1,272,500 Elegantly formed, with an elongated pear-shaped body, allover lot...

  • Dec 15, 2020

    While each lot in An Important Bordeaux Collection is remarkable in their own right, here are a few selections that should not be missed. Chateau Latour 1966 (5 bottles) For a vintage largely overlooked, “[T]he 1966 Latour remains an exemplar of the vintage, certainly one of the best, if not the best Left Bank wine of the vintage,” (N. Martin f...

  • Dec 4, 2020

    Left: Ancient Apulian Small Volute-krater, c. 380 B.C. (Lot 196, Estimate:$2,500-3,500). Right: Wedgwood Encaustic Decorated Black Basalt Volute Krater Vase, England, 19th century (Lot 302, Estimate: $5,000-10,000) The Wedgwood factory’s beginnings coincided with discovering the ancient cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum and the blossoming of...

  • Nov 18, 2020

    Virtual Americana Trivia Game Created by Chris Barber, Deputy Director of American Furniture & Decorative Arts Test your knowledge of all things Skinner Americana (specifically, this November’s sale offerings) in this virtual game of as-competitive-as-you-want-to-make-it trivia and fun! You’ll venture through topics ranging from c...