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Skinner, Inc. to host one-day Discovery auction on February 14

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Skinner, Inc. will host a one-day Discovery auction on February 14th in its Marlborough gallery. The sale presents a variety of prints, rugs, furniture, and other decorative objects, as well as an excellent selection of books and manuscripts.

Books, Historical Manuscripts & Ephemera
From modern firsts to early printing, the February auction features ephemera, which will appeal to a wide range of collectors. Maps, atlases, natural history books, and reference books among others, will be offered. Highlights include a print of a Lapland Long-spur by John James Audubon (lot 8, estimated between $250 to $350), a signed carte de visite depicting a standing Florence Nightingale (lot 111, $200 to $300), an 1870 Beers atlas of Worcester County, Massachusetts (lot 7, $200 to $300), and a 1960 letter signed by Eleanor Roosevelt (lot 142, $200 to $300).

Cannery Row by John Steinbeck (lot 152, $200 to $300), Visions of Gerard (lot 75, $100 to $200) and The Dharma Bums (lot 74, $100 to $200) by Jack Kerouac are examples of modern first editions on offer.

Prints, Furniture & Decorative Arts
From traditional antiques to more contemporary furnishings, the February Discovery auction will present a breadth of unique items. A selection of prints includes an Andrew Newell Wyeth titled Sea Running (lot 511, $800 to $1,000), Sun’s End and Flurry (lot 289, $600 to $800) after Neil Welliver, and a pair of framed French hand-colored lithograph posters (lot 212, $150 to $250).

A set of four mid-century modern upholstered walnut arrow-back armchairs (lot 415, $300 to $500), a Louis Vuitton cabin trunk (lot 470, $400 to $600), and a Spanish embossed, polychrome-painted, leather four-panel floor screen (lot 242, $200 to $400) highlight the furniture offerings.

Decorative objects of note include a set of four French hand-painted faience plates (lot 491, $300 to $500), a rococo giltwood carved mirror (lot 244, $300 to $500) and a Hamadan rug (lot 326, $400 to $600).

February 5, 2013 |

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