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Skinner Discovery Auction Mar 18-19

On Wednesday, March 18, 2009, Skinner, Inc., one of the nation’s leading auction houses for antiques and fine art, will kick-off a two-day Discovery auction featuring Silver and Estate Jewelry in its new gallery in Marlborough, Mass. The auction begins on the 18th at 2 p.m. at 274 Cedar Hill Street, Skinner’s new facility located off exit 23C on Route 495, just north of the Mass Pike, and continues on Thursday, March 19th at 10:00 a.m. The auction numbers over 1,200 lots and features offerings of Silver and Estate Jewelry, including sterling and silver plated flatware, serving and display pieces as well as estate and costume jewelry.

Wednesday Session

During the Wednesday session, silver highlights include makers Tiffany, Gorham, and Kirk in a wide variety of patterns, styles, and sizes. Following silver is over 200 lots of estate jewelry including retro 1940s and 1950s artist-designed pieces, signed vintage costume jewelry, and a wide selection of Victorian and later estate and costume jewelry, as well as large a group of pocket watches.

Thursday Session

On Thursday, the auction features Discovery’s usual fare: a wide and varied offering of estate furnishings, decorative accessories, carpets & rugs, and artwork from the 18th – 20th century. Furniture styles include American country, English, Victorian, and fine quality reproduction and custom made furniture.

Held monthly, Skinner’s Discovery auctions offer something for every buyer and seller, every taste and budget. Skinner’s Discovery auctions are a great way for novice antique buyers and first-time auction goers to get their feet wet and experience the fun and affordability of buying at auction. All Skinner auctions are free to attend and open to the public.

Website, Auction Previews and Catalogue Information

To view the auction property prior to the auction, attend the auction preview in person on Wednesday, March 18, 2009, from 10am-8pm and Thursday, March 19, 2009, from 8-9:30am, at Skinner, 274 Cedar Hill Street, Marlborough, MA. The auction is also available to view in color on Skinner’s website, The website provides full-color thumbnail images and full lot descriptions, and best of all, allows users to leave bids online, and view prices realized in real-time during and after the auction. For questions, please contact Skinner’s Discovery department at 508-970-3202 or email [email protected] .

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