Skinner’s September Discovery Auction to Feature Silver; Vintage Jewelry; American, European and Asian Furniture; and more

Skinner, Inc. will host a Discovery auction on September 14th and 15th in its Marlborough gallery. The large sale helps kick-off the autumn auction season, with more than 1,500 lots up for bid.

Wednesday’s offerings, which go on the block starting at 2 p.m. include approximately 200 lots of American, British & International silver and silverplated holloware and flatware; nearly 350 lots of Antique, period & vintage jewelry, gemstones & semi-precious stones, and costume jewelry; approximately 200 lots of American Indian & Ethnographic Art; and approximately 100 lots of stringed and fretted musical instruments.

Thursday’s Session II begins at 10 a.m. and features a mix of American, European and Asian furniture & decorative arts; paintings, prints & works on paper; Oriental carpets & rugs; and late Victorian art glass.

Recently named the ‘Best of Boston for antiques west of the city’, awarded by Boston Magazine, Skinner’s Discovery auctions offer something for every buyer and seller, every taste and budget. Held monthly, Discovery auctions include a broad selection of estate furnishings, decorative accessories, carpets & rugs, and artwork from the 18th – 20th century. Free and open to the public, the auctions offer the general public the rare opportunity to learn about art, antiques, and collectibles at auction, in a relaxed and non-intimidating auction setting.

The Skinner website provides full-color images and descriptions of each lot. For bidders unable to attend the auction, Skinner offers confidential absentee bids and real-time online bidding over the internet with SkinnerLive! Consignments are always welcome for future Discovery auctions.

Auction Previews and Catalogue Information
To view the auction property prior to the auction, attend the auction preview in person on Tuesday, September 13th, 12-5 p.m., Wednesday, September 14th, 10-6 p.m., or Thursday, September 15th before the auction, 9-10 a.m., at Skinner, 274 Cedar Hill Street, Marlborough, Mass. Auction catalogues are available for purchase at the gallery for $9.00. For questions regarding property in the auction, please contact the Discovery Department at 508-970-3202 or email [email protected]

About Skinner
Skinner, Inc. is one of the world’s leading auction houses for antiques and fine art and the only major auction house headquartered in New England. With expertise in over 20 specialty collecting areas, Skinner draws the interest of buyers from all over the world and its auctions regularly achieve world record prices. Skinner provides a broad range of auction and appraisal services, and it is widely regarded as one of the most trusted names in the auction business. Skinner’s appraisal experts regularly appear on the PBS-TV series, Antiques Roadshow, and its specialty departments include American Furniture & Decorative Arts, American & European Paintings & Prints, European Furniture & Decorative Arts, Fine Ceramics, Fine Silver, Fine Jewelry, Couture, 20th Century Furniture & Decorative Arts, Fine Musical Instruments, Asian Works of Art, Fine Judaica, Toys, Dolls & Collectibles, Science & Technology, Fine Clocks, Oriental Rugs & Carpets, American Indian & Ethnographic Art, Fine Wines, and Discovery. Skinner galleries are located in Boston and Marlborough, Massachusetts, USA. For more information on upcoming auctions and events, visit Skinner’s web site www.skinnerinc.com.

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