Skinner hosts Discovery Auction in Bolton, May 21-22

BOLTON, Mass. — Skinner, Inc., one of the nation’s leading auction houses for antiques and fine art will host a two-day Discovery auction on Wed., May 21 and Thurs., May 22 in its Bolton, Mass., Gallery, located west of Boston off Route 495 on Route 117.   The auction numbers over 1200 lots and has something for both the novice and seasoned collector.  The sale also includes a wide selection of material culled from over 16 Skinner specialty departments and property from several estates and institutions.  A special offering for May is a particularly fine selection of clocks and timepieces, many from private estates. 

Session I: Wednesday Evening
Session I, held Wednesday evening at 5:00 p.m., will feature a selection of pewter hollowware, several lots of art glass paperweights, each with multiple pieces including Baccarat and Perthshire, collections of tin and metal lighting, and a collection of whimsical cookie jars, many with provenance to Andy Warhol.  Rounding out the offerings will be collectibles and Discovery’s usual fare of 18th -20th century decorative arts.

Session II: Thursday Morning
Session II, beginning Thursday at 10 a.m. will feature over 40 lots of clocks and timepieces, including a Whiting & Marquand Federal cherry-cased tall clock, an Aaron Willard Jr. patent timepiece or “Bride’s” clock, and an E. Howard & Company gallery clock.  Other highlights include over 30 lots of guns, swords and military related items, a wide selection of ethnographic and contemporary Native American art pottery and decorative items, contemporary decorative Chinese and Asian furniture and accessories, and late Victorian medical chairs and fixtures.  Other furniture and decorative offerings include Americana, Arts & Crafts, Modern, and Victorian including a large Renaissance Revival giltwood and gesso overmantel mirror and a Renaissance Revival walnut pier mirror.  The auction is rounded out with more offerings of tin and metal lighting, 50 lots of Oriental rugs and carpets and over 260 lots of paintings and prints.

The auction is available to view in color on beginning on May 16, or in person on May 21 from 1 p.m.-8 p.m., and May 22 from 8-9:30 a.m., at Skinner, 357 Main St., Bolton, Mass

For more information, call 978-779-6241 ext. 1202, email, or visit the Skinner Web site at