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Skinner auction featuring books, manuscripts Feb. 14
|Written by Auction House PR|
|Tuesday, 12 February 2013 13:27|
MARLBOROUGH, Mass. – Skinner, Inc. will host a Discovery auction on Thursday, Feb. 14, beginning at 10 a.m. EST, which will present a variety of prints, rugs, furniture and other decorative objects, as well as an excellent selection of books and manuscripts. LiveAuctioneers.com will provide Internet live bidding.
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, Mass. (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.
From traditional antiques to more contemporary furnishings, the February Discovery auction will present a breadth of interesting prints, furniture and decorative arts. 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).
View the fully illustrated catalog and register to bid absentee or live via the Internet as the sale is taking place by logging on to www.LiveAuctioneers.com.
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|Last Updated on Tuesday, 12 February 2013 15:38|