Published: August 18, 2020
MARLBORO, MASS. – In normal times, Skinner’s August Americana sales would have taken place on a mid-month weekend, but this year brought two timed, online-only auctions. The results exceeded expectations. Bringing far more than the estimate, a late Eighteenth Century cherry chest of drawers on frame topped the two sales, finishing at $137,500. The chest had an elaborately scalloped overhanging top, cabriole legs and a fan carved drawer with an old refinish. David Schorsch, the underbidder, said, “This is the only genuine example I’ve seen in over 40 years and it’s been on my ‘dream list’ for years.”
The sales included a single-owner collection of primarily Pennsylvania and Ohio folk art, weathervanes, paintings by self-taught artists, redware, mocha, numerous frakturs and much more. A full report will follow.
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