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Skinner Inc. reveals highlights of European Furniture & Decorative Arts sale

Skinner, Inc. has revealed details of its upcoming European Furniture & Decorative Arts sale in Boston.
The auction will include more than 700 lots, including fine silver, ceramics, furniture and decorative arts from the 16th to the early 20th century.

The centrepiece of the sale will be the first offering from the Troy Dawson Chappell Collection of 17th and 18th century English Pottery. Assembled across four decades, the collection focuses on the variety of manufacturing and decorative processes used by English makers from 1630 to 1780.

Part 1 of the collection features a wide variety of early slipwares, tin glazed earthenware, salt-glazed stoneware, and lead-glazed creamwares. Leading lots include a Tin Glazed Earthenware Charger depicting Queen Anne, made circa 1702-14, estimated at $15,000-$25,000; a rare Salt-glazed Stoneware Ale Mug, circa 1703-10, estimated at $5,000-$7,000; and a White Salt-glazed Stoneware Camel Teapot and Cover, made circa 1745, estimated at $2,500-$3,500.

Highlights from the sale’s selection of fine silver come from both sides of the Atlantic, including a Gorham Sterling Silver Loving Cup estimated at $7,000-$9,000; a Dominick & Haff Sterling Silver Two-handled Loving Cup, dating from 1881, valued at $5,000-$7,000; a Queen Anne Britannia Standard Silver-gilt Bowl, circa 1709-10, estimated at $2,000-$4,000; and a Queen Anne Chocolate Pot by Richard Green, circa 1704-5, priced at $2,500-$3,500.

Amongst the 100 lots of fine furniture are a Spanish Baroque-style Vargueno on Stand estimated at $3,000-$5,000, a Louis XVI-style Gilt-bronze Fruitwood Marquetry Table valued at $1,000-$1,500, and a Pair of Louis XVI-style Gilt-bronze and Marble Gueridons with gilt-bronze rams head monopedia priced at $1,000-$1,500.

Further notable lots will include an 18th century Florentine Marble Bust of Caligula, a portrait of Louis XIV from the Studio of Hyacinthe Rigaud, a late 18th century Pair of Chinese Export Porcelain Vases and Covers, and a late 19th century Russian .875 Silver Trompe l’Oeil Cigar Box.

The Skinner, Inc. European Furniture & Decorative Arts sale takes place on Friday April 8.

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