BOSTON – Doyle has announced the opening of its new gallery in Boston. Doyle’s New England Advisors Kathryn Craig and Chris Barber look forward to welcoming visitors and potential clients to the pop-up gallery located at 236 Clarendon Street, adjacent to Newbury Street and its numerous shops and galleries.
Kathryn Craig has served Doyle’s clients since 2006, first as a consignment representative and for the past 10 years as a New England regional representative.
A Bostonian from birth, Chris Barber is vice president and director of American furniture and decorative arts for Doyle. He has also been a featured appraiser on Antiques Roadshow, a WGBH production televised on the PBS network.
With this recent expansion, Doyle will host rotating preview exhibitions of jewelry, art, silver and other property for upcoming auctions in New York and online, as well as for private sale. Its specialists will also share their expertise at consignment days and connoisseurship talks on a range of collecting topics.
Upcoming preview exhibitions at Doyle’s Boston gallery include:
Fine Jewelry, January 10-11
Silver from the Alice Kwartler collection, January 10-31
Selections from the Joan Stacke Graham Majolica collection, January 10-31
American Furniture, Decorative Arts and Paintings, February 2-16
On consignment days, Doyle’s team of appraisers will provide complimentary auction estimates for your jewelry, fine watches, art, silver, coins, rare books, Asian art and more.
Upcoming dates include:
January 31, Jewelry and Watches, Coins and Stamps, Sports Memorabilia and Silver
February 16, Paintings and Prints, Silver and Decorative Arts
Other days and categories are available by appointment.
Through the years, Doyle has been privileged to auction a number of prominent New England estates and collections. The F. Gordon Morrill collection of Chinese Export Porcelain, assembled by Harvard benefactors F. Gordon Morrill and his wife, Elizabeth, achieved more than $12 million, including a record price of $5.8 million for a Yuan dynasty porcelain flask. Doyle also auctioned the contents of Westport Harbor’s Pond Meadow, the Gilded Age manor house of Earl Perry Charlton, a founder of the Woolworth chain. Other New England collections include the estate of noted Vermont artist Ogden Pleissner and the collection of heiress Alice Appleton Hay, whose family established the Waltham Watch Company and Appleton Farms. Doyle also auctioned the Sporting Library of P.A.B. Widener III, a member of the family who donated Widener Library to Harvard University.
Doyle was founded in 1962 by Newton, Massachusetts native William J. Doyle. His grandfather, James Henry Doyle, was a member of the Board of Aldermen and later a commissioner during the administration of Mayor John Francis “Honey Fitz” Fitzgerald. The Doyle family subsequently owned movie theaters in Boston and the surrounding area. William Doyle began his auction career at age nine when, accompanied by his aunt, he purchased a marquetry inlaid box at auction for 25 cents.