Chris Barber is a specialist in Skinner's American Furniture & Decorative Arts Department. His special areas of interest are American furniture and 19th century folk art. Chris is also a budding specialist in the unique collecting area of science, technology, and clocks.
Chris joined Skinner 2004, and since that time has expanded his role to include auctioneering. An avid supporter of the arts, Chris is a member of the Museum Council at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston and often lends his talents to supporting art and antique appraisal events for non-profit and corporate institutions. Prior to joining Skinner, Chris was a member of the American Paintings and Sculpture Department at Christie's auction house in New York.
Chris earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in the History of Art and Architecture from Harvard University. He currently resides in Boston, Massachusetts.