Freeman's

In 1805 Tristram B. Freeman opened an auction house with the desire to “cherish the arts in the new world.” Over 200 years later, Freeman’s is still committed to exceptional art and exceptional people. We believe in a unique standard of one-on-one service, where people are just as important as their possessions. As America’s oldest auction house, we have spent decades building relationships with a loyal, diverse and passionate group of collectors in Philadelphia and beyond.

Freeman’s holds more than 25 auctions a year in the following categories: 20th Century Design; American Art & Pennsylvania Impressionists; American Furniture, Folk & Decorative Arts; Asian Arts; Books, Maps & Manuscripts; English & Continental Furniture, Silver & Decorative Arts; European Art & Old Masters; Jewelry & Watches; Modern & Contemporary Art.

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Objects "Freeman's"

Painted cherrywood

Painted cherrywood, hanging or table-top glazed cupboard probably ohio, circa 1820 With ochre and umber paint. H: 28 in. W: 23 in. D: 9 1/2 in. PROVENANCE: The Collection of Eugene E. Derryberry (1942-2007) of Roanoke, Virginia. Ben Karr Antiques, Iroquois, Illinois, April 15, 2003. Estimate $1,000-1,500 Descriptions provided in both printed and on-line catalogue formats do not include condition reports. The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Interested bidders are strongly encouraged to request a condition report on any lots upon which they intend to bid, prior to placing a bid. All transactions are governed by Freeman's Conditions of Sale. Leave a Bid Bid in the Room Bid Live Online Freeman's Live Invaluable Bid on the Telephone, Estimate $1,000-1,500, Descriptions provided in both printed and on-line catalogue formats do not include condition reports. The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Interested bidders are strongly encouraged to request a condition report on any lots upon which they intend to bid, prior to placing a bid. All transactions are governed by Freeman's Conditions of Sale. Leave a Bid Bid in the Room Bid Live Online Freeman's Live Invaluable Bid on the Telephone, Leave a Bid, Leave a Bid Bid in the Room, Bid in the Room, Bid Live Online, Freeman's Live, Invaluable, Bid on the TelephoneRead more

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American School 19th century double portrait: granville and ella jane parks of woburn

American School 19th century double portrait: granville and ella jane parks of woburn, ma, with pet dog, circa 1850 Oil on seamed flour sacks, framed. 50 1/2 in. x 36 in. (sight) PROVENANCE: The double portrait has descended in the family of Ella Jane Parks to the present owner. Estimate $40,000-60,000 Granville Parks was born in 1840 and Ella Jane or "Ellie" in 1844, to Leonard Wellman and Rosanna Nichols Parks of Woburn, Massachusetts. Leonard Parks, born in 1818 in Walpole, New Hampshire, moved to Woburn and married Rosanna in 1838. He worked in the leather and shoe industry. He died in 1850, and Rosanna married Alfred Eaton in 1852. Ella Jane married Charles W. Tidd of Stoneham, Massachusetts in 1865. Granville passed away in 1890, at the age of 57 due to consumption. Descriptions provided in both printed and on-line catalogue formats do not include condition reports. The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Interested bidders are strongly encouraged to request a condition report on any lots upon which they intend to bid, prior to placing a bid. All transactions are governed by Freeman's Conditions of Sale. Leave a Bid Bid in the Room Bid Live Online Freeman's Live Invaluable Bid on the Telephone, Estimate $40,000-60,000, Granville Parks was born in 1840 and Ella Jane or "Ellie" in 1844, to Leonard Wellman and Rosanna Nichols Parks of Woburn, Massachusetts. Leonard Parks, born in 1818 in Walpole, New Hampshire, moved to Woburn and married Rosanna in 1838. He worked in the leather and shoe industry. He died in 1850, and Rosanna married Alfred Eaton in 1852. Ella Jane married Charles W. Tidd of Stoneham, Massachusetts in 1865. Granville passed away in 1890, at the age of 57 due to consumption. Descriptions provided in both printed and on-line catalogue formats do not include condition reports. The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Interested bidders are strongly encouraged to request a condition report on any lots upon which they intend to bid, prior to placing a bid. All transactions are governed by Freeman's Conditions of Sale. Leave a Bid Bid in the Room Bid Live Online Freeman's Live Invaluable Bid on the Telephone, Leave a Bid, Leave a Bid Bid in the Room, Bid in the Room, Bid Live Online, Freeman's Live, Invaluable, Bid on the TelephoneRead more

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Federal inlaid mahogany card table bearing printed paper label of joseph short (1771-1819)

Federal inlaid mahogany card table bearing printed paper label of joseph short (1771-1819), newburyport, ma, circa 1795. H: 28 1/2 in. W: 34 in. D: 17 in. PROVENANCE: Estate of Caroline Davenport Swann (1842-1938), 57 School Street, Gardiner, Maine, to grandmother of present owner. Estimate $4,000-5,000 Descriptions provided in both printed and on-line catalogue formats do not include condition reports. The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Interested bidders are strongly encouraged to request a condition report on any lots upon which they intend to bid, prior to placing a bid. All transactions are governed by Freeman's Conditions of Sale. Leave a Bid Bid in the Room Bid Live Online Freeman's Live Invaluable Bid on the Telephone, Estimate $4,000-5,000, Descriptions provided in both printed and on-line catalogue formats do not include condition reports. The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Interested bidders are strongly encouraged to request a condition report on any lots upon which they intend to bid, prior to placing a bid. All transactions are governed by Freeman's Conditions of Sale. Leave a Bid Bid in the Room Bid Live Online Freeman's Live Invaluable Bid on the Telephone, Leave a Bid, Leave a Bid Bid in the Room, Bid in the Room, Bid Live Online, Freeman's Live, Invaluable, Bid on the TelephoneRead more

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Painted and decorated tinware coffee pot pennsylvania

Painted and decorated tinware coffee pot pennsylvania, circa 1840 H: 8 1/2 in. provenance: The Collection of Eugene E. Derryberry (1942-2007) of Roanoke, Virginia. Pamela P. Boynton, Groton, Massachusetts, March 19, 1989. Estimate $800-1,200 Descriptions provided in both printed and on-line catalogue formats do not include condition reports. The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Interested bidders are strongly encouraged to request a condition report on any lots upon which they intend to bid, prior to placing a bid. All transactions are governed by Freeman's Conditions of Sale. Leave a Bid Bid in the Room Bid Live Online Freeman's Live Invaluable Bid on the Telephone, pennsylvania, circa 1840, provenance:, Estimate $800-1,200, Descriptions provided in both printed and on-line catalogue formats do not include condition reports. The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Interested bidders are strongly encouraged to request a condition report on any lots upon which they intend to bid, prior to placing a bid. All transactions are governed by Freeman's Conditions of Sale. Leave a Bid Bid in the Room Bid Live Online Freeman's Live Invaluable Bid on the Telephone, Leave a Bid, Leave a Bid Bid in the Room, Bid in the Room, Bid Live Online, Freeman's Live, Invaluable, Bid on the TelephoneRead more

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A diamond

A diamond, sapphire and fourteen karat gold 'X' link bracelet set with square-cut sapphires and round brilliant-cut diamonds, estimated total diamond weight: 1.90 carats. Length: 7 1/8 in. Estimate $1,500-2,000 Descriptions provided in both printed and on-line catalogue formats do not include condition reports. The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Interested bidders are strongly encouraged to request a condition report on any lots upon which they intend to bid, prior to placing a bid. All transactions are governed by Freeman's Conditions of Sale. Leave a Bid Bid in the Room Bid Live Online Freeman's Live Invaluable Bid on the Telephone, Estimate $1,500-2,000, Descriptions provided in both printed and on-line catalogue formats do not include condition reports. The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Interested bidders are strongly encouraged to request a condition report on any lots upon which they intend to bid, prior to placing a bid. All transactions are governed by Freeman's Conditions of Sale. Leave a Bid Bid in the Room Bid Live Online Freeman's Live Invaluable Bid on the Telephone, Leave a Bid, Leave a Bid Bid in the Room, Bid in the Room, Bid Live Online, Freeman's Live, Invaluable, Bid on the TelephoneRead more

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Two printed items: Advertisement for mourning jewelry by Philadelphia jeweller Joseph Anthony

Two printed items: Advertisement for mourning jewelry by Philadelphia jeweller Joseph Anthony and a burial invitation for Hannah Quinby 19th century The first engraved, "Orders from the Country Carefully attended to & Punctually executed Joseph Anthony Goldsmith Jeweller Market Street Between Second and Third Streets Philadelphia...Mourning Rings & Lockets Made in the shortest notice..."; the second, letter press item: "Thyself and family are particularly invited to attend the burial of Hannah Quinby. from her late residence, South-west corner of Third and Green Streets, To-morrow Afternoon at Three o"clock. Fourth mo. 22nd, 1832." 4 1/4 in. x 7 3/4 in. and 3 in. x 5 in. PROVENANCE: The Collection of Irvin & Anita Schorsch. Exhibited at the Museum of Mourning Art, Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania. Estimate $50-100 Joseph Anthony (1762-1814) worked as a silver and goldsmith in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania from 1783 to 1809. Descriptions provided in both printed and on-line catalogue formats do not include condition reports. The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Interested bidders are strongly encouraged to request a condition report on any lots upon which they intend to bid, prior to placing a bid. All transactions are governed by Freeman's Conditions of Sale. Leave a Bid Bid in the Room Bid Live Online Freeman's Live Invaluable Bid on the Telephone, Estimate $50-100, Joseph Anthony (1762-1814) worked as a silver and goldsmith in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania from 1783 to 1809. Descriptions provided in both printed and on-line catalogue formats do not include condition reports. The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Interested bidders are strongly encouraged to request a condition report on any lots upon which they intend to bid, prior to placing a bid. All transactions are governed by Freeman's Conditions of Sale. Leave a Bid Bid in the Room Bid Live Online Freeman's Live Invaluable Bid on the Telephone, Leave a Bid, Leave a Bid Bid in the Room, Bid in the Room, Bid Live Online, Freeman's Live, Invaluable, Bid on the TelephoneRead more

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Gold "Stuart crystal" mourning slide england

Gold "Stuart crystal" mourning slide england, late 17th century Of oval form, with applied skull and crossbones over gold wire cipher, against hairwork ground with looping gold wire border, all under faceted crystal, the reverse with loop attachments, seemingly unmarked. L: 7/8 in. PROVENANCE: The Collection of Irvin & Anita Schorsch. Christie's South Kensington, Jewellery, November 30, 1993, Sale 6316, Lot 103. Estimate $1,000-2,000 Descriptions provided in both printed and on-line catalogue formats do not include condition reports. The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Interested bidders are strongly encouraged to request a condition report on any lots upon which they intend to bid, prior to placing a bid. All transactions are governed by Freeman's Conditions of Sale. Leave a Bid Bid in the Room Bid Live Online Freeman's Live Invaluable Bid on the Telephone, Jewellery, Estimate $1,000-2,000, Descriptions provided in both printed and on-line catalogue formats do not include condition reports. The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Interested bidders are strongly encouraged to request a condition report on any lots upon which they intend to bid, prior to placing a bid. All transactions are governed by Freeman's Conditions of Sale. Leave a Bid Bid in the Room Bid Live Online Freeman's Live Invaluable Bid on the Telephone, Leave a Bid, Leave a Bid Bid in the Room, Bid in the Room, Bid Live Online, Freeman's Live, Invaluable, Bid on the TelephoneRead more

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Blog posts about "Freeman's"

Modern jewellery masters Ed Weiner, Sam Kramer and Tina Chow at auction this month
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Tropic Thunder
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What's it Worth? A Chinese Trio
A potent trio of Chinese items was sent to the valuation service last week, in the form of two Chinese bracelets and an accompanying dagger.
Art + Design: Masters at Freeman's
Freeman's Art + Design sale on 20th March, features three masters of Modern.
A talk with London dealer Luke Honey
Luke Honey has over twenty years experience working for major auction houses and art consultancies in London, New York and the United States. Today Barnebys talks with Luke to see where it all started, and what he has his eye on in the world of 'mantiques.'

Realised prices "Freeman's "

1 vol., Crane, Stephen. The Red Badge of Courage. New York: D. Appleton, 1895. First edition, second printing. Small 8vo, orig. pale...
1 vol.\nCrane, Stephen. The Red Badge of Courage. New York: D. Appleton, 1895. First edition, second printing. Small 8vo, orig. pale yellow buckram, t.e.g.; scuffed, moderate dust soiling, occasional spotting, head & foot of spine frayed & chipped, hinges cracked, front endpaper & fly sprung. With 4 pp. adverts. Upper fore edge corner of last text leaf chipped away - no loss of text.\nBAL 4071 Freeman's
1 vol., Pleasant, Mrs. Mrs. Pleasant's Story Book: Composed for the Amusement of Her Little Family. Philadelphia: David Hoga[n], 1798....
1 vol.\nPleasant, Mrs. Mrs. Pleasant's Story Book: Composed for the Amusement of Her Little Family. Philadelphia: David Hoga[n], 1798. 32mo (4 inches), old bds.; worn & repaired. Woodcut illustrations. Edges of title page chipped - with loss of last letter in imprint; fore-edges of pp. 15-20 torn away - with loss of text; small chip to fore-edge of pp. 91/92 - small loss of text; pp. 93/94 chipped - with loss of text; lacking last leaf, pp. 95/96.\nWelch 1017.1 (locating 1 copy); Evans 34386 (locating no copy, citing advert. in Evans 33357) Freeman's
"Mississippi Night Lights- Minneapolis"
YVONNE JACQUETTE\n(american b. 1934)\n"MISSISSIPPI NIGHT LIGHTS- MINNEAPOLIS"\n1985-6, signed and dated in pencil, numbered `A.P. 5/15' (artist's proof, the edition was 60), the full sheet; Brooke Alexander, Inc., New York, New York, publisher. Color lithograph and screenprint on Arches.\nsheet: 58 x 36 in. (147.3 x 91.5cm) Freeman's
Large Chinese famille rose porcelain vase, 20th century
Large Chinese famille rose porcelain vase\n\n20th century\n\nOf long cylindrical form, everted rim decorated with blue bands, detailed landscape painted to body.\n\nH: 14 1/4 in.\n\nDescriptions provided in both printed and on-line catalogue formats do not include condition reports. The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Interested bidders are strongly encouraged to request a condition report on any lots upon which they intend to bid, prior to placing a bid. All transactions are governed by Freeman''s Freeman's
Indian carpet, circa 1st quarter 20th century
Indian carpet\n\ncirca 1st quarter 20th century\n\n23 ft. 3 in. x 14 ft.\n\n Carpet in fair condition with mostly even pile; original, mostly-intact ends and sides with some slight losses; scattered minor moth damage; right border of carpet has four evenly-spaced horizontal sutures roughly 18 inches wide presumably compensating for uneven side and/or to make carpet lie flat; middle section of carpet with some dry rot and with two subsequent 3 x 1 inch holes, one of them patched; there is also a vulnerable, tattered 3 x 1 inch section in bottom half; some degradation to pile in damaged portions of carpet; however, carpet not breaking or crumbling, restorable, needs cleaning (see photos).\n\nDescriptions provided in both printed and on-line catalogue formats do not include condition reports. The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Interested bidders are strongly encouraged to request a condition report on any lots upon which they intend to bid, prior to placing a bid. All transactions are governed by Freeman's Freeman's
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