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"

A Chinese hardstone carving of qilin chasing a rabbit L: 13 1/2 in. Estimate $400-600 Descriptions

A Chinese hardstone carving of qilin chasing a rabbit L: 13 1/2 in. Estimate $400-600 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 Bid on the Telephone, Estimate $400-600, 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 Bid on the Telephone, Leave a Bid, Leave a Bid Bid in the Room, Bid in the Room, Bid Live Online, Bid on the TelephoneRead more

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Needlework sampler and four Richardson/Yarnall Family silhouettes Rebecca Richardson (1821-1896)

Needlework sampler and four Richardson/Yarnall Family silhouettes Rebecca Richardson (1821-1896), Byberry Friends School, Byberry, PA, da ted 1833 Sampler worked with a floral border enclosing floral sprigs, sentimental verse, and inscription in silk threads on a linen ground; together with four hollow-cut silhouettes bearing "Museum" stamp of Charles Willson Peale's Museum, depicting sampler maker Rebecca Richardson, her parents, Nathaniel Richardson (1793-1872) and Hannah Yarnall Richardson (1798-1876), and Peter Yarnall (1790-1878), Hannah Richardson's half-brother, all framed. 16 1/4 in. x 17 1/4 in. (sampler) and 4 3/4 in. x 3 1/2 in. (silhouettes, sight) PROVENANCE: By descent through the Yarnall/Richardson Family to the present owner. Estimate $800-1,200 Rebecca Richardson, the daughter of Nathaniel Richardson and Hannah Yarnall Richardson, was a member of Byberry Friends Meeting and Philadelphia Yearly Meeting. Leave a Bid Bid in the Room Bid Live Online Bid on the Telephone, Estimate $800-1,200, Rebecca Richardson, the daughter of Nathaniel Richardson and Hannah Yarnall Richardson, was a member of Byberry Friends Meeting and Philadelphia Yearly Meeting. Leave a Bid Bid in the Room Bid Live Online Bid on the Telephone, Leave a Bid, Leave a Bid Bid in the Room, Bid in the Room, Bid Live Online, Bid on the TelephoneRead more

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A figural Italian marble sculpture 19th century Depicting two children and inscribed

A figural Italian marble sculpture 19th century Depicting two children and inscribed, "indovina chi sono." H: 24in. PROVENANCE: Property from a private Palm Beach, Florida collection. Estimate $800-1,000 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 Bid on the Telephone, Estimate $800-1,000, 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 Bid on the Telephone, Leave a Bid, Leave a Bid Bid in the Room, Bid in the Room, Bid Live Online, Bid on the TelephoneRead more

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A pair of Louis XV style marquetry inlaid night stands first half 20th century L: 26 in. (including

A pair of Louis XV style marquetry inlaid night stands first half 20th century L: 26 in. (including marble), D: 16 in. Estimate $500-700 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 Bid on the Telephone, Estimate $500-700, 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 Bid on the Telephone, Leave a Bid, Leave a Bid Bid in the Room, Bid in the Room, Bid Live Online, Bid on the TelephoneRead more

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A Regency style yew writing desk english

A Regency style yew writing desk english, trosby furniture makers, 20th century The red leather inset top above three beaded drawers with brass bat wing escutheons and pulls, raised on tapered legs terminating in spade feet. H: 36 in., W: 60 in., D: 30 in. PROVENANCE: Property from a private Palm Beach, Florida collection. Estimate $500-800 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 Bid on the Telephone, Estimate $500-800, 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 Bid on the Telephone, Leave a Bid, Leave a Bid Bid in the Room, Bid in the Room, Bid Live Online, Bid on the TelephoneRead more

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ANTOINE JEAN BAIL (french 1830 - 1918) INTERIOR GENRE SCENE Signed 'ant. Bail' lower right

ANTOINE JEAN BAIL (french 1830 - 1918) INTERIOR GENRE SCENE Signed 'ant. Bail' lower right, oil on canvas 13 x 17 in. (33.02 x 43.18 cm) provenance: Property from a private Palm Beach, Florida collection. 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 Bid on the Telephone, (french 1830 - 1918), provenance:, 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 Bid on the Telephone, Leave a Bid, Leave a Bid Bid in the Room, Bid in the Room, Bid Live Online, Bid on the TelephoneRead more

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BILL PARKER (20th century) ICE TREES

BILL PARKER (20th century) ICE TREES, 1984 Plasma sculpture, inscribed F.M.2. 126/275, signed and dated. 14 x 14 x 17 in. provenance: The Forbes Collection. Estimate $300-500 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 Bid on the Telephone, (20th century), provenance:, Estimate $300-500, 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 Bid on the Telephone, Leave a Bid, Leave a Bid Bid in the Room, Bid in the Room, Bid Live Online, Bid on the TelephoneRead more

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A terracotta bust of a young man french

A terracotta bust of a young man french, late 19th century Signed 'Lemaire' on back. H: 19 1/2 in. PROVENANCE: Property from a private Palm Beach, Florida collection. Estimate $300-600 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 Bid on the Telephone, Estimate $300-600, 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 Bid on the Telephone, Leave a Bid, Leave a Bid Bid in the Room, Bid in the Room, Bid Live Online, 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
On 27th June, Skinner's Fine Jewelry sale will feature pieces from the estate of Susan Freeman, renowned collector of jewellery and couture.
Tropic Thunder
Shake off the cobwebs this January, as we predict tropical interiors will be causing quite the storm.
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 "

"Still Life With Hare And Game Bird"
JAKOB LEHNEN\n(german 1803-1847)\n"STILL LIFE WITH HARE AND GAME BIRD"\nSigned in ligature and dated '18 JHehlen 39' bottom right; also inscribed and located 'M. Rodert Guersnel' 'J. Lehnen' and 'Dusseldorf' on stretcher verso, oil on canvas\n28 x 22 3/4 in. (71 x 57.8cm)\nIn original Biedermeier frame. Freeman's
Pair of Empire style beech armchairs, late 19th century
Pair of Empire style beech armchairs\n\nlate 19th century\n\nThe horseshoe back above closed arms flanking stuffover seat raised on outswept tapering legs. Stamped 'Made in Italy' to the underside.\n\nH: 30 3/4, W: 22 1/4, D: 24 1/2 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
H: 1 3/4, W: 20 1/4 In. 72 Oz.
Large George II silver salver\n\nThomas Gilpin, London, 1747-48\n\nCircular, the shaped border with shells and scrolls, raised on four feet, engraved with the marital arms of Henry Brydges (1708-1771), the 2nd Duke of Chandos and Anne Wells (d. 1759).\n\nH: 1 3/4, W: 20 1/4 in. 72 oz.\n\nHenry Brydges, second son of James Brydges, the 1st Duke of Chandos and his wife Mary Lake, served as a Member of Parliament for three constituencies, as well as a member of the Royal Household. He held the position of Bedchamber and Master of the Horse to the Prince of Wales (1728-35), Grand Master of Freemasons (1738-39), and Groom of the Stole from 1742-51. Henry Brydges was appointed a Knight of the Bath in 1731. Freeman's
Rare and large Chinese export porcelain "Order of the Garter" punch bowl, 18th century
Rare and large Chinese export porcelain "Order of the Garter" punch bowl\n\n18th century\n\nFinely painted with vignettes showing a lady tying her garter above the motto "honi soit qui mal y pense".\n\nH: 6, D: 13 3/4 in. Freeman's
Chinese white jade vase, 19th century
Chinese white jade vase\n\n19th century\n\nBaluster form, carved with lappet band to collar, over conforming foot.\n\nH: 3 3/4 inches Freeman's

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