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 bamboo-veneered turquoise-inlaid small hexagonal box qing dynasty

A Chinese bamboo-veneered turquoise-inlaid small hexagonal box qing dynasty, 18th/19th century The cover carved with a pine tree, the needles of turquoise within a raised, lobed border, the shoulders carved with foliate sprays, the sides carved with a continuous landscape in reserves, raised on conforming base. W: 2 1/2 in., 6.3cm PROVENANCE: Estate of Peter L. Rosenberg (1933-2013), Connecticut. NOTE: for another hexagonal bamboo-veneered box of similar scale, see the example sold at Bonhams, San Francisco, December 19th, 2016, Lot 8071. For a turquoised-embellished bamboo-veneered box, see the example sold at Sotheby's Hong Kong April 8, 2011, Lot 3314, and its possible mate, sold Christie's New York September 15, 2009, Lot 228. Estimate $2,500-3,500 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, Estimate $2,500-3,500, 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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  • 18d 6h

A pair of Chinese qingbai covered vases Song/Yuan dynasty Decorated with applied figures

A pair of Chinese qingbai covered vases Song/Yuan dynasty Decorated with applied figures, and a dragon, the covers with birds. Overall H: approximately 19 1/4 in., 49cm PROVENANCE: Property from a Private Collection, Pennsylvania Acquired in Beijing, August 11, 1993 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 Bid on the Telephone, 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 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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  • 18d 6h

A group of 14 Chinese jade and jadeite items comprising an apple grey-green jadeite belthook

A group of 14 Chinese jade and jadeite items comprising an apple grey-green jadeite belthook boss; an apple/teal-green tinged jadeite belthook fragment; an apple-green tinged grey-white jadeite fragment; four spinach green jade cabochons; a dark and apple-green-veined jadeite 'double lotus pod'; a spinach green jade boss; two grey-white and apple-green jadeite drilled fragments; three dark green jadeite ridged cabochons. . PROVENANCE: Property from a private New York City Collection 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 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 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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  • 18d 6h

A Chinese famille verte-decorated porcelain "Seven Scholars of the Bamboo Grove" vase H: 18 in.

A Chinese famille verte-decorated porcelain "Seven Scholars of the Bamboo Grove" vase H: 18 in., 45.8cm 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 Bid on the Telephone, 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 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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  • 18d 6h

A group of twenty-six assorted Chinese jadeite discs The discs ranging from white with dark

A group of twenty-six assorted Chinese jadeite discs The discs ranging from white with dark green to apple green-tinged, to grey-white tinged with dark and apple-green. Largest D: 7/8 in., 2.4cm PROVENANCE: Property from a private New York City Collection Estimate $6,000-8,000 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 $6,000-8,000, 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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  • 18d 6h

PU SONGCHUANG (1913-1991) 20th century

PU SONGCHUANG (1913-1991) 20th century, dated xinyou year BAMBOO (ZHU) Ink on paper, signed and with two seals upper left, mounted as hanging scroll. sight H: 26 1/2 in., 67.3cm; W: 17 3/4 in., 45.1cm provenance: Gift from artist, 1979. NOTE: The artist is from the last generation of the Qing Dynasty Imperial family. 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 Bid on the Telephone, 20th century, dated xinyou year, 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 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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  • 18d 6h

Two Chinese carved jadeite pendants qing dynasty One

Two Chinese carved jadeite pendants qing dynasty One, of pierced floriform, with carved wood stand; the other, ruyi-shaped now mounted as a lamp finial. Larger L: 2 7/8 in., 7.4cm PROVENANCE: Acquired by the grandfather of the present owner, circa 1920s-30s, thence by descent. 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 Bid on the Telephone, 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 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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  • 18d 6h

ATTRIBUTED TO HE CHONG (1807-1875) TWO SAGES IN A GARDEN Inscribed "Dashan laoren He Chong"

ATTRIBUTED TO HE CHONG (1807-1875) TWO SAGES IN A GARDEN Inscribed "Dashan laoren He Chong", dated jimao(?), with one seal of the artist Ink and color on silk, framed, matted and glazed Sight H: 12 1/4 in., 31cm; W: 23 1/4 in., 59cm 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 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 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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  • 18d 6h

Three Asian glazed stoneware storage jars Comprising: a facetted globular dark brown-black

Three Asian glazed stoneware storage jars Comprising: a facetted globular dark brown-black glazed jar, possibly Henan province, Ming dynasty or earlier; an ovoid brown and black-glazed jar with ringed neck and shoulder, possibly Khmer or northern Thai, 12th-14th century; a pale brown-glazed "Dragon" jar with cover, possibly Yunnan province, with two applied figures and pinched borders. H: 14 1/2 in., 37cm; 17 1/4 in., 43.8cm; 20 in., 50.8cm PROVENANCE: Property from a Private Collection, Pennsylvania The "dragon" jar: Acquired from Sui Tang, February 3, 1994 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 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 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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  • 18d 6h

An archaistic patinated bronze incense burner with bird-form handles

An archaistic patinated bronze incense burner with bird-form handles, Ding, and stand in ming dynasty style, 19th century or earlier Overall H: 12 in., 30.5cm 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 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 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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  • 18d 6h

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 "

Fragelina
Attillio Piccirilli (Italian/ American, 1866-1945)\n\nfragelina\n\nWhite marble, depicting a nude young woman kneeling, one arm raised over her head, her other hand at her chin, on a rectangular cushion base.NOTE: The Italy born sculptor studied at the Accademia di San Luca of Rome, eventually emigrating to New York with his family in 1888. His father Guiseppe and five brothers were all marble cutters and sculptors and worked from the Piccirilli studio in the Bronx. Notable commissions were for the Maine Memorial in Columbus Circle, the Frick mansion, and the northern pediment on the Wisconsin State Capitol.\n\nH: 50 in. Freeman's
Floral patterned quilt, 80 in x 95 in.
Floral patterned quilt\n\n80 in x 95 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
Valentino Couture yellow silk dress, 1960s-70s
Valentino Couture yellow silk dress\n\n1960s-70s\n\nCanary yellow raw silk plain weave long sleeve A-line maxi dress, center seam and slightly belled sleeves, high scoop collar and back zip. Labeled "Valentino Couture." Freeman's
"Grey Day, Winter"
HARRY LEITH-ROSS\n(american 1886-1973)\n"GREY DAY, WINTER"\nSigned 'Leith Ross' bottom left; titled on label verso, oil on board, unframed\n8 1/4 x 10 1/4 in. (21 x 26cm) Freeman's
Dutch Delft tulip vase, late 19th century
Dutch Delft tulip vase\n\nlate 19th century\n\nTin glazed earthenware, with ten flower nozzles, the body decorated in blue and white and with a winged cherub's head to the front, raised on a square, waisted base, marked MVB to underside.\n\nH: 9, W: 10 3/4 in. Freeman's

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