"The variety and quantity of material that has come through these doors is staggering." - Lynda Cain, as quoted by The Philadelphia Inquirer
Freeman’s has had great success with selling American antiques over the years, establishing auction records for a Fraktur with a verse from a hymn to the nightingale which sold for $366,750 to a painted, decorated and incised pine candlebox from the Esther Ludwig Estate. Our American Furniture, Folk & Decorative Arts department has had the privilege of bringing to auction such prestigious collections as the Historic Muhlenberg Property, Property Deaccessioned by the Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association, Historic Lemon Hill, and Property from the Reed & Barton Archives.
Freeman's April 26 Auction is sure to delight and excite collectors and connoisseurs of American Furniture, Folk, and Decorative Arts. Being offered is an exquisite collection of American Indian Arts from the Collection of the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament featuring an assortment of rare Redware and Blackware from the San Ildefonso potters. Also included in the sale are over a dozen fine quilts and coverlets from the McLin Collection, an impressive Chippendale Carved Walnut Tall Case Clock, as well as, a festive parade fire hat from the Franklin Fire Company, 1764. Estimated at $80,000-$120,000, the Portrait of Daniel Webster painted by Gilbert Stuart is sure to be one of the highlights of the sale. As a brilliant representation of a young Massachusetts Congressman, this portrait is the meeting of two of the nineteenth century’s great American talents.
For buyers looking to expand their current collection, or to find a piece that is now out of production, and for those consignors ready to part with their watches, Freeman’s offers personal service and competitive commission rates.
Have questions about how to buy at auction? Visit our Buying at Auction page for more information, or contact our Client Services team at firstname.lastname@example.org for help with bidding and registration.