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AMERICAN FURNITURE, FOLK & DECORATIVE ARTS
Sale Date: May 02 2014 10am
 

MODERN & CONTEMPORARY WORKS OF ART
Sale Date: May 04 2014 2pm
 

JEWELRY & WATCHES
Sale Date: May 05 2014 12pm
 

ENGLISH & CONTINENTAL FURNITURE & DECORATIVE ARTS
Sale Date: May 20 2014 10am
 

ORIENTAL RUGS, CARPETS & TAPESTRIES
Sale Date: May 21 2014 10am
 

SILVER & OBJETS DE VERTU
Sale Date: May 22 2014 10am
 

 

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White Glove Sale for The George D. Horst Collection of Fine Art:  Auction Sets 18 Records for Artists and Achieves $4.3 Million

White Glove Sale for The George D. Horst Collection of Fine Art: Auction Sets 18 Records for Artists and Achieves $4.3 Million

 
Moe Septee Collection of Musical Autographs to Headline Rare Books & Manuscripts Auction

Moe Septee Collection of Musical Autographs to Headline Rare Books & Manuscripts Auction

 
Freeman's Asian Arts Achieves $3 Million

Freeman's Asian Arts Achieves $3 Million

 
Top Lots from the February 25 English & Continental Furniture & Decorative Arts Auction

Top Lots from the February 25 English & Continental Furniture & Decorative Arts Auction

 
Top Lots from the January 29 International Sale

Top Lots from the January 29 International Sale



How To Buy At Auction

PREVIEW
There are several ways to preview the lots being offered for sale. We invite you to visit our Gallery during our published exhibition hours to examine lots in person and to discuss any questions you might have with staff members. Printed catalogues containing descriptions and pre-sale estimates of each lot are available for purchase in advance of the sale. Catalogues may be purchased in person from the front desk, or online.
Our website provides full catalogue descriptions, thumbnail illustrations of most lots, pre-sale estimates and interactive tools for communicating questions or leaving online absentee bids. Since all lots are sold "as is", it is important to request a condition report prior to placing a bid.

BIDDING
Prior to placing bids please read our Terms and Conditions of Sale and our Important Information for Buyers. By submitting a bid you are agreeing to these Terms & Conditions in full. If you have questions about the bidder registration process, please contact a member of our Client Services & Bidder Registration department, and they will be happy to assist you.

*If you are a licensed dealer and wish to be tax exempt, please fill out a current Pennsylvania Exemption Certificate and return it to the Client Services by fax: 215.599.2240 along with your Bidder Registration Form. Items being shipped out of state by a licensed shipper are not subject to the 8% Philadelphia sales tax.

IN PERSON
Complete a bidder registration form and present it along with a photo ID to Client Services & Bidder Registration, located on the second floor, to receive a paddle. Our auctions are all live events, taking place in one of our two gallery spaces. The auctioneer will announce the current bid; you raise your paddle to make your bid. Continue to do so until you are the only bidder remaining. The auctioneer will hit the gavel to indicate when bidding is closed.

LIVE INTERNET BIDDING
Watch or bid live on the internet using Invaluable. Please visit Invaluable to register if you have never bid with Invaluable before. Once you have registered for our auction, and your registration has been processed, you are welcome to login at our auction start time to view and participate live in our auction.

* Please note that Invaluable charges an additional to the 3% Buyer’s Premium for their services.

TELEPHONE BIDDING
Telephone bids can be placed by filling out our Bid Form and submitting it to Client Services & Bidder Registration by fax to 215.599.2240 or email to bids@freemansauction.com. We ask that all requests be submitted no later than 24 hours prior the the scheduled start of the sale.

The same form is used for both telephone and absentee bids. If you would like to telephone bid simply leave the maximum amount column blank and check the box with the telephone icon. Please include a primary and alternate phone number to be used for the day of the sale.

Please expect a call from Client Services & Bidder Registration to confirm your telephone bids once they have been entered into our system.

ABSENTEE BIDS: Absentee bids can be submitted one of two ways:

Through our Website:  You will first need to Register. Online registration will conclude five hours prior to the start of the sale. Once your registration is completed, your email and password will be emailed to you and you are free to submit absentee bids on our website. These should be received no later than two hours prior to the scheduled start of the sale. Absentee Bids left on our website must be entered two hours prior to the sale. Client Services & Bidder RegistrationClient Services & Bidder Registration will email a confirmation of your bids once they have been processed.

Fax or Email: You are also welcome to submit a Bid Form to our Bid Department by fax to 215.599.2240 or by email .

AFTER THE SALE

PAYING FOR YOUR ITEMS

Buyer’s Premium
For each lot purchased a buyer’s premium will be added to your successful bid at the rate of 25% on the first 50,000, 20% between 50,001 and 1,000,000, and 12% thereafter.

Payment
An invoice representing the total due of hammer + buyer’s premium + sales tax (if applicable) will be issued and is due within 10 days of the sale. Please disregard sales tax if you are shipping out of state with a licensed shipper. Acceptable forms of payment include cash, personal, business, or cashier’s checks payable in US dollars, and bank transfers.Lots purchased will not be released until funds have cleared the bank. Please find our Payment and Delivery policy fully outlined here. Payments over $20,000 need to submitted by cash, wire transfer, or bank check. Please note: Freeman’s does not accept credit cards as a form of payment.

REMOVAL OF PURCHASES
Your purchases must be paid for and removed from Freeman’s within ten (10) business days of the sale. Shipping is the responsibility of the buyer; Client Services & Bidder Registration can provide you with names of local, national & international shippers. Once you have chosen shipper you must then submit your written authorization to release your lots to a third party. Without your express written consent we cannot release your property to the shipper. You may do this via fax (215.599.2240) or email (please use the email address you submitted with your bidder registration). You may also mail your authorization to us at 1808 Chesnut St, Philadelphia PA, 19103, Attention Client Services. Please note that items not removed within ten (10) business days will be sent to a licensed warehouse at your expense.