For seven generations, since 1805, Freeman’s has made up an integral part of the country’s auction culture, taking part in countless, often historically significant sales of jewelry, fine art, furniture, and antiques on behalf of private collections, estates, and museums. Freeman's holds approximately 30 auctions a year spanning over 40 specialty categories that range from folk art to contemporary design. By combining personal, one-to-one service with a team of internationally experienced specialists selling antiques and art at auction can be easy. Our team are on hand to assist at every stage, keeping you up-to-date throughout the process from initial valuation to settlement.
Meet the Specialists
Freeman's team of specialists provide professional and accurate auction and appraisal services. Their expertise and detailed understanding of the current art markets along with passionate attention to service is what sets our team apart from the rest of the industry.
The first step to consigning your property for sale at auction is to request an auction estimate. Our team of uniquely qualified specialists will examine your fine art, antiques and jewelry to determine if it is appropriate for sale at Freeman's, and if so to provide you with the fair market value of the property.
Regional Office Representatives
For those clients outside the Philadelphia area, Freeman's regional representatives in the New England, Southeast, and West Coast areas are available to assist you with every step of the consignment process.
Each collection is unique and often has an emotional connection to the owners who create or inherit them. Our team works closely with our clients to provide a carefully tailored approach to the sale of their collections. Personal, passionate and professional – we deliver outstanding results. Find out more about the Private & Corporate Art Collections departments at Freeman’s.
Charges & Fees
Standard charges include consignor's commission and insurance, but may also include fees for transportation. Exact terms may be discussed with your specialist or Freeman's contact. Potential consignments or collections of significant value will be addressed by a comprehensive proposal.
Shipping & Receiving
In order to allow time for research, cataloguing, photography and promotion, we request that property for auction be on the premises at least eight weeks prior to the sale date. Please contact our Property Controller Bethany Mobbs at 267.414.1236 or firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss arrangements for receiving your property.
Payment will be sent thirty-five (35) days after the auction for all lots sold and collected along with a detailed settlement statement. Our Client Services Director Mary Maguire is available to answer your questions about settlement or other aspects of your contract at 267.414.1236 or email@example.com.
Visit our Auction Glossary for an explanation of some common industry terms used when buying or selling fine art, antiques, jewelry at auction.