British & European Furniture & Decorative Art
Freeman’s British & European Furniture & Decorative Arts specialists have an international reputation for competitive and stylish auctions of fine European property. Our sales regularly include an array of exceptional and rare pieces of Continental origin, including the arts of France, Austria, Germany, Italy, and Russia.
British Furniture & Decorative Arts
European Furniture & Decorative Arts
Silver & Objets de Vertu
Russian Works of Art
Medieval Works of Art
Middle Easter & Islamic Works of Art
African & Oceanic Art
Oriental Rugs & Carpets
Arms & Armor
Works from the Grand Tour
Clocks and Scientific Instruments
18th & 19th Century Sculpture and Bronzes
Artists & Designers of Interest:
Russian Imperial Porcelain Factory
Karl Fabergé and competitors including Feodor Rückert and Ivan Khlebnikov
Signed 18th & 19th century French Furniture
Our specialists’ well-honed expertise with relevant styles, periods, and designers complements our in-depth understanding of the current commercial market for this rarefied category; their established personal relationships with vendors in New York, London, Paris, Brussels, Moscow, and beyond provide a direct link to these important markets.
Recently, Freeman’s expertly handled the sale of The Collection of Ambassador and Mrs. Alexander & Virginia Weddell | The Virginia House Museum. Following a comprehensive marketing campaign and personal outreach targeted to a global audience, the sale resulted in a 97% sell-through rate and an unprecedented number of new and established bidder registrants—including important museums and institutions.
Curious about the value of your collection?
“ In 2017 my father, Georges Perrier, reached out to Freemans to auction his considerable collection that he amassed over decades.
As one can imagine finding the right auction house to care for and respect the work was paramount.
Freemans’ exceptional knowledge and respect for his collection brought the desired sense of ease and confidence that our family was searching for.
The collection was displayed, including in the catalogue, thoughtfully and truly showed the uniqueness of each piece.
The objects are now appreciated and loved by new families and some pieces are in museums for thousands to see.
By the end of our experience with Freemans we felt a close bond with all who helped us, which still exists to this day.
We are forever grateful.”
Single-Owner Collection Successes
Across Continents: Property from the Collection of Ambassador & Mrs. Alexander Weddell | The Virginia House Museum
Final Sale Total: $1,570,000
Pre-Sale Estimate: $569,000 - $864,400
The Collection of Victor Niederhoffer
Final Sale Total: $1,267,081
Pre-Sale Estimate: $574,000 - $902,000
Selected Contents of Vaux Hill: The Collectino of Robert & Barbara Safford
Final Sale Total: $3,900,000
Pre-Sale Estimate: $930,000 - $1,380,000
The Jeff Hunter Collection | Antiquities & Tribal Art
Final Sale Total: $532,968
Pre-Sale Estimate: $162,200 - $259,400
La Collection Georges Perrier
Final Sale Total: $207,338
Pre-Sale Estimate: $111,300 - $173,200