Prewar Design (1860-1940)

Freeman’s Prewar Design Department has an international reputation for their sales of furniture and decorative arts from the design period ranging from 1860 to 1940. These works are offered in our American and European auctions within the featured 20th century decorative arts sections. Items offered often consist of pieces from the British Design Reform movement of the mid-19th century through the early Modernists and Art Deco period, including the Aesthetic, Art Nouveau, Vienna Secession, Arts and Crafts, and Modernism movements. Freeman’s team of specialists and consultants are able to advise on the current market conditions and help clients achieve the best results by reaching bidders world-wide.

Highlights from past Freeman’s auctions in this area include a stellar roster of master craftsmen and artists such as Louis Comfort Tiffany, Samuel Yellin, Gio Ponti, Gustav Stickley, René Lalique, Émile Gallé, Jean Dunand, and Charles Rennie Mackintosh.

Freeman’s Philadelphia-based auction house and live online sales are dedicated to helping clients buy and sell quality designs of pre-war furniture and decorative arts, and our specialists’ knowledge and expertise of the current market are essential to the overall success of these auctions.  For more information about selling your works of Prewar Design at auction, or to make your appointment for a private complimentary consultation, please contact one of our specialists.

Related Departments:  Postwar & Contemporary Design20th Century Furniture & Design

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