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20th Century Design

Freeman's bi-annual sales of 20th century and contemporary design regularly include works by George Nakashima, Paul Evans, Louis Comfort Tiffany, Hans Wegner, Gio Ponti, Emile Galle, and others.  Freeman's is an industry leader in the sale of works by New Hope School and Pennsylvania designers, having set numerous records for works by George Nakashima, Paul Evans, Harry Bertoia, Phil Powell, and Wharton Esherick.  The department is always seeking quality consignments and is available to consult on the current market for your works.

For more information about buying or selling 20th Century Design, please contact specialist Tim Andreadis.

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American Furniture, Folk & Decorative Arts

Freeman’s American Furniture, Folk & Decorative Arts department specialists provide expert advice on single items or on large collections of material dating from the early eighteenth-century through the twentieth-century. Holding two sales annually, in April and November, the department is primarily focused on American Furniture and decorative arts, American folk art, silver and American Indian works of art. Our department specialists are well-versed in current art market trends and conditions and have established an international reputation for top auction results.

For more information about buying or selling works of American Furniture, Folk & Decorative Arts, please contact our specialist Lynda Cain.

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The Pennsylvania Sale

Freeman’s is committed to the craftsmanship and artistry of our Commonwealth. As America’s oldest auction house, founded in Philadelphia in 1805, we celebrate the Quaker state’s legacy each November with The Pennsylvania Sale. This annual auction features an array of works made and used in Pennsylvania from the earliest Colonial period through the 20th century. Collectors will find historical manuscripts and documents, furniture, silver, folk and decorative arts as well as studio and contemporary design highlighted in this unique auction.

For more infomation about buying or selling works in The Pennsylvania Sale, please contact specialists Lynda Cain (Pennsylvania Furniture & Decorative Arts), Tim Andreadis (Pennsylvania 20th Century Design) or David Bloom (Pennsylvania Books, Maps & Mansucripts).