Freeman’s February Estates at1808 auction will feature a collection of property from the Estate of George A. “Frolic” Weymouth (1936-2016).
Renowned environmentalist, famed coachman, founder and chairman of the Brandywine Conservancy & Museum of Art, painter and cultural leader, Frolic Weymouth threw himself into life and charitable causes with a rare passion and determined grace. A scion of the DuPont family, Weymouth had deep family roots in, and an abiding love of the Brandywine River Valley, whose natural beauty and artistic legacy he championed. The Wyeth family of artists were among his close friends and guests at his 18th-century Chadds Ford estate, known as “Big Bend.” It was here, with Frolic, that Andrew Wyeth safeguarded his large collection of his famed Helga paintings. And it was at Big Bend that Frolic, a true bon vivant, entertained scores of friends and family over the decades, from Martha Stewart to Luciano Pavarotti.
While much of Big Bend’s contents will remain in place or soon grace the walls of the Brandywine River Museum, Freeman’s is proud to offer a small portion of the Frolic Weymouth’s estate. Auction goers to February sale will have a rare opportunity to acquire mementos ranging from early American furniture, ceramics and wrought iron, to Frolic’s beloved turtle decorations and coaching memorabilia, small reminders of a great person, who touched many lives.
Selections from the Weymouth esate were also featured in auctions this past fall, including American Furniture, Folk & Decorative Arts. Additionallly, an enchanting sculpture depicting two playful greyhounds by Anna Vaughn Hyatt Huntington from the estate sold well above it's pre-auction estimate to bring $81,250 in the December 4 American Art & Pennsylvania Impressionists auction.
To be offered 02/22/17: A collection of turtle figures, 20th century; Reeves and Inwood portable artist's watercolor box, circa 1800