pair of Classical giltwood girandole looking glassesFreeman’s American Furniture, Folk & Decorative Arts Department is delighted to offer a collection of Federal and Classical period furniture and decorative arts gathered with a curatorial eye over thirty years to furnish a small, elegant Washington DC townhouse.

Highlights from this collection include a rare and important copper engraving: Federal Hall The Seat of Congress after artist Peter Lacour (French, active New York 1785-1789), engraved, printed & sold by Amos Doolittle (1754-1832), New Haven, CT; a white marble bust of George Washington by Raimondo Trentanove (Italy, 1792-1832); a pair of Classical giltwood girandole looking glasses (pictured at right), each bearing paper label for Henry Marks, Boro, England; a fine pair of Federal giltwood eagle wall brackets; and a watercolor view of Springland, country estate of the artist on the Delaware River, circa 1800 by William Russell Birch (1755-1834). This collection, which also includes items made for the Chinese Export market—including porcelain and a painting entitled, “Moongate”—and portraits attributed to Bass Otis (1784-1861), Jacob Eichholtz (1776-1842) and James Sharples, Sr. (1751-1811), will open our American Furniture, ©Jeff Mauritzen Folk and Decorative Arts Sale on November 13, 2014.

Exhibition for this auction opens to the public on Friday, 7 November at 10am. To view full sale details, please visit the American Furniture, Folk & Decorative Arts auction page.