American Furniture, Folk, and Decorative Arts at Freeman's

"The variety and quantity of material that has come through these doors is staggering." - Lynda Cain, as quoted by The Philadelphia Inquirer

Freeman’s has had great success with selling American antiques over the years, establishing auction records for a Fraktur with a verse from a hymn to the nightingale which sold for $366,750 to a painted, decorated and incised pine candlebox from the Esther Ludwig Estate. Our American Furniture, Folk & Decorative Arts department has had the privilege of bringing to auction such prestigious collections as the Historic Muhlenberg Property, Property Deaccessioned by the Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association, Historic Lemon Hill, and Property from the Reed & Barton Archives.


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Lynda Cain 267.414.1237




Chippendale, Queen Anne, William and Mary, Pennsylvania German, 18th century, 19th century, 20th century, Colonial, George II, Cabriole period, Pennsylvania Dutch, and Federal.  

Decorative Art:
Portrait miniatures, fraktur, needlework, needlework sampler, folk art, native American, federal, classical, gothic revival, neoclassical, Greek revival, silver, Tiffany silver,  American silver, coin silver, tin, Pittsburgh glass, Chinese export, knife boxes, weathervanes, red ware, stone ware,  Windsor chairs, blanket chest, scrimshaw, carved whalebone, tall case clock, and miniature furniture.   

Makers and Designers:
New England, Philadelphia, New York, Rembrandt Peale, Charles Willson Peale Robert Edge Pine, Benjamin West, American school, Duncan Phyfe, Gilbert Stuart, William Savery, Joseph Armitt, John Folwell, Thomas Affleck, Jonathan Shoemaker, Griffith Owen, Thomas Tufft, Joseph B. Barry, David Rittenhouse, Benjamin Rittenhouse, Thomas Stretch, William Stretch, Isaac Thomas, and Justice Daily.