No other name in recent American history conjures up the image of the consummate collector as readily as that of Malcolm Forbes. Over the course of his life, he amassed a collection of such breadth and depth that it filled a half-dozen residences on three continents. On December 14 Freeman's will be presenting The Forbes Collection, with items drawn from the houses on his two hundred-fifty square mile ranch in Colorado, palace in Tangier, mansion in London, island in Fiji, legendary yacht “The Highlander”, FORBES former headquarters at 60 Fifth Avenue and his beloved New Jersey estate “Timberfield”.
This sale will feature significant works of art, contemporary photography, Western art, and modern design from noted artists Buck McCain, Bill Schenck, Harry Callahan, Irving Penn, Lucien Clergue, Raoul Dufy, Gilbert Stuart, Daniel Huntington, and designers Piero Fornasetti and Wendell Castle. Also featured in this eclectic collection are boats, toy soldiers, dioramas and works of art from the Forbes Magazine Galleries. In addition, furniture and decorative arts are represented, including a collection of Biedermeier furniture with examples by Joseph Danhauser, a selection of Iranian Imperial Armorial Ambassadorial dinner service pieces and hand-wrought table items in silver and vermeil by British silversmith Stuart Devlin.
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To be offered 12/14/16: An early Fornasetti 'Citta de Carte' and 'Bosco' printed folding screen; A Fornasetti 'Trumeau Architettura'; A Fornasetti malachite bicycle