Pennsylvania 20th Century Design

As America’s oldest auction house,  we celebrate the Quaker State’s legacy each November with The Pennsylvania Sale. Our skilled team of Pennsylvania 20th Century Design specialists have established an international reputation for their successful sales of items of this genre, both through our Philadelphia-based auction house and online. The team’s experience and knowledge of design and its current market are essential to the overall success of each sale in modern furniture and decorative arts by Pennsylvania designers.

Auction highlights often include works by notable Pennsylvania designers such as George Nakashima and Harry Bertoia.  Freeman’s has offered several important works from the Pennsylvania Studio craft movement and New Hope School, including examples by Wharton Esherick, for whom an auction record was set when $123,750 was achieved for his cocobolo sculpture "Essie/Rebecca," and George Nakashima, whose curly maple burl and walnut Special Minguren I Coffee Table recently brought $55,00 at auction.

Freeman’s highlights Pennsylvania’s most distinguished post-war craftsmen in our sales of American design.  Freeman’s is a premiere destination for works by these artists which were made and largely owned here in Pennsylvania. For more information about buying or selling your works of 20th Century Design, please contact one of a specialist to make your appointment for a private complimentary consultation.

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Savy sellers know the value of provenance.  It’s why so many choose to offer their collections of Pennsylvania Art & Design locally with Freeman’s, enhancing their collection’s provenance through Freeman’s unrivaled storytelling and ability to strengthen the collection’s unbroken chain of ownership.

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Related Departments:  Postwar & Contemporary Design, Prewar Design (1860-1940), 20th Century Furniture & Design

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