Alasdair Nichol is Chairman and Director of Fine Art at Freeman's auction house, the oldest auction house in America. Having been within the same family for six generations, Mr. Nichol and two colleagues acquired the company in a friendly management buy-out in 2016. 


Freemans auction house services clients in the buying and selling of fine art, antiques, jewelry. With International experience and comprehensive knowledge of market conditions, specialists at Freeman’s, America’s oldest auction house, work closely with consigners and collectors to offer unparalleled service in the sale and purchase of fine art, antiques, Jewelry, and books.  

Located on Chestnut Street in the heart of Philadelphia, Freeman's offers over 30 in-house auctions a year in sale categories including: American Furniture, Folk & Decorative Arts, English & Continental Furniture & Decorative Arts, Asian Arts, American Art & Pennsylvania Impressionists, European Art & Old Masters, Modern and Contemporary Art, Photographs & Photobooks, Books, Maps & Manuscripts, Oriental Rugs & Carpets, Jewelry & Watches, 20th Century Design, and Silver & Objets de Vertu.

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1808 Chestnut St
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  • Opening hours

    Monday – Thursday 9:00-5:00pm
    Friday 9:00-3:00
    Special office hours during auction exhibitions


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