Trusts & Estates


Freeman’s Trust & Estates team acts as a trusted partner and dedicated contact for fiduciaries, law firms, family offices, executors, beneficiaries, art advisory firms, and private clients seeking guidance and assistance with the valuation and disposition of tangible assets, ranging from fine and decorative art to jewelry and books, and other collectibles. We provide comprehensive and personalized support for the planning and management of a collection throughout its full life cycle.

When the time for disposition of personal property arises, Freeman’s Trust & Estates team strategically devises bespoke sale and marketing plans to facilitate the sale of collections, ultimately honoring legacy wishes and maximizing return on investment. Whether a varied estate or a single artist, Freeman’s dedicated Trust & Estate contact provides support throughout the entire process as well as access to a vast network of resources and a team of highly experienced specialists across a wide range of collecting categories.


Freeman’s Trust & Estates team works in close collaboration with our Appraisals Department and experienced specialists to provide a full range of timely valuation services, including:

  • Auction estimates

  • Preparations for collections that may come to market in the future

  • Appraisals for a variety of collection needs:

    • Insurance

    • Collection Management & Estate Planning

    • Estate Tax

    • Charitable Donation

    • Equitable Distribution

    • Collateral Loan

    • Inventory

    • Gift Tax

Each appraisal report is confidential, compliant with the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) and executed by a certified or accredited member of the Appraisers Association of America (AAA). For more information on Freeman’s Appraisal’s Department.

Comprehensive Estate Liquidation Services

Freeman’s Trust & Estate team works in close partnership with clients and those that represent them to provide options for the comprehensive liquidation of estates. Our experienced team presents bespoke “clean sweep” solutions tailored to your estate settlement needs, including timely valuations, options for the sale of select items at Freemans as well as tertiary auction outlets, and flexible fee structures to maximize returns, all overseen by a Trust & Estates account manager.

About Freeman's

Freeman’s has been a part of the fabric of Philadelphia since 1805, helping generations of clients in the buying and selling of fine and decorative arts, jewelry, modern design & more. Today, we are an international auction house with a year-round sale season and a team of specialists committed to personalized service. We provide solutions for the changing dynamics of a family or business, valuing a single item, an entire estate, personal property, or a corporate collection. With both appraisal and auction services, our team is dedicated to providing the best experience for our clients.


For further information and confidential advice

Kimberly Miller
Senior Vice President, Head of Trusts and Estates & Collections



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Grace Fitts
Project Manager Trusts & Estates and Collections



Lisa DiCarlo
Appraisals Coordinator