Trusts & Estates

Trusts & Estates
Freeman's has access to reliable resources and the expertise that allows you to properly plan and manage estates as well as collections. Our focus is serving the needs of our clients and those who represent them, including law firms, trust departments, wealth advisors, heirs, family offices, accountants, and other estate professionals. We offer a customized approach to estate administration, offering services ranging from a single object valuation to a "clean sweep" of one or multiple homes. For clients who are considering selling fine property at auction, we provide comprehensive, competitive proposals and continued support throughout the sales process, including in-depth cataloguing & research, accurate assessment of marketability, unparalleled marketing & promotions, timely settlement of accounts and a dedicated account manager. 

Our valuations for estate, equitable distribution, or insurance provide a complete, thorough, and well-researched inventory of your client's personal property. All appraisal reports are confidential and compliant with the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP). Our team is comprised of accredited and certified members of the Appraisers Association of America (AAA), and is supported by experienced specialists within Freeman's whose expertise serves as a resource for report preparation, producing a document that is reliable and vetted to the fullest extent possible. Written appraisal reports include estate tax, equitable distribution, inventory listings, estate planning, insurance and gift tax. Our broad experience places Freeman's in a singular tier among auction houses: trusted, highly regarded and internationally respected. 

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.


Trust & Estates | Appraisals News Bulletin
News happens quickly when art markets change and new policies are enacted. In the aftermath of change, buying, collecting, appraising and planning for art and collectibles are impacted. Freeman’s monthly News Bulletin showcases timely articles written by a variety of industry experts, providing guidance to professionals and their clientele.  The News Bulletin keeps readers up-to-date regarding estate planning—from art and collectible market trends and selling, to fiduciary responsibility and personal property appraisal issues and updates. 

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For further information and confidential advice

Thomas B. McCabe IV
Senior Vice President | Head of Trusts & Estates



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Samuel T. Freeman III
Senior Vice President



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Amy Parenti
Vice President



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