American Furniture & Decorative Arts
Freeman’s team of specialists within the American Furniture & Decorative Arts Department have a local, national and international reputation for successful sales at auction. Specializing in property ranging from the early 18th through the 20th centuries, and featuring exceptional material from New England to the Southern States, these auctions offer a superb variety of consignments, including furniture, fine silver, export porcelain, ceramics, glassware, textiles, maritime art and objects, portraiture, historical and landscape paintings, decoys, folk art, and more.
Two sales are conducted annually: the first in April, coinciding with the Philadelphia Antique Show, and the second, a two-day auction in November, which includes our annual Pennsylvania Sale. This auction features furniture, paintings, decorative and folk items, made and used in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania from the Colonial period to the turn of the 20th century.
Freeman’s has sold fine American furniture and decorative arts longer than any auction house in America. Located in Philadelphia, the city of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, and the “Keystone” between the north and the south, Freeman’s offers American Furniture, Folk & Decorative Arts made from New England to the Southern States, and items made for the American market from the Colonial era to the 20th- century. The auctions are highlighted by furniture from the William and Mary to the Classical eras; quilts, needlework, silver and metals; timepieces, ceramics, portraits, historical paintings, flags and folk material with an emphasis placed on fresh, historically significant property with impeccable provenance.
For more information about buying or selling in an upcoming auction of American Furniture, Folk & Decorative Arts, please contact one of our specialists to make your appointment for a private, complementary consultation.