PHILADELPHIA — Freeman’s American Furniture, Folk and Decorative Arts auction, beginning at 11 am Eastern time on Wednesday, November 10, features a fine selection of American silver, furniture, paintings, flags, and objects illustrating the customs, politics, and design sensibilities of early America. It also includes the American National Flag Collection of Jeffrey Kenneth Kohn, MD. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.
Lynda Cain, Head of Department, said, “This is a unique opportunity for flag collectors and I am delighted to be offering this collection this November.”
With the American National Flag Collection of Jeffrey Kenneth Kohn, MD, Freeman’s continues its excellent track record of presenting single-owner collections at auction. A foremost expert and dealer of the American national flag, Kohn has been amassing his collection for more than 35 years.
Freeman’s presents such highlights as a Civil War-era Shooting Star pattern flag commemorating Kansas statehood from 1861-1863, estimated at $30,000-$50,000, and a 13-star American national flag with 21 scattered stars, estimated at $25,000-$50,000.
American Furniture, Folk and Decorative Arts presents silver collectors with ample opportunities to purchase objects from early American history. A silver coffee pot with Rococo detailing designed by Philadelphia-based William Hollingshead circa 1770 is a unique work of early American silversmithing. It is estimated at $20,000-$30,000.
Also of Philadelphia origin is a silver covered tankard designed by Philip Syng, Jr. circa 1750, estimated at $12,000-$18,000.
Another highlight is a silver beaker from Boston-based master John Coney, circa 1687, estimated at $10,000-$15,000.
Freeman’s November 10 auction features many examples of early American furniture-making, including a William & Mary carved oak Hadley chest, estimated at $10,000-$20,000, as well as a Federal inlaid and figured mahogany pier table estimated at $15,000-$25,000.
Also of note is a Kellogg/Belden Family Queen Anne carved cherry high chest, estimated at $10,000-$15,000.
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