Freeman’s Apr. 28 auction features 1790 Chippendale tall clock

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Chippendale carved walnut tall case clock. Works by Daniel Rose (1749-1827), Reading, Pa., circa 1790. Estimate: $50,000-$80,000. Freeman’s image

PHILADELPHIA – Freeman’s American Furniture, Folk & Decorative Arts auction will proceed as an online auction on its originally scheduled date of April 28 at 10 a.m. Eastern.  Bid absentee or live online through LiveAuctioneers.

The auction includes an array of fresh-to-market works that were made in various regions along the Eastern seaboard and span centuries.

The sale is led by an impressively carved Chippendale walnut tall case clock (est. $50,000-$80,000) with works by Daniel Rose (Reading, Pa., 1749-1827).

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Chinese Export porcelain ‘Tobacco leaf’ covered soup tureen, circa 1775. Estimate: $3,000-$5,000. Freeman’s image

The sale places significant emphasis on fine period furniture examples from New England, the Mid-Atlantic and the South; marine art, including sailor’s valentines, woolies, and ship paintings; Chinese Export porcelain, including a “Tobacco Leaf” service (Lots 29-39); textiles, including 18th-century canvaswork; and items with important historical significance.

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Rare painted tinware and zinc ‘Liberty’ cap with Civil War association to the Pratt Street Riot, mid-19th century. Estimate: $15,000-$25,000. Freeman’s image

Other notable highlights include a rare, and possibly unique, painted tinware and zinc “Liberty” cap parade pole finial with Civil War association to the “Pratt Street Riot” (est., $15,000-$25,000); a portrait of Henry Clay (1777-1852), attributed to the school of Matthew Harris Jouett (1788-1827) (est. $30,000-$50,000); and a Mexican War presentation sword to Brevet Maj. John Frederick Roland, 2nd Regiment U.S. Artillery by Ames Mfg. Co., Cabotville, Mass. (est. $10,000-$15,000).

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School of Matthew Harris Jouett (1788-1827) portrait of Henry Clay (1777-1852), circa 1824, oil on panel. Estimate: $30,000-$50,000. Freeman’s image

The sale features the Clement Hungerford Pollen Collection – a single-owner collection of Native American clothing and accessory items, artifacts, and related ephemera. Clement Hungerford Pollen (1869-1934) documented his years in Wyoming and British Columbia with photographs, written memoirs and by collecting Native North American-made objects and fossils. His extensive correspondence includes letters from family friend Neville Chamberlain and Theodore Roosevelt. The collection is a rare record of a specific North American time and place: of Western Plains life, exploration, the life and arts of Native peoples, and the transformation of the West.

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Plains beaded hide jacket, leather chaps and beaded suede gauntlets, circa 1910, included in the Clement Hungerford Pollen Collection of American Indian clothing and accessories. Estimate $30,000-$50,000. Freeman’s image

As is Freeman’s custom, the sale also includes a strong selection of objects made and used in Pennsylvania, including period furniture, silver, & decorative objects from Philadelphia as well as regional examples from Chester County.

For details contact Lynda Cain, Freeman’s Head of Sale, at