Great names of design in Freeman’s back-to-back sales, Dec. 8-9

George Nakashima triple sliding-door hanging wall cabinet, est. $30,000-$50,000

George Nakashima triple sliding-door hanging wall cabinet, est. $30,000-$50,000

PHILADELPHIA — Freeman’s is pleased to present two back-to-back auctions — Art and Design on Wednesday, December 8 and Luxe: Boutique Jewelry on Thursday, December 9 — that offer many opportunities for collecting and gifting this holiday season. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

Art and Design

The highlight of Freeman’s December 8 sale is a selection of furniture by renowned New Hope furniture maker George Nakashima, from a triple sliding-door hanging wall cabinet, estimated at $30,000-$50,000, to a walnut and rosewood Conoid dining table, estimated at $20,000-$30,000.

Cabinet by James Martin, est. $10,000-$15,000

Cabinet by James Martin, est. $10,000-$15,000

In addition to ample Nakashima collecting opportunities, Art and Design offers a cabinet by James Martin, estimated at $10,000-$15,000; a Paul Evans Skyline coffee table, estimated at $6,000-$8,000; and a Warren Platner dining table and six dining chairs, estimated at $6,000-$8,000.

Warren Platner dining table and six chairs, est. $6,000-$8,000

Warren Platner dining table and six chairs, est. $6,000-$8,000

Classic favrile Tiffany Studios desk and table lamps from the estate of Gabriele Lee highlight the sale, including a Jeweled Turtleback lamp estimated at $8,000-$12,000, and a Colonial lamp estimated at $8,000-$12,000.

Tiffany Studios Jeweled Turtleback lamp, est. $8,000-$12,000

Tiffany Studios Jeweled Turtleback lamp, est. $8,000-$12,000

Iron “sketches” by Samuel Yellin include his study for the Philadelphia Museum of Art, estimated at $8,000-$12,000, and his study for the New York City Central Savings Bank, estimated at $6,000-$8,000.

Samuel Yellin iron ‘sketch,’ est. $8,000-$12,000

Samuel Yellin iron ‘sketch,’ est. $8,000-$12,000

Paintings, works on paper, and prints and multiples by leading artists will be on offer, from Warren Rohrer’s Crawling Landscape, which carries an estimate of $10,000-$15,000, to Pablo Picasso’s Buste d’Homme, estimated at $3,000-$5,000, and Alberto Giacometti’s Tete d’Homme, estimated at $3,000-$5,000.

Luxe: Boutique Jewelry

Freeman’s December 9 sale boasts many works highlighting the timeless diamond, led by a diamond and palladium Tiffany & Co. necklace, estimated at $5,500-$7,500.

Diamond and palladium Tiffany & Co. necklace, est. $5,500-$7,500

Diamond and palladium Tiffany & Co. necklace, est. $5,500-$7,500

Other notable pieces of diamond jewelry include a diamond and 18K white gold bracelet, estimated at $4,500-$6,500, and a diamond and 14K white gold riviere necklace, estimated at $4,500-$6,500.

Piaget 18K gold, lapis lazuli and diamond bracelet wristwatch, est. $6,000-$8,000

Piaget 18K gold, lapis lazuli and diamond bracelet wristwatch, est. $6,000-$8,000

Several handsome watches offer excellent collecting and gifting opportunities, from a Piaget 18K gold, lapis lazuli and diamond bracelet wristwatch, estimated at $6,000-$8,000, to a Patek Philippe 18K gold and enamel open face pocket watch, estimated at $2,500-$3,500, and an 18K gold chronograph strap wristwatch by Eberhard & Co., which is estimated at $2,500-$3,500.

Hermes black calf leather clutch with palladium hardware, est. $3,000-$5,000

Hermes black calf leather clutch with palladium hardware, est. $3,000-$5,000

Our Luxe sales offer everything from statement pieces to works suited for everyday wear, including chic handbags such as a black calf leather clutch with palladium hardware by Hermes,  estimated at $3,000-$5,000.

Cartier 18K gold and sapphire card case, est. $3,000-$5,000

Cartier 18K gold and sapphire card case, est. $3,000-$5,000

Freeman’s continues to offer singular gift selections, including a Cartier 18K gold and sapphire card case, estimated at $3,000-$5,000, or a 14K gold mesh purse, estimated at $3,000-$5,000.

 

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