Colombian emerald necklace may earn six figures at Freeman’s, May 9

GRS-certified Colombian emerald, diamond and platinum necklace, estimated at $250,000-$300,000
GRS-certified Colombian emerald, diamond and platinum necklace, estimated at $250,000-$300,000

GRS-certified Colombian emerald, diamond and platinum necklace, estimated at $250,000-$300,000

PHILADELPHIA — Freeman’s Tuesday, May 9 Fine Jewelry and Gemstones auction brings the very best of statement jewelry to market, from classic diamond solitaires to show-stopping Burmese rubies. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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First-edition King James Bible a special entry at Freeman’s May 3 sale

First-edition King James Bible, estimated at $70,000-$100,000
First-edition King James Bible, estimated at $70,000-$100,000

First-edition King James Bible, estimated at $70,000-$100,000

PHILADELPHIA — Freeman’s Books and Manuscripts auction, set for Wednesday, May 3, brings collectors a distinguished variety of illustrated books from the collection of Nicholas Wedge, 17th- and 18th-century maps, a selection of classic titles by the likes of James Joyce and Charles Darwin, and important Americana. The sale is led by a first edition of the King James Bible, printed in London in 1611. One of only 114 known extant copies, it carries an estimate of $70,000-$100,000. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Estate collection of works by Mira Nakashima takes spotlight at Freeman’s, April 4

Mira Nakashima, single-board Conoid dining table and set of six single-board Conoid dining chairs, estimated at $30,000-$50,000
Mira Nakashima, single-board Conoid dining table and set of six single-board Conoid dining chairs, estimated at $30,000-$50,000

Mira Nakashima, single-board Conoid dining table and set of six single-board Conoid dining chairs, estimated at $30,000-$50,000

PHILADELPHIA — Freeman’s Tuesday, April 4 sale, titled Mira Nakashima Masterworks: The Estate of Geoffrey Halaburt, represents the strongest single-owner collection of works by Mira Nakashima to ever appear at auction. The daughter of legendary woodworker George Nakashima, Mira has overseen the family’s storied New Hope, Pennsylvania furniture studio since her father’s death in 1990. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Freeman’s celebrates storied legacy of Merrywood with March 23 estate auction

Henri-Edmond Cross, ‘Leda,’ estimated at $60,000-$100,000. Image courtesy of Freeman’s
Henri-Edmond Cross, ‘Leda,’ estimated at $60,000-$100,000. Image courtesy of Freeman’s
Henri-Edmond Cross, ‘Leda,’ estimated at $60,000-$100,000. Image courtesy of Freeman’s

PHILADELPHIA — Freeman’s presents The Legacy of Merrywood: The Estate of Alan I and Dianne Kay, a nearly 80-lot auction that brings an esteemed collection of art, furniture and design objects to market. The Legacy of Merrywood, to be held Thursday, March 23, tells the story of the titular palatial estate in McLean, Virginia, both a historic structure and the childhood home of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. Merrywood was purchased and subsequently renovated and expanded by Alan and Dianne Kay in 1984; the couple filled the home with a sophisticated collection of art and objects, and for eight years hosted the immensely successful annual American Cancer Society Ball at the property. The sale showcases a selection of works that the Kays cherished and lived with during their time at Merrywood. The Legacy of Merrywood is led by Henri-Edmond Cross’s Leda, a vibrant, dynamic 1905 canvas by the French Neo-Impressionist, estimated at $60,000-$100,000, which was once hung on the walls of the historic estate. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Noted philanthropist’s fine jewelry collection featured at Freeman’s, March 22

Tiffany & Co. platinum, diamond and emerald ring, estimated at $20,000-$30,000
Tiffany & Co. platinum, diamond and emerald ring, estimated at $20,000-$30,000
Tiffany & Co. platinum, diamond and emerald ring, estimated at $20,000-$30,000

PHILADELPHIA — Freeman’s Wednesday, March 22 Jewelry and Watches auction features the esteemed single-owner jewelry collection of Dianne Kay, an American socialite, philanthropist, community activist and chairman of the American Cancer Society Ball. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Distinguished array of Picasso ceramics to star at Freeman’s, March 8

Pablo Picasso, ‘Tete de Chevre en Profil,’ estimated at $10,000-$15,000. Image courtesy of Freeman’s
Pablo Picasso, ‘Tete de Chevre en Profil,’ estimated at $10,000-$15,000. Image courtesy of Freeman’s
Pablo Picasso, ‘Tete de Chevre en Profil,’ estimated at $10,000-$15,000. Image courtesy of Freeman’s

PHILADELPHIA — Freeman’s Art and Design auction, scheduled for Wednesday, March 8, features a distinguished selection of works by Pablo Picasso, including more than a dozen plates, pitchers and sculptures in clay. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Premier single-owner Wedgwood collection graces Freeman’s Feb. 15 sale

19th-century Wedgwood blue dip Jasperware Campana wine cooler, estimated at $3,000-$5,000. Image courtesy of Freeman’s

 

19th-century Wedgwood blue dip Jasperware Campana wine cooler, estimated at $3,000-$5,000. Image courtesy of Freeman’s
19th-century Wedgwood blue dip Jasperware Campana wine cooler, estimated at $3,000-$5,000. Image courtesy of Freeman’s

 

PHILADELPHIA — Freeman’s announces the sale of Ellis and Suzanne Rubin’s far-reaching collection of ceramics. Spanning the entire history of Wedgwood production from Wedgwood & Bentley to the 21st century — and complemented by fine examples from various modern and contemporary ceramic artists — the impressive and important collection will be presented across multiple sales. The first single-owner auction of Wedgwood will be held Wednesday, February 15, and additional property will be offered as single-owner sections in departmental sales throughout Freeman’s Winter-Spring 2023 auction season. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Bouguereau painting with artist provenance leads Freeman’s Feb. 14 auction

Detail of William-Adolphe Bouguereau’s ‘La Fleur Preferee,’ estimated at $400,000-$600,000. Image courtesy of Freeman’s
William-Adolphe Bouguereau, ‘La Fleur Preferee,’ estimated at $400,000-$600,000. Image courtesy of Freeman’s
William-Adolphe Bouguereau (1825-1905), ‘La Fleur Preferee (Favorite Flower),’ estimated at $400,000-$600,000. Image courtesy of Freeman’s

PHILADELPHIA — Freeman’s biannual European Art & Old Masters auction brings the best of the Continent, England and Scotland to market, and the Tuesday, February 14 edition will be led by La Fleur Preferee (Favorite Flower), a striking life-size outdoor portrait of a farm girl by William-Adolphe Bouguereau (1825-1905), estimated at $400,000-$600,000. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Designer Vladimir Kagan’s personal collection 100% sold at Freeman’s

Green Vladimir Kagan Omnibus sofa, $22,680. Image courtesy of Freeman’s
Green Vladimir Kagan Omnibus sofa, $22,680. Image courtesy of Freeman’s

Green Vladimir Kagan Omnibus sofa, $22,680. Image courtesy of Freeman’s

PHILADELPHIA — Freeman’s January 25 auction, The Personal Collection of Vladimir Kagan, inaugurated Freeman’s Winter/Spring auction season with the furniture, art and design objects the esteemed designer created, lived with, and loved throughout his life. With a 100% sell-through rate, the sale clearly demonstrates the ongoing market demand for the work of this trailblazing 20th-century designer.

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