Alderfer Auction opens second location, in Bucks County, Pa.
DOYLESTOWN, Penn. – Alderfer Auction has opened a second 14,000-square-foot location at 584 West Swamp Road, Doylestown, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Doylestown is a quaint town approximately 14 miles from Alderfer’s corporate headquarters in Hatfield, Pennsylvania. Bucks County is a region rich in art, history, modernism and community.
The decision to expand to a second location developed from Alderfer Auction’s desire and need to increase its product footprint, processing, offices and showroom, in addition to housing its newest specialty, Mid-Century Modern and Design. The showroom will allow for in-person previews, open valuation days and events. From the Doylestown location, the auction house will also further establish its regional real estate office. With more than 60 years of experience, expertise and relationships with many local artists and collectors in the Bucks County area, the auction house can expand its services to the region while continuing to assist individuals, families, financial institutions and estate professionals in developing plans for both personal and real estate properties.
Alderfer Auction is well-known for acquiring consignments containing the works of many of the Pennsylvania Impressionists, and specifically Bucks County Impressionists, a group that came to prominence after 1915. The movement continued into the 1940s and 50s. The Pennsylvania Impressionists did not have a primary style; it was a collaborative of many artist voices and views of the Bucks County landscape. Artists featured in Alderfer’s quarterly Fine Art Auctions include Daniel Garber, Fern Coppedge, George Sotter, William Lathrop and Walter Emerson Baum.
The soft opening in Doylestown occurred in tandem with the inaugural auction at the site on December 15, 2022. Alderfer’s Mid-Century Modern and Design Auctions focus on the period’s furniture, lighting, art and home decor. The auction house will move forward with immediate and long-range planning for future auctions, including previews and product pick-ups. The Doylestown location’s auction previews and pick-ups will operate in a similar fashion to Hatfield location, but will be by appointment only.
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