For over 200 years Freeman’s has provided skilled appraisals of fine art, antiques and jewelry to clients with various valuation needs. Freeman’s expertise extends from insurance, probate and family division, to charitable contribution, gift and divorce. This extensive experience places Freeman’s in a singular tier among auction houses; trusted, regarded and internationally respected.
Understanding the product, its history and its current market is critical in appraisal processes. Freeman’s appraisers employ the comprehensive knowledge of in-house, regarded experts to ensure each report produced is as reliable and extensively vetted as possible.
Each member of Freeman’s appraisal department is either an accredited or certified member of the Appraiser’s Association of America (AAA). As such, each report Freeman’s produces conforms to the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP).
Freeman’s fields of appraisal expertise are extensive.
-Modern and Contemporary Art
-European Art and Old Masters
-Books, Maps and Manuscripts
-Asian Furniture, Art and Decorative Arts
-Folk Art, Textiles and Decorative Arts
-20th Century Design, Furniture and Decorative Works
-British and European Furniture and Decorative Arts
As the nation’s oldest auction house, Freeman’s has supported some of the most historically significant estates. Of note, the estate of Mrs. Mary S. Irick Drexel and Mr. George W. Childs Drexel. In recent years, Freeman’s has provided appraisal services for the Estates of Robert Montgomery Scott, William & Mary Scranton and Joseph Sorger among many others
With an arsenal of experience and expertise, Freeman’s appraisers are able toanticipate client needs and collaborate with estate management professionals such as attorneys, fiduciaries, financial planners, estate administrators, accountants, executors, trust officers and more. This foresight enables Freeman’s to provide efficient, interpersonal guidance to clients.
Some written appraisal reports include: