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Matthew Wilcox serves as a vice president in Freeman's Trusts & Estates department and is our Mid-Atlantic Regional Representative. He specializes in providing verbal auction valutaions for single items or entire collections and formal written appraisals for estate-planning, estate tax, charitable donations, gift tax and insurance.
Mr. Wilcox first joined Freeman's in 2003. He began his auction career almost 20 years ago at San Francisco’s Butterfield & Butterfield, remaining with the company through its two successive phases, Butterfields, An Ebay Company and Bonhams & Butterfield. After working as the Fine Furniture and Decorative Arts Manager and Operations Manager of the Los Angeles office, Matthew moved to Philadelphia to head Freeman’s Trusts & Estates department.
Prior to his auction career Matthew was an Instructor of Art History and professional field archaeologist. He holds an BA in Classical Archaeology from Bowdoin College and a Master’s degree in Art History from UNC-Chapel Hill. Matthew worked as a Trench Master at the Etruscan excavations at Poggio Civitate (Murlo) outside Siena, Italy from 1985-1990. He is also an alumnus of the Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies in Rome and the American School of Classical Studies in Athens. Matthew speaks and publishes often on art and auction world issues. His publications can be found in the American Journal of Archaeology, The Journal of Advanced Appraisal Studies, as well as in numerous estate planning council and bar association newsletters on estate-planning issues.