Freeman’s Moving to New Flagship Location in Philadelphia

Philadelphia — After nearly a century at 1808 Chestnut Street, Freeman’s will be relocating its flagship location to Center City’s prestigious 2400 Market Street. Featuring a purpose-built gallery and auction room with corporate offices above, Freeman’s is excited to join the 600,000 square-foot development that has been recently hailed as one of the biggest and most visible mixed-use projects in Philadelphia.

Coming to auction next month is a perfect time capsule of a collection -- that of Ambassador Alexander Weddell and his wife, Virginia Chase Steedman Weddell. Avid collectors, the Weddells filled their Richmond, Virginia, home with fine art, furniture, antiquities, and rare books. The couple died in a train wreck in 1948, and their grand residence, known as Virginia House, became a museum, where their things were preserved and largely untouched. Now, the collection is being deaccessioned by the Virginia House Museum.

Results from Freeman’s April 23 Books, Maps & Manuscripts including Photographs

Freeman's 23 April auction Books, Maps & Manuscripts including Photographs presented clients with a wide range of works on paper, including treasured first editions, presidential ephemera, early vistas of the American West and notable autograph materials.  The sale featured an assortment of important works of early travel literature; early color plate books; ballet handbills; prints; photographs; autographs; and other ephemera from the private collection of the late Mr. and Mrs.