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Another Resounding Success for Freeman’s Fine American & European Paintings & Sculpture Sale

PHILADELPHIA, PA.- Led by the sale of New Hope impressionist Daniel Garber’s “Quarries at Byram,” which realized $229,000 (estimate $200,000-300,000), Freeman’s December 6th ‘Fine American & European Painting and Sculpture” sale was a great success, with 91 percent of the lots finding buyers (95 percent by value) and realized a sale total of $2,230,000. A traditional highlight of the auction season at Freeman’s and in Philadelphia, the annual December ‘Fine’ sale, as commonly referred to, is not only one of the best and most eagerly anticipate auctions Freeman’s conducts year after year, but has become a barometer of the health of the American and European picture markets. Fresh off the highly successful November 1st ‘Modern & Contemporary Works of Art’ sale featuring works from the Lehman Brothers Collection, this sale was characterized by a nearly fully occupied sales room and hundreds of telephone bids secured from