Freeman’s Realizes $1.5 Million on Americana & Pennsylvania Auctions


PHILADELPHIA, PA.- It was an exciting weekend for Freeman’s American Furniture, Folk & Decorative Arts auction and the 5th Anniversary Pennsylvania Sale. Freeman’s experienced a crowded room all weekend, with dramatic bidding for Sunday’s Philadelphia and Pennsylvania heritage items. The highest price achieved was from an Edward Duffield Tall Case clock, which after extensive in-room and phone bidding, realized $193,000 to an in-room buyer. Duffield’s clock was emblematic of the success of the sale: as both a significant historical item and a outstanding example of Philadelphian craftsmanship. Duffield was a friend of Benjamin Franklin, and created the first public clock in America. He also helped found the Philosophical Society. The clock shares the spotlight with a miniature portrait of Revolutionary General Daniel Morgan, purchased by an institution at $85,000 – more than tripling the low-estimate. Another highlight