Freeman’s Americana Auction Confirms Market Strength for American-Made Objects

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Freeman’s Americana Auction Confirms Market Strength for American-Made Objects

Freeman’s announced the results of its April 28 & April 29 online auctions of American Furniture, Folk & Decorative Arts. Together, the back-to-back sales totaled just shy of $975,000. Both sales elicited the participation of a sizable number of new bidders and ultimately exceeded expectations, nearly reaching their pre-sale high estimates. On April 28, 75 phone bidders competed against nearly 5,000 registered internet bidders resulting in lengthy bidding wars and an 87% sell-through rate. The 160 lot auction realized $886,645, with strong prices achieved for furniture, art, textiles and decorative objects alike. An 18th century Boston canvas work picture (Lot 5, $35,000)Freeman's A Chippendale figured