The Brewster Collection

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AUCTION Sale 1560 Wednesday, December 15, 2016 at 10am 1808 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia PA 19103 Cover Image: Lot 3 (detail), Inside Front Cover: Lot 4 (detail), Inside Back Cover: Lot 13 (detail)



reeman’s is pleased to offer an exceptional single owner auction of property from the Estate of Andre and Nancy Brewster of Maryland, both respected activists and philanthropists. Married in 1945 and described as an “inseparable couple” who shared many common interests, they passed away earlier this year—Andre at age ninety in February and Nancy a week later on her ninety-first birthday. Andre Brewster—whose family tree includes Benjamin Franklin and the late Maryland Senator Daniel B. Brewster—was a man of numerous accomplishments. He served in the Marine Corps in both World War II and the Korean War, leaving the armed forces as a first lieutenant. A graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law, Brewster was admitted to the Maryland Bar in 1949, becoming a highly successful attorney and trusted advisor. As a managing partner at Piper & Marbury, he represented some of Baltimore’s major corporations and businesses and was responsible for expanding the firm from fifty to three-hundred-and-fifty lawyers, before retiring at age seventy-one. In addition to his prominent law career, Brewster served as a trustee of Johns Hopkins University and was a board member of its hospital from 1981 to 1986. An avid sportsman, he was a well-known owner of winning steeplechase horses and a golfer, a hobby that he enjoyed together with his wife. Nancy Brewster was equally accomplished. Noted as a skilled and knowledgeable horticulturist, she maintained the artfully landscaped gardens at her own 165-acre country home, and was involved with a diverse range of projects at many arboretums and other gardens. She co-authored a book titled “Plants that Merit Attention: Volume 1, Trees” published in 1984, and was a director of the Friends of the National Arboretum and The Garden Club of America, the latter which awarded her their Medal of Achievement in 2004. Mr. and Mrs. Brewster worked together on many fronts, including sharing a goal to preserve natural wild lands. Andre was a founder and board member of Baltimore County’s Land Preservation Trust, and Nancy was an active volunteer and benefactor of the Ladew Topiary Gardens in Monkton, Maryland. Along with their shared passion for social service, land preservation, and golf, the couple also shared a keen interest in fine art. They created a superb collection of important works by respected European and American artists, a legacy which can now continue to enrich the lives of others and which we are proud to continue.




Furniture & Decorative Arts

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EUGÈNE BOUDIN (french 1824-1898)

lots 1 & 2


amed 19th century French landscapist Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot once called Eugène Boudin ‘the King of the Skies’ — an ode to the latter’s command of painting oft cumulus-filled views of his native France, as well as of other continental seaside towns, all executed en plein air.

Born in Honfleur on the estuary of the Seine, Eugène Boudin’s oils are inextricably linked to the water and sea, and in his depiction of Anvers as well as Trouville featured in this auction, the master’s signature manner of painting notable vistas with a fine, feathery touch is on full display. Trouville, along with Toques, Deauville, Dunkirk, and Caudebec-en-Caux were all locations that Boudin visited and painted throughout his long and successful tenure as one of France’s most important 19th century painters of sea and sky. Boudin started painting at the age of twenty-two, travelling first to Paris, then to Flanders, and making regular trips to Brittany, Normandy, Belgium, the Netherlands and Venice. A regular exhibitor at the Paris Salons, he was ultimately bestowed the honor of Knight of the Legion d’Honneur. Around 1857 or 1858, Boudin became acquainted with the then relatively obscure teenage artist, Claude Monet. Boudin and Monet would go on to become lifelong friends, with Boudin serving as a mentor and teacher to the younger French impressionist. Boudin in fact exhibited his work alongside the work of Monet and other French luminaries including Berthe Morisot, Camille Pissarro, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Alfred Sisley, Leopold Robert, Adolphe-Felix Cals, and Edgar Degas in the first exhibition of Impressionist Painting in 1874. While generally not labeled as being one of the Impressionist group of painters, Boudin had a profound influence on many of his fellow artists, including Monet, who expressed his indebtedness to Boudin by stating simply: “If I have become a painter it is entirely due to Eugène Boudin.” So revered was Boudin and his paintings that in his mid-career, the renowned Parisian art dealer Paul Durand-Ruel purchased every painting in the artist’s studio, ultimately going on to serve as Boudin’s lifetime dealer.




1 EUGÈNE BOUDIN (french 1824-1898) “VIEUX BASSIN À ANVERS” Signed, located and dated ‘E. Boudin/Anvers 71’ bottom left, oil on panel 12 1/4 x 12 3/4 in. (31 x 32.4cm) provenance: Hôtel Drouot, Paris, The Collection of Charles de Bériot, sale of March 11, 1901, no.7. The Collection of Boussod-Valadon, Paris. Christie’s, London, sale of His Royal Highness Prince Michael of Kent, November 29, 1982, no. 15. Christie’s, London, sale of June 24, 1997, lot 263. literature: Robert Schmit, Eugène Boudin: Catalogue Raisonné de l’oeuvre peint 1824-1898, Paris: 1984, premier supplément, p. 20, no. 3700, (illustrated).




2 160589/2 EUGÈNE BOUDIN (french 1824-1898) “ENVIRONS DE TROUVILLE” Signed ‘E. Boudin’ bottom left, oil on panel 9 7/8 x 13 in. (25.1 x 33cm) provenance: Frost and Reed, London. literature: Robert Schmit, Eugène Boudin: Catalogue Raisonné de l’oeuvre peint 1824-1898, Paris: 1972, vol. II, p. 182, no. 1763, (illustrated).



JULES ACHILLE NOËL (french 1815-1881)

lot 3


orn Louis Assez Noël, Jules Noël was a highly regarded French landscape and maritime painter who worked mostly in Normandy and Brittany. He exhibited at the Paris Salon from 1840 to 1879, and served as a Professor of Design at the prestigious Lycée Henri-IV. His numerous canvases of the beaches and beachgoers at Treport, as well as his views of a seaside-town’s boats, quays, ports and cliffs, are amongst the most beloved and successful efforts within his vast oeuvre. Noël’s oils, often thinned like watercolour, have been compared to the paintings of his fellow Frenchman Eugène Isabey — though the latter’s keen interest in shipwrecks was not a favored subject of Noël. The artist’s charming and joyous Normandy beach scenes, like the present featured pair of paintings, are rendered in bright hues with a slight Impressionist touch, the slightly overcast blue skies coupled with gentle breeze, as represented by the flags billowing at center right.






3 JULES ACHILLE NOËL (french 1815-1881) “PLAGE DU TREPORT” Signed, located and dated ‘Jules Noël/ Treport/ 1874’ bottom left, oil on canvas 7 3/4 x 5 3/4 in. (19.7 x 14.6cm) And a companion: “PLAGE DU TREPORT” Signed, located and dated ‘Jules Noël/ Treport/ 1874’ bottom right, oil on canvas 10 3/4 x 15 1/5 in. (27.3 x 36.8cm) A pair (2) provenance: Richard Green, London.



EDWARD SEAGO (british 1910-1974)

lots 4-7


ailing from the County of Norfolk in Norwich, Edward Seago was not only a hugely popular painter in both mediums of oils and watercolors, he was also an accomplished illustrator and writer. Largely self-taught, Seago’s colorful biography includes an early stint in Bevin’s Travelling Circus, resulting in the production of circus-themed artworks and two circus-themed books: Circus Company, written in 1933, and Sons of Sawdust, written one year later. Seago served as a camouflage officer during World War II, and was later a member of the Royal Engineers, during which time he painted scenes of the Italian campaign at the request of Field Marshal Alexander. It was with the Royal Engineers that he met a number of important people, including George VI, Churchill, and Macmillan. Seago in fact travelled in numerous prominent social circles, leading directly to his receiving patronage from such notable figures as Henry Mond, Second Lord Melchett. His extensive journeys outside his native Norwich permitted him to paint scenes of Paris, Venice, Morocco, Holland, Portugal and Hong Kong, as well as many other distant locales. Still, it is his British landscapes for which Seago is arguably best known and admired, and today he is seen as an important painter who helped to carry forth the tradition of Norwich School painting into the 20th century. Seago’s realistically rendered landscapes have generally been described as being atmospheric, spontaneous, and impressionist in execution. A testament to his popularity and skill include his appointment as an official Coronation artist, his always sold out multi-year annual exhibitions at the prestigious Colnaghi Gallery from the years of 1945 to 1967, as well as the continual sales and eventually gifts of his paintings to the late Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother.



4 160589/6 EDWARD SEAGO (british 1910-1974) “THE THAMES AT RICHMOND” Signed ‘Edward Seago’ bottom left; also inscribed with title verso, oil on board 27 1/2 x 37 3/8 in. (69.9 x 94.9 cm) provenance: Richard Green, London.



5 160589/5 EDWARD SEAGO (british 1910-1974) “HIGH MILL FARM, NORFOLK” Signed ‘Edward Seago’ bottom left; also inscribed with title verso, oil on board 22 x 36 in. (55.9 x 91.4cm) provenance: Richard Green, London.




6 160589/4 EDWARD SEAGO (british 1910-1974) “HONFLEUR” Signed ‘Edward Seago’ bottom left, oil on canvas 26 x 36 1/8 in. (66 x 91.8cm) note: The lower Normandy town of Honfleur was one of Seago’s favorite subjects. Beginning in 1951, he travelled there often and painted the local topography and environs — including its quay, harbor, harbor steps, fishing boats and fishermen — as executed in the morning, afternoon, and evening hours. His deft touch, warm palette and ability to effectively capture the effects of dappled sunlight glistening off the port waters are fully on display in the present painting.



7 160589/7 EDWARD SEAGO (british 1910-1974) “THE JOHN BISCOE IN PACK ICE” Signed ‘Edward Seago’ bottom left; also inscribed ‘Edward Seago/ The Dutch House/Ludham, Norfolk’ on partial label verso, oil on canvas 26 x 36 in. (66 x 91.4cm) provenance: Richard Green, London. note: The present painting depicts a view from aboard the Royal Research Ship John Biscoe, which was a supply and research vessel used by the British Antarctic Survey. Its namesake was the British explorer and mariner John Biscoe (1794-1843), who among his many explorations circumnavigated the Antarctic from 1830 to 1833. It is mentioned by His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh in the foreword for the book, Her Home The Antarctic: The Royal Research Ship John Biscoe, that Edward Seago was among the Duke’s guests aboard the ship in 1956. Seago was described as being a “compulsive painter,” having painted many scenes both inside and looking out from the ship, including one of the vessel in its icy surroundings which was given to hang in the wardroom upon his departure.




8 SIR ALFRED MUNNINGS (british 1878-1959) “YOUNG GIRL WITH A PONY” Signed and dated ‘A.J. Munnings/ 1906’ bottom right, watercolor over traces of pencil on paper laid to card 14 7/8 x 10 5/8 in. (37.8 x 27cm) provenance: Frost & Reed, London. Purnell Gallery, Baltimore, Maryland. $10,000-15,000


9 HENRY SCOTT (british 1911-2005) “THE CHINA CLIPPER ‘WILD DEER’” Signed ‘Henry Scott’ bottom right; also inscribed with title on stretcher verso, oil on canvas 14 x 20 in. (35.6 x 50.8cm) $2,500-4,000

10 HENRY SCOTT (british 1911-2005) “THE WOOL CLIPPER ‘ARGONAUT’ IN HEAVY SEAS” Signed ‘Henry Scott’ bottom right; also inscribed with title on stretcher verso, oil on canvas 14 x 20 in. (35.6 x 50.8cm) $2,500-4,000



11 160589/19 HENRY SCOTT (british 1911-2005) “‘FOOCHOW TO LONDON’, ‘ARIEL’ AND ‘TAEPING’ IN THE GREAT TEA RACE OF 1866” Signed ‘Henry Scott’ bottom right; also inscribed with title on stretcher verso, oil on canvas 14 x 20 in. (35.6 x 50.8cm) $3,000-5,000

12 160589/20 HENRY SCOTT (british 1911-2005) “‘DAWN MISTS-FOOCHOW’ ‘ARIEL’ AND ‘TAEPING’ WITH ‘THERMOPYLAE’” Signed ‘Henry Scott’ bottom right; also inscribed with title on stretcher verso, oil on canvas 14 x 20 in. (35.6 x 50.8cm) $3,000-5,000


13 160589/8 OGDEN MINTON PLEISSNER (american 1905-1983) HUNTING IN GEORGIA Signed ‘Pleissner’ bottom right; also inscribed in pencil with date ‘1906’ in the unpainted margin bottom right, watercolor over traces of pencil on paper Image size: 17 1/4 x 28 1/8 in. (18.4 x 71.4cm) Sheet size: 18 1/4 x 29 3/8 in. (46.4 x 74.5cm) note: Though raised in Brooklyn, summers spent at a Wyoming boy’s camp had a profound effect on the young Ogden Pleissner, instilling in him a life-long love of nature. As an avid sportsman, Pleissner was keenly aware of the technical aspects involved with the pursuits of fly-fishing and salmon fishing, as well as grouse and woodcock hunting – knowledge of which he successfully applied as a draftsman and watercolorist to his very popular scenes depicting man at leisure in the great outdoors. The present painting will be accompanied by a copy of a handwritten letter from the artist addressed to Mr. Andre W. Brewster, dated June 11, 1982, and locates the painting’s execution to “quail country” in Albany, Georgia, and references the artist’s plans to go salmon fishing the following week.




14 160589/26 ALDRO THOMPSON HIBBARD (american 1886-1972) “MOUNT MANSFIELD, VERMONT” Signed ‘A.T. Hibbard’ bottom right; also with title and the artist’s estate stamps on stretcher verso, oil on canvas 22 x 30 in. (55.9 x 76.2cm) provenance: Purnell Gallery, Baltimore, Maryland.



DONALD TEAGUE (american 1897-1991)

lots 15-20


pupil of both noted British landscapist Norman Wilkinson and famed American illustrator Dean Cornwell, Donald Teague was one of the premier illustrators of the first half of the 20th century, working for both Collier’s and The Saturday Evening Post. Born in Brooklyn and a student at New York’s Art Students League, Teague moved to California in 1938. In the 1950s, he ended a more than 35-year career as a top Western illustrator, coinciding with Collier’s ceasing of publication. Beginning in 1958, Teague began to focus his energies almost exclusively on painting, and soon became one of America’s most recognized and heralded watercolorists. In addition to his realistic depictions of scenes from the historic American west, he also painted in various locations throughout the world, including Portugal, Italy, France and the UK, examples of which are featured in the present collection. Among Teague’s accolades include his memberships in the National Watercolor Society, the National Academy of Design, and the National Academy of Western Art; he also won five first prizes from the National Academy of Western Art, and two gold medals from the Cowboy Artists of America. Teague’s works can be found in the permanent collections of many major western museums, including the Gilcrease Museum and the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum, both located in Oklahoma.



15 DONALD TEAGUE (american 1897-1991) CANAL SCENE Inscribed ‘To/ Pamela with love/ from Linda, Hilary/ Verne and Donald/ Teague’ bottom left, watercolor on card 9 1/8 x 12 1/16 in. (23.2 x 30.6cm) provenance: Purnell Gallery, Baltimore, Maryland.



16 160589/16 DONALD TEAGUE (american 1897-1991) “LOW TIDE, CORNWALL” Signed ‘Donald Teague N.A.’ bottom right, oil on board20 x 29 3/4 in. (50.8 x 75.6cm) provenance: Westbrook Galleries, Carmel, California.


17 160589/14 DONALD TEAGUE (american 1897-1991) “THE BRIDGE AT AZAY” Signed ‘Donald Teague N.A.’ bottom left; also inscribed with title on frame verso, watercolor over traces of pencil on paper Image size (and sheet): 20 x 29 7/8 in. (50.8 x 75.9cm) $4,000-6,000

18 160589/17 DONALD TEAGUE (american 1897-1991) MEDITERRANEAN VILLAGE, SAID TO BE RONDA, SPAIN Signed ‘Donald Teague N.A.’ bottom right, watercolor on paper Also with: FIGURES BEFORE A HOUSE Verso, pencil sketch on paper Image size (and sheet): 20 1/8 x 29 3/4 in. (51.1 x 75.6cm). $3,000-5,000



19 160589/12 DONALD TEAGUE (american 1897-1991) “OLD CITY GATE, LOCHES, PORTUGAL” Signed ‘Donald Teague N.A.’ bottom right, watercolor on paper 9 1/4 x 6 3/8 in. (23.5 x 16.2cm) provenance: Altermann Art Gallery, Dallas, Texas. Webb Gallery, Amarillo, Texas. Purnell Gallery, Baltimore, Maryland.


20 160589/15 DONALD TEAGUE (american 1897-1991) “A BOATYARD IN VENICE” (SQUERO SAN TROVASO) Signed ‘Donald Teague N.A.’ bottom right, watercolor on paper Sight size: 6 1/8 x 9 in. (15.6 x 22.9cm) $800-1,200


21 160589/29 FRANK WESTON BENSON (american 1862-1951) “THE WILD FOWLER” 1923. Edition of 150. Pencil signed in the margin, etching Image size: 7 7/8 x 11 3/4 in. (19.4 x 29.8cm) Sheet size: 11 1/2 x 15 3/4 in. (29.2 x 40cm) [Paff 220] Together with two companion etchings. (3) $2,000-3,000



22 160589/28 C.D. CLARKE (american b. 1959) “ANDRE’S DAY AT THE ROBERTO’S” Signed ‘C.D. Clarke’ bottom left; also signed and inscribed with title and ‘© copyright 2000’ verso, watercolor on paper Image size: 14 1/4 x 21 7/8 in. (36.2 x 55.6cm) Sheet size: 15 1/8 x 22 3/4 in. (38.4 x 57.8cm). $400-600

23 160589/27 IAN HOUSTON (british b. 1934) “BRIGHT WEATHER AFTER SNOW” Signed ‘Ian Houston’ bottom left; also with artist’s label verso, oil on board 15 3/4 x 23 3/4 in. (40 x 60.3cm) $500-800



24 160589/10 William and Mary walnut spice chest 18th century Molded top above arrangement of eight drawers on molded base and ball feet. H: 20 1/2, W: 17, D: 9 in. $4,000-6,000



25 160589/31 Queen Anne walnut tea table 18th century The circular top with molded edge tilts on birdcage and belted ball support, arched legs ending in slipper feet. H: 28 1/4, Dia: 32 7/8 in. $1,000-1,500

26 160589/11 George II style carved mahogany piano bench mid 20th century The needlepoint upholstered seat depicting a pair of lovebirds in a fruiting tree, raised on four cabriole legs with carved knees terminating in ball-and-claw feet; the underside with canvas Dennison Mfg. Co. label affixed with Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry Registry stamp, inventory number 5755, and handwritten note, “Solid Mahogany Hand Carved/New Hair & [indistinct].” H: 16 1/2, W: 34 1/2, D: 15 1/2 in. $50-75

27 160589/30 English George II crossbanded mahogany chest of drawers second half 18th century The crossbanded and molded rectangular top above three short drawers over three long drawers, each mounted with brass pulls and escutcheons; the case with chamfered fluted edges; raised on molded base with four bracket feet. H: 30 1/2, W: 32, D: 19 in. $300-500


28 160589/22 Chippendale walnut desk-and-bookcase The upper case with swan’s neck pediment above arched paneled doors opening to shelves and two candle slides; the lower case with slant-front opening to an elaborate fitted interior with carved prospect door above four drawers, on ogival bracket feet. H: 95, W: 38, D: 22 in. $3,000-5,000



29160589/23 Federal inlaid mahogany tall case clock early 19th century Fretted, arched hood above conforming door opening to a painted metal face with moon phase enclosed by columnettes with brass stop fluting, the case with inlaid door, flanked by fluted corner columns with brass stops, inlaid plinth, bracket feet. H: 108 in. $1,500-2,500


30 160589/33 George III style mahogany and giltwood looking glass The scrolled and pierced pediment centering a carved and gilt spread wing bird above molded and gilt liner enclosing mirror plate, scrolled pediment below. H: 32 in. $400-800

31 160589/34 English Regency string inlaid mahogany sofa table circa 1820 The molded rectangular drop-leaf top over two string inlaid frieze drawers with brass pulls, above a turned pedestal raised on four string-inlaid outswept legs on brass casters. H: 29 1/2, W: 32 1/2 (closed), W: 56 1/2 (open), D: 33 in. $200-400



32 160589/24 Oak cased liquor set bears printed label, “j. russell spalding, boston, mass.” The rectangular case with iron bail handles opens to fitted interior with nine gilt-decorated bottles, four glasses and a funnel. H: 10 5/8, W: 16 1/2, D: 10 1/2 in. $800-1,200

33 160589/25 Federal tiger maple server circa 1815 Rectangular top with band inlay above two long drawers on turned legs ending in peg feet. H: 35 1/2, W: 40 1/4, D: 18 1/4 in. $1,200-1,800


TERMS & CONDITIONS All property offered and sold (“property”) through Samuel T. Freeman & Co, (“Freeman’s”) shall be offered and sold on the terms and conditions set forth below which constitutes the complete statement of the terms and conditions on which all property is offered for sale. By bidding at the auction, whether present in person or by agent, by written bid, telephone, internet or other means, the buyer agrees to be bound by these terms and conditions. 1 Unless otherwise indicated, all Property will be offered by Freeman’s as agent for the Consignor. 2 Freeman’s reserves the right to vary the terms of sale and any such variance shall become part of these Conditions of Sale. 3 Buyer acknowledges that it had the right to make a full inspection of all Property prior to sale to determine the condition, size, repair or restoration of any Property. Therefore, all property is sold “AS-IS”. Freeman’s is acting solely as an auction broker, and unless otherwise stated, does not own the Property offered for sale and has made no independent investigation of the Property. Freeman’s makes no warranty of title, merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose, or any other warranty or representation regarding the description, genuineness, attribution, provenance or condition to the Property of any kind or nature with respect to the Property. 4 Freeman’s in its sole and exclusive discretion, reserves the right to withdraw any property, at any time, before the fall of the hammer. 5 Unless otherwise announced by the auctioneer at the time of sale, all bids are per lot as numbered in the printed catalogue. Freeman’s reserves the right to determine any and all matters regarding the order, precedence or appropriate increment of bids or the constitution of lots. 6 The highest bidder acknowledged by the auctioneer shall be the buyer. The auctioneer has the right to reject any bid, to advance the bidding at his absolute discretion and in the event of any dispute between bidders, the auctioneer shall have the sole and final discretion either to determine the successful bidder or to re- offer and resell the article in dispute. If any dispute arises after sale, the Freeman’s sale record shall be conclusive in all respects. 7 If the auctioneer determines that any opening or later bid or any advance bid is not commensurate with the value of the Property offered, he may reject the same and withdraw the Property from sale. 8 Upon the fall of the hammer, title to any offered lot or article will immediately pass to the highest bidder as determined in the exclusive discretion of the auctioneer, subject to compliance by the buyer with these Conditions of Sale. Buyer thereupon assumes full risk and responsibility of the property sold, agrees to sign any requested confirmation of purchase, and agrees to pay the full price, plus Buyer’s Premium, therefore or such part, upon such terms as Freeman’s may require. 9 No lot may be removed from Freeman’s premises until the buyer has paid in full the purchase price therefor including Buyer’s Premium or has satisfied such terms that Freeman’s, in its sole discretion, shall require. Subject to the foregoing, all Property shall be paid for and removed by the buyer at his/her expense within ten (10) days of sale and, if not so removed, may be sold by Freeman’s, or sent by Freeman’s to a public warehouse, at the sole risk and charge of the buyer(s), and Freeman’s may prohibit the buyer from participating, directly or indirectly, as a bidder or buyer in any future sale or sales. In addition to other remedies available to Freeman’s by law, Freeman’s reserves the right to impose a late charge of 1.5% per month of the total purchase price on any balance remaining ten (10) days after the day of sale. If Property is not removed by the buyer within ten (10) days, a handling charge of 1% of the total purchase price per month from the tenth day after the sale until removal by the buyer shall be payable to Freeman’s by the buyer; Freeman’s shall charge 1.5% of the total purchase price per month for any property not so removed within 60 days after the sale. Freeman’s will not be responsible for any loss, damage, theft, or otherwise responsible for any goods left in Freeman’s possession after ten (10) days. If the foregoing conditions or any applicable provisions of law are not complied with, in addition to other remedies available to Freeman’s and the Consignor (including without limitation the right to hold the buyer(s) liable for the bid price) Freeman’s, at its option, may either cancel the sale, retaining as liquidated damages all payments made by the buyer(s), or resell the property. In such event, the buyer(s) shall remain liable for any deficiency in the original purchase price and will also be responsible for all costs, including warehousing,

the expense of the ultimate sale, and Freeman’s commission at its regular rates together with all related and incidental charges, including legal fees. Payment is a precondition to removal. Payment shall be by cash, certified check or similar bank draft, or any other method approved by Freeman’s. Checks will not be deemed to constitute payment until cleared. Any exceptions must be made upon Freeman’s written approval of credit prior to sale. In addition, a defaulting buyer will be deemed to have granted and assigned to Freeman’s, a continuing security interest of first priority in any property or money of, or owing to such buyer in Freeman’s possession, and Freeman’s may retain and apply such property or money as collateral security for the obligations due to Freeman’s. Freeman’s shall have all of the rights accorded a secured party under the Pennsylvania Uniform Commercial Code. 10 Unless the sale is advertised and announced as “without reserve”, each lot is offered subject to a reserve and Freeman’s may implement such reserves by bidding through its representatives on behalf of the Consignors. In certain instances, the Consignor may pay less than the standard commission rate where Freeman’s or its representative is a successful bidder on behalf of the Consignor. Where the Consignor is indebted to Freeman’s, Freeman’s may have an interest in the offered lots and the proceeds therefrom, other than the broker’s Commissions, and all sales are subject to any such interest. 11 No “buy” bids shall be accepted at any time for any purpose. 12 Any pre-sale bids must be submitted in writing to Freeman’s prior to commencement of the offer of the first lot of any sale. Freeman’s copy of any such bid shall conclusively be deemed to be the sole evidence of same, and while Freeman’s accepts these bids for the convenience of bidders not present at the auction, Freeman’s shall not be responsible for the failure to execute, or, to execute properly, any pre-sale bid. 13 A Buyer’s Premium will be added to the successful bid price and is payable by the buyer as part of the total purchase price. The Buyer’s Premium shall be: 25% on the first $200,000 of the hammer price of each lot, 20% on the portion from $200,001 through $3,000,000, and 12% thereafter. 14 Unless exempted by law from the payment thereof, the buyer will be required to pay any and all federal excise tax and any state and/or local sales taxes, including where deliveries are to be made outside the state where a sale is conducted, which may be subject to a corresponding or compensating tax in another state. 15 Freeman’s may, as a service to buyer, arrange to have purchased property posted and shipped at the buyer’s expense. Freeman’s is not responsible for any acts or omissions in packing or shipping of purchased lots whether or not such carrier is recommended by Freeman’s. Packing and handling of purchased lots is at the responsibility of the buyer and is at the entire risk of the buyer. 16 In no event shall any liability of Freeman’s to the buyer exceed the purchase price actually paid. 17 No claimed modification or amendment of this Agreement on the part of any party shall be deemed extant, enforceable or provable unless it is in writing that has been signed by the parties to this Agreement. No course of dealing and no delay or omission on the part of Freeman’s in exercising any right under this Agreement shall operate as a waiver of such right or any other right and waiver on any one or more occasions shall not be construed as a bar to or waiver of any right or remedy of Freeman’s on any future occasion. 18 These Conditions of Sale and the buyer’s, the Consignor’s and Freeman’s rights under these Conditions of Sale shall be governed by, construed and enforced in accordance with the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and Consignor and Buyer agree to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Court of Common Pleas and the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.



IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR BUYERS Registration All potential buyers must register for the sale prior to placing a bid. Registration information may be submitted in person at our reception desk, by fax or through our website at We will require proof of identification and residence and may require a credit card and/or a bank reference. By registering for the sale, the buyer acknowledges that he or she has read, understood and accepted Freeman’s Terms and Conditions of Sale. Buyer’s Premium A Buyer’s Premium will be added to the successful bid price and is payable by the buyer as part of the total purchase price. The Buyer’s Premium shall be: 25% on the first $200,000 of the hammer price of each lot, 20% on the portion from $200,001 through $3,000,000, and 12% thereafter. Sales Tax All items in the catalogue are subject to the 8% Pennsylvania and Philadelphia sales tax. Dealers purchasing for resale must register their tax numbers on current PA forms. Forms should be submitted to our Client Services office on the second floor. Catalogue Descriptions All item descriptions, dimensions and estimates are provided for guidance only. It is the buyer’s responsibility to inspect all lots prior to bidding to ensure that the condition is to their satisfaction. If potential buyers are unable to inspect lots in person, our specialists will be happy to prepare detailed Condition Reports on individual lots as quickly as possible. These are for guidance only, and all lots will be sold “as is” as per our Terms and Conditions of Sale. Bidding At the sale Registered bidders will be assigned a bidder number and given a paddle for use at the sale. Once the first bid has been placed, the auctioneer asks for higher bids in increments determined by the auctioneer. To place your bid, simply raise your paddle until the auctioneer acknowledges you. The auctioneer will not mistake a random gesture for a bid. By phone A limited number of telephone lines are available for bidding by phone through a Freeman’s representative. Phone lines must be reserved in advance. Requests must be submitted no later than 24 hours prior to the scheduled start of the sale.

On the internet A fully-illustrated catalogue is available on-line at Registered bidders may leave absentee bids through the website and will receive email confirmation of their bid. Freeman’s is not responsible for errors or failure to execute bids. Payment Payment is due within ten (10) working days of the sale. Lots purchased will not be released until we have received full payment. Payment may be made in cash, by check, money order, or debit card. Payments by check must clear the bank before goods will be released. Removal of Purchases Deliveries will not be made during the time of the sale unless otherwise indicated by the auctioneer. All items must be paid for and removed within ten (10) working days of the sale. Purchases not so removed may be turned over to a licensed warehouse at the expense and risk of the purchaser. Shipping and Packing Responsibility for packing, shipping and insurance shall be exclusively that of the purchaser. Upon request, Freeman’s will provide the purchaser with names of professional packers and shippers known to us. Endangered Species Lots marked * are manufactured in whole or in part of restricted materials that may include tortoiseshell, ivory, mother-of-pearl, coral, rhinoceros horn, whalebone or marine ivory. Such materials may require specific licenses, certificates, or CITES documentation for import, export, moving between states in the U.S., or resale. Obtaining these documents may require scientific, laboratory or other expert analysis, in order to establish which species or genus the material came from. Freeman’s is unable to provide this information, and the obligation is on the purchaser of a lot containing any of these materials to ensure that they are able to obtain all the necessary or required documents should they need to, prior to bidding on the lot. If proper documentation or licenses etc. cannot be obtained for a purchased lot, the purchaser will still be required to make an on time payment for the lot as per our standard terms and conditions. Freeman’s cataloguing of the lots marked with this symbol * represents the best of our opinion, and the absence of this symbol from any lot description does not form a warranty that the lot will be free from any licensing or certification restrictions.

In writing Bid forms are available in the sale room and at the back of the catalogue. These should be submitted in person, by mail or by fax no later than one hour prior to the scheduled start of the sale. The auctioneer will bid on your behalf up to the limit.



Specialist Departments


Samuel M. Freeman II Chairman

20th Century Design Tim Andreadis

New England Kelly Wright

Alasdair Nichol Vice Chairman Margaret D. Freeman Director Emeritus Paul S. Roberts President

American Art & Pennsylvania Impressionists Alasdair Nichol

Hanna Dougher Chief Operating Officer

American Furniture, Folk & Decorative Arts Lynda Cain


Asian Arts Lee Young, International Director

Appraisals Amy Parenti

Books, Maps & Manuscripts Benjamin Truesdale

Business Development Thomas B. McCabe IV

British & European Furniture & Decorative Arts Nicholas B. A. Nicholson

Client Services Mary Maguire Carroll Finance Whitney Long Marketing & Communications Susannah McGovern Museum Services Thomas B. McCabe IV Photography Thomas Clark Shipping & Receiving Stephanie Parker Trust & Estates Amy Parenti

European Art & Old Masters David M. Weiss Jewelry & Watches Virginia Salem, GIA GG Modern & Contemporary Art Dunham Townend Musical Instruments Frederick Oster Oriental Rugs & Carpets Michael Farmer Prints Anne Henry Silver & Objets de Vertu Nicholas B. A. Nicholson


Mid-Atlantic Matthew Wilcox Southeast  Colin Clarke West Coast Michael Larsen Main Line Thomas McCabe 1808 Chestnut Street Philadelphia Pennsylvania 19103

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