Page 5

Letter from the Editors

A

fter more than 200 years of family control, Freeman’s will continue under the new ownership of our senior management team: Vice Chairman Alasdair Nichol, Chief Operating Officer Hanna Dougher, and President Paul Roberts. Samuel ‘Beau’ Freeman, II will continue as Chairman of the

Board of Directors. Beau Freeman says of the transition, “We have held the proud distinction of being a family-owned and operated business for six generations, which is unheard of in today’s age.” He continues, “This senior management team has been with Freeman’s since we formed our alliance with Lyon & Turnbull in 1999 and have been instrumental in shaping the company into the vibrant, world-class institution that it is today. With Hanna, Alasdair, and Paul at the helm it feels as though we are keeping the business in the family and I am confident they are the right team to continue to lead the company into the future and preserve the family’s legacy.” “We have ambitious plans to build the next chapter in Freeman’s storied history as we continue to elevate the brand both nationally and internationally,” said Alasdair Nichol. “We remain committed to the company’s core values and longstanding traditions. We are extremely grateful to the Freeman family for their confidence in us, and entrusting us with an invaluable family asset.” Alasdair Nichol, Hanna Dougher & Paul Roberts

The next chapter of both Freeman’s and Lyon & Turnbull begins with the inaugural auction of Chinese Works of Art in Hong Kong this May. Led by the Thornhill Stem Cup – a remarkable 600-year-old Ming blue and white porcelain cup, considered by leaders in the field the most important piece of porcelain to come out of the UK in the last decade – this auction will see both houses offer exceptional examples of Chinese art in the centre of the Asian art world (pages 44-48). Gavin Strang, Lyon & Turnbull’s Managing Director shared, “We wish to congratulate the new owners of Freeman’s on this historic development and look forward to working more closely with them over the coming years starting with our joint sale in Hong Kong.” This year will be a significant one in the history of both Lyon & Turnbull and Freeman’s, join us on this journey with this latest issue of International View or at one of our international events this season.

Alex Dove

Tara Theune Davis

Editors in Chief Alex Dove, Tara Theune Davis Managing Editor Thomas B. McCabe IV Assistant Editors Frances Nicosia, Lisa DiCarlo Contributors Grace Browne, Halina Cheng, Ulysses Dietz, Iain Gale, Giles Ingram, Susannah McGovern, Magda Salvesen, Carly Shearer, Matthew S. Wilcox Design Mary Anne Casey | olivetreedesign.com

PLEASE NOTE: The currency exchange rate at the time of going to press was US$1.45=GBP1. The ‘sold for’ prices shown for both Freeman’s and Lyon & Turnbull include the buyers’ premium.

03

Spring/Summer 2016 International View  

We at Freeman’s are excited to present an auction season of celebration and new beginnings. Highlights include treasures from passionate col...

Spring/Summer 2016 International View  

We at Freeman’s are excited to present an auction season of celebration and new beginnings. Highlights include treasures from passionate col...