PHILADELPHIA, PA.- Freemans
announced the results of the newly reintroduced Pennsylvania Sale, which realized $1.314M total. With competitive bidding throughout the sale, the 20th Century Design section performed especially well, achieving a 90% sell-through rate.
Impressive results were achieved for the single-owner collection of works by George Nakashima from the Estate of Sarabelle Salsburg including a Conoid Bench (Lot 147) which realized $46,875, well above its pre-sale high estimate.
100% SELL THROUGH RATE FOR WHARTON ESHERICK SECTION
The sale included an exciting 100% sell-through rate for 12 lots by Wharton Esherick as part of the Hedgerow Theatre Collection.
Said Head of Sale, Tim Andreadis: We were thrilled to achieve the highest-ever sale total at auction for a collection of Wharton Esherick's work. We are pleased that today's results will help the Hedgerow Theatre to fulfill their mission for years to come and that several of the works will be returning to Rose Valley so that visitors can continue to explore the connections between Esherick and Rose Valley.
Leading this section was the highly anticipated Important Thunder Table by Wharton Esherick (Lot 139), which achieved $187,500, exceeding its pre-sale low estimate. Also from the Hedgerow Theatre Collection, the Staircase for Hedgerow Theatre sold for $81,250 more than double its pre-sale high estimate; and 8 Hammer Handle Chairs (lots 131-138) which all soared well above their pre-sale estimate of $5,000-7,000, achieving a collective $101,875.
Other notable highlights included the sale of a work attributed to Jacob Maentel, An Important Family Portrait: Mary Ann and John Michael Kitsmiller and Children (Lot 46), which realized $106,250 which surpassed its pre-sale low estimate; a painting by Joseph Wright, Portrait of a Family: Likely the Gribble Family (Lot 23), which sold for $27,500, also surpassing its pre-sale low estimate; and a Pair of Lanterns by Samuel Yellin (Lot 120) which achieved $7,500 more than six-times its pre-sale high estimate.