America’s oldest antiques auction house opening new Boston office

PHILADELPHIA – On the heels of a year marked by several big wins, Freeman’s announces another benchmark: a new office in the heart of Boston in the historic Old City Hall managed by Kelly Wright, a Connecticut native, a Vassar Graduate and USPAP certified appraiser.

Wright brings 20 years of experience as an appraiser, art advisor, dealer and private broker, with estate specialization. While plying his trade in New York, he had the opportunity to work with a variety of private and corporate clients, including The Warnaco Group. Most recently he served as the advisor to Lehman Brothers in the sale of their global corporate art collection.

“We are happy to have someone as qualified and professional as Kelly Wright leading the way in Boston and re-establishing roots that my uncle Addison B. Freeman set in the 1920s” Chairman Samuel “Beau” Freeman said.

As Freeman stated, this is not the firm’s first time in Boston. America’s oldest auction house was one of the first tenants of the new Boston Chamber of Commerce building back in the 1920s.

Freeman’s new residence at the Old City Hall, neighbors the National Trust for Scotland. This seems appropriate as the alliance with the equally established Lyon & Turnbull auction house in the United Kingdom enables Freeman’s to offer Boston residents service with an international reach. It’s a reunion and a benchmark, a growth and a return to roots, as Freeman’s takes a new office in the historic city of Boston.

America’s oldest auction house, Samuel T. Freeman & Co., has been a
fixture in Philadelphia since Tristram B. Freeman was named the city’s
official auctioneer in 1805. Learn more with this retrospective of Pennsylvania’s antiques trade.


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