It was a full house for Freeman’s June 7 American Art & Pennsylvania Impressionists auction, and once again, this collecting category brought excellent results. The sale matched the December 2014 auction total of $3.4 million, which was the highest amount achieved at Freeman’s in recent years for a various owner fine art sale. In addition, it was a more closely curated auction offering 125 lots. “I was absolutely delighted with the results. Our department was keen to keep this auction tighter and raise the average lot value of the works in the sale. So yes, ultimately, there were fewer lots, but we had close to a 90% sell-through rate, our highest to date, and more works sold for six figures,” said Freeman’s vice chairman and head of fine art Alasdair Nichol. “There was also tremendous energy in a packed room, which is a rarity in an era where Internet and phone bidding predominate. It

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