Freeman Store and Museum Appraisal Event
June 24, 2019
On Saturday, the Freeman Store and Museum in Vienna, VA welcomed four of our team members to help host an appraisal event with all benefits going directly back to the maintenance and running of this historical building and its exhibitions on local history.
A few dozen residents of the wider community turned up with a dazzling array of items, from fine jewelry and watches, to large needlepoint canvases in the style of the 17th-18th century, and even a few remarkable treasures like a 19th century French, enameled carriage clock.
Our colleagues were kept busy throughout the day providing insight into the treasures brought before them and estimating their likely value at auction or in direct sales in today's market.
A few of these items even stumped our trained experts - like the Filipino textile brought in by the event director, Nancy Moats, of the Freeman Store and Museum. A beautiful, supplemental weave headcloth woven in bright pinks and purples against a neutral backing, this example of the saputangan tapestry weave of the Yakan community in the Basilan province reminded our experts that there is always room for further learning and appreciation of the diverse arts created by human hands.
Oakridge Auction Gallery would like to thank the Freeman Store and Museum for letting us be a part of this event - we hope to do it again soon!