American Furniture, Silver, Decorative & Folk Arts
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1808 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
United States

Tel: +1 215 563 9275:primary; +1 215 563 8236:fax

1808 Chestnut Street Philadelphia United States 19103


April 30, 2012

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Freeman's is pleased to offer the Collection of Virginia Knauer, a Philadelphia native known for the distinguished career as a consumer advocate, first in Pennsylvania and then in Washington, D.C. The collection of Mrs. Knauer features fine examples of 18th century Philadelphia antiques, many of which were purchased at Freeman's in the 1940s and 1950s. Mrs. Knauer and her husband began collecting the early years of their marriage, this auction is an occassion for the public to understand a segment of her personal life as a passionate, informed collector with a sharp, discerning eye for beauty and detail, along with a superb understanding historical time and place. The collection includes English furniture and Chinese export porcelain.