Freeman’s to offer Pennsylvania Design Masterworks from local collections

On Monday, June 4, Freeman’s will host Design: Featuring the Collection of Perry & June Ottenberg. The 108 lot sale showcases a rich selection of American studio modern design, specifically, the large and rich selection of works by George and Mira Nakashima alongside Wharton Esherick, Phillip Lloyd Powell, and Paul Evans. Also of note are rare offerings of furniture and woodwork by the self-taught artisan James Camp and jewelry by one of the most celebrated modernist jewelers of the mid-20th century, Olaf Skoogfors. Freeman’s will present to auction for the first time one of the largest and best collections of porcelain vessels by Rudolf Staffel from the Collection of Perry & June Ottenberg. The Metropolitan Museum and Philadelphia Museum have Staffel pieces that were gifted from the Ottenbergs during their life. Over the course of their sixty-five year marriage, Dr. Bernard Perry Ottenberg and his wife June Fuller

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