Freeman’s Continues to Expand to D.C., The Midwest and California

Matt Wilcox has been hired by Freeman’s to develop new business in Washington, D.C., and the lower mid-Atlantic region. He is also a Worthologist for fine art.

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. – Freeman’s Auctioneers & Appraisers—America’s oldest auction house, founded in Philadelphia in 1805—is continuing to expand by successfully launching regional offices in Boston and Charlottesville, Va. and bringing in three new experts to focus attention on other regions.

Matthew S. Wilcox, the former vice president of Trusts & Estates at Freeman’s, has returned to the company to develop Freeman’s business in Washington, D.C. and the lower mid-Atlantic region. Wilcox, who is also a Worthologist for fine art, brings 16 years of auction experience with him. He originally came to Freeman’s in 2003 after six years with Butterfields (Bonham’s) in California and is an active estate appraiser and an accredited member of the Appraisers Association of America (AAA). He may be reached at

Also fresh from Bonham’s is Freeman’s is Michael Larsen, who will serve as the new head of Fine Jewelry and Watches. A 20-year veteran of the jewelry profession, Larsen is both a GIA Graduate Gemologist and a Graduate Jeweler, as well as a Certified Gemological Appraiser from the American Gemological Society. In addition to running Freeman’s Fine Jewelry and Watches Department, Larsen, based in Los Angeles, will also serve as Freeman’s West Coast representative. He may be reached at

Finally, insurance and auction world veteran William A. Rudd has joined Freeman’s to represent the Midwestern states. With more than 40 years of experience in fine art, Rudd is expected to open new business opportunities for Freeman’s from his home base in Cincinnati. He may be reached at

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