Published: November 24, 2020
PHILADELPHIA – Freeman’s announced the results of the single-owner sale of “Angels Representing Seven Churches,” a rediscovered set of stained windows by Tiffany Studios. The single-lot sale achieved an impressive $705,000, effortlessly doubling its high estimate. After competitive online and phone bidding the windows were sold to a philanthropic Philadelphian who plans to place them with a museum.
Said head of sale Tim Andreadis, “We were elated to see this rare surviving set of windows achieve a world-class price, befitting both their artistic splendor and religious significance. The success of this niche sale is testament to Freeman’s ability to market one-off, unusual and high-quality objects and collections.”
The windows were originally commissioned in 1902 from Tiffany Studios by the New Church Society in Glendale, Ohio, who gifted them to the Church of the New Jerusalem, Cincinnati, Ohio, a year later. Circa 1964, they were purchased through the sale of the Church by the city of Cincinnati, but were then purchased again by the Church of the New Jerusalem in the same year. In the 1980s, they were acquired by the Swedenborgian Church at Temenos, West Chester, Penn.
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