Alderfer Auction Comes To Bucks County

Doylestown Is Second Location For Company

January 20, 2023

Alderfer Auction is looking forward to an exciting 2023. They have opened a second 14,000-square-feet location at 584 W. Swamp Road in Doylestown, Bucks County, Pa. The new building is approximately 14 miles from the company’s corporate Hatfield location. Doylestown is a town rich in art, history, and modernism.
The decision to expand to a second location developed from a desire and need to increase the company’s product footprint, processing, offices and showroom, in addition to providing space for its newest specialty, Mid-Century Modern and Design. The showroom will allow for in-person previews, open valuation days and other events. From the Doylestown location, they will also further establish the regional real estate division. With over 60 years of experience, expertise and relationships with many local artists and collectors in the region, they hope to expand services, while continuing to assist individuals, families, financial institutions, and estate professionals in developing plans for both personal and real estate properties.
Alderfer Auction is known for selling Bucks County Impressionists, a group that came to prominence after 1915. The movement continued into the 1940s and ’50s. The Pennsylvania Impressionists did not have a primary style; it was a collaborative of many artist voices and views of the Bucks County landscape. These curated artists featured in quarterly fine art auctions include Daniel Garber, Fern Coppedge, George Sotter, William Lathrop, and Walter Emerson Baum, among others
Alderfer’s soft opening in Doylestown occurred with its inaugural sale on Dec. 15. The Mid-Century Modern and Design Auction focused on product from this period's furniture, lighting, art, and home decoratives. Alderfer will be moving forward with future auctions, including previews and product pick-ups. The Doylestown location's auction previews and pick-ups will operate similar to the Hatfield location but will be by appointment only.
Alderfer Auction looks forward to becoming further involved in the Bucks County community. They will continue to be involved with the Central Bucks Chamber of Commerce as well as the Art and Sculpture Exhibition, Artists Studio Tour and Brown Bag-It with the Arts. They will also continue to sponsor the Michener Art Museum and the Mercer Museum and Fonthill Castle, operated alongside the Bucks County Historical Society. It is a mission to be a part of a region with such dedication to its history, art, material culture and community awareness.
The next Mid-Century Modern and Design auction will take place online Thursday, Feb. 9, at 10 a.m. Stay tuned for preview times and an opportunity to tour the new location. The Hatfield location (501 Fairgrounds Road, Hatfield, Pa.) remains the corporate office and is available for walk-ins during business hours (Monday to Thursday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m). For further information, call 215-393-3000.


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