New York City, September 26, 2008, Sotheby's Americana Sale. This carved walnut compass-seat Philadelphia stool circa 1750 brought a whopping $5.2 million. The figure above includes the buyer's premium.
The pre-auction estimate for this rare object was $200,000/500,000.
Ex-collection Rear Admiral Edward P. Moore and Barbara Bingham Moore.
Antiques really are a good investment. Buy the best you can afford, use them, admire them, care for them, and at the appropriate time in your life pass them on to the next steward.
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