Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Take care of your antiques and they'll take care of you.

SOLD ~ $5,234,500 to Albert Sack

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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teaorwine said...

Amazing! I wonder who the buyer was at that price??

Bettsi said...

With my luck, I have probably painted and trimmed anything that could potentially have value some day!

Content in a Cottage said...

tea or wine...the buyer was Albert Sack.

Bettsi...I think you will know when you find something this good!

Thanks for stopping by, Rosemary

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