An armchair belonging to the last queen of France— Marie-Antoinette — was sold at Christie’s. Guess how much it fetched.
Updated July 9, 2015: As Lot 18, the gilded Marie Antoinette armchair sold within the first 30 to 45 minutes of Christie’s sale. It was estimated to fetch between half and three-quarters of a million dollars. Auction sales prices are always unpredictable and this last highly documented armchair is a chair fit for a queen — literally. The hammer price for the chair greatly exceeded the estimate . It sold for for $2,721,300 (1,762,500 £)!
Marie Antoinette’s exquisite armchair, a bergère, features an arched back and padded scrolling arms.… Continue Reading