Besarel Mirror Brings $156,000

by John Werry on October 14, 2007

Valentino Besarel MirrorIncluding buyers premium, the aforementioned Besarel mirror fetched $156,000 ($130k hammer price) when it closed yesterday. During the same auction, the Allen and Brother pieces I have posted about brought mixed results. The sofa brought a disappointing $17,500 hammer price (expected $20k plus) and the credenza brought a healthy $48,000 hammer price. Even though that is below the $50-$75,000 expected range, I think $48,000 is a handsome result. I think the sofa would have done much better with an elegantly executed reupholstering job as the existing upholstery looked old and cheaply done.

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