$847,004.00 for a Victorian Desk and Chair
Too bad it wasn’t on the merit of the furniture itself (and who made it) and instead had everything to do with who had previously owned it – Charles Dickens. It had descended through the Dickens family until the sale. This was the desk that he used at Gad’s Hill Place to write many of his works, including A Tale of Two Cities, Great Expectations, Our Mutual Friend, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, numerous Christmas stories, minor works and various correspondence, including the last words he wrote on the eve of his death. You can see images of the items and read more about their history and the sale here.