Harrington Commode becomes the most expensive piece of English furniture to be auctioned


Furniture never comes cheap, when they are attached to the goodwill of a celebrity or they are really dated antiques. Going by logic number two, the fact that the Harrington Commode, a chest of drawers designed in 1770s should earn a lot of dough. But nobody thought the master pieced touted to be crafted by Thomas Chippendale, would earn the reputation of being the most expensive English furniture to be auctioned ever. Sold under the Sotheby’s hammer for over three times its estimated value, the drawer chest sold at a staggering £3,793,250($5.9 million). A couple of years ago Christie’s managed to earn £2,729,250 on Chippendale’s George II Parcel-Gilt Padouk Cabinet-on-Stand.
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