Auction Reports Furniture Prices Increasing

California-based Witherell’s auction reports that furniture prices were up in its recent sale. One example is a monumental 1870’s 3-piece Renaissance Revival bedroom suite sold for more than double the estimate bringing $28,750. Had it sold at the height of the market, it probably would have brought in $60,000, but in the past few years prices were as low as $20,000. The auction reports two lots of Civil War furniture attributed to John Henry Belter also sold for more than they would have a year ago. A laminated rosewood recamier and a pair of armchairs in the pattern commonly referred to as “Rosalie with grapes” sold for $3,500 and $4,250 respectively.

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