Keno Auctions debuts with record-smashing Chippendale chest

  • May 04, 2010 14:12

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The James Beekman Chippendale chest, New York, circa 1752, estimated at $200/600,000, sold for $1,428,000.
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A record price for New York furniture was set at Leigh Keno's inaugral auction last weekend.

The James Beekman Chippendale carved mahogany chest of drawers from the shop of Thomas Brookman, with carving attributed to Henry Hardcastle, circa 1752, estimated at $200/600,000, sold for $1,428,000.

The May 1 and 2 sale, held at the Marriott Stamford Hotel in Connecticut, took in almost $6 million (with 19% buyer's premium) for 741 lots of choice Americana.

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