5.11.09

GET REAL - PART TWO - INVESTMENT PIECES

Following our previous Get Cultured 'Get Real' post on Authentic Design, we thought we might support our claims. It seems that buying authentic classic furniture not only holds its value, but in some cases far surpasses anyone's wildest dreams - check out these pieces found on the auction section of architonic.com



Serge Mouille 3 Branch Floor Light - Current RRP $14,000AUD
Sotherby's Auctions Estimated value: $24.000-32.000USD

Arne Jacobsen Swan Chair - Current RRP $11,300AUD
Sotherby's Auctions Reached Price: $12,000USD



Poul Kjaerhom Pk71 Nest Tables - Current RRP $3204AUD
Wright Auctions Reached Price: $6500USD



PH Table Lamp - Current RRP $2599AUD
Sotherby's Auctions Estimated value: $3000-4000USD



Serge Mouille Table Lamp - Current RRP $4323AUD
Tajan Auctions Reached Price: 14.440EUR

Hans J Wegner CH445 - Current RRP $9091AUD
Sotherby's Auctions Reached Price: $20,400USD


And if those figures still haven't convinved you that furniture proves good return on investment, then perhaps this might help you change your mind...


From Yves Saint Laurent's private collection - therefore a real collectors item, the Dragon Chair by Eileen Gray sold for a record $28 million USD.










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