Lecture: “Sold! The Most Valuable Furniture Ever Offered at Auction”
March 10, 1:00–2:00 pm
Professor Emeritus Brock Jobe will recount the promotion, intrigue, and competition that led to record prices for the greatest masterpieces of furniture making around the globe. From an Italian cabinet owned by an English Duke that sold for over $36 million to a French Art Deco armchair that brought more than $26 million, each piece has a fascinating story behind its price tag. Learn how these items found their way to market, why they fetched what they did, and where they are today. Along the way, discover the excitement that propelled these exceptional objects to new heights in the marketplace. $10 per Member. $15 per nonmember. Purchase tickets online or by calling 800.448.3883.