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$2-Million Desk Sets Record Furniture Price

November 01, 1986|United Press International

NEW YORK — An 18th-Century writing desk was sold Friday for more than $2 million, the highest amount ever paid for a piece of furniture, a spokesman for Sotheby's auction house said.

The desk, a porcelain mounted tulipwood secretary made in 1780, was one of 120 items auctioned during a sale of French furniture. It was sold to an anonymous bidder for $2,090,000.

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