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3-2-1 Action! Bidsquares Top 5 at Skinner

By Jessica Helen Weinberg

Dec 19,2017 | 11:00 EST

If an auction and its cast of items were likened to a cinematic production, nobody would be able to predict its ending. You might have your favorite movie characters picked out, but who jumps into the spotlight to carry the plot is anyone’s guess.

We are always on the look out for moments that elevate unsuspecting items and Bidsquare bidders created quite a few zingers during Skinner’s 20th Century Design sale on December 14th. 

Here are the Top 5 items that stole the show on Bidsquare!

Lot 328, Two Multicolored Storage Units, Wood and paint; Sold for $17,200.00

What could have been an extra drinking coffee in the background of our auction movie turned into an oscar winning performer. These playful storage units rushed into focus as the highest selling lot in the sale and sold for nearly 57x their $300.00 high estimate for a whooping $17,200.00!

Lot 277, Eight Hans Wegner Dining Chairs, Carl Hansen & Son, Denmark, c. 1960; Sold for $4,305.00

This classic group of dining chairs spun around and double stepped well above their high estimate. Hans Wegner always proves popular on the modern design scene and these teak and upholstered stars didn’t disappoint.

Lot 61, Twelve Tiffany Favrile Wisteria Water Goblets, New York, Early 20th-century; Sold for $4,612.50

Clink your goblets together! This ensamble of Tiffany art glass cracked their high estimate of $2,500.00 and sprouted skyward. Click here to see more Tiffany results from the sale. 

Lot 500, Patrick Heron, Mini Mini 9: February 1972, Gouache on paper; Sold for $7,380.00

Consider this our Denzel Gouachington - stacked with mid-century modern color choices and geometric sensibilities, this work on paper presented us with action packed results that dove over 14x its low estimate.

Lot 447, Charles and Ray Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman; Estimate $2,583.00

A particularly friendly face on our auction screen, the Charles and Ray Eames lounge chair, also pivoted around to prove its famous reputation. Click here to view all results that Charles and Ray Eames garnered in last weeks sale. 

Want to see more results? Click here to browse the full Skinner, 20th Century Design sale on December 14th. 

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Jessica Helen Weinberg | Senior Content Editor at Bidsquare

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