Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Chippendale tea table, $912,500, Sotheby’s
Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far
by Ken Hall
A Chippendale carved and figured mahogany scalloped-top tea table with open ball and talons sold for $912,500 at Americana Week, a series of auctions held Jan. 18-21 by Sotheby’s in New York. Also, a Queen Anne carved and figured mahogany block-and-shell kneehole bureau table topped out at $672,500; and a previously unrecorded autograph draft of Pacificus Essay No. VI by the founding father Alexander Hamilton, the subject of the successful Broadway musical, made $262,500. Prices include a 20 percent buyer’s premium.