Published: January 23, 2007
Americana Week in New York City is a time for auction houses and antiques dealers to strut their best stuff, and this year Sotheby’s did some fancy strutting, capping off its sales with a grand total of $29,049,320.
Leslie Keno, senior vice president and head of the American Furniture Department, said “this is the highest total ever for a series of Americana Week sales at Sotheby’s.”
He noted that the various owner portion of the week went well, totaling $20,688,560, while the single owner sales, Susan and Mark Laracy at $7,075,680 and Marc and Laurie Krasny Brown at $1,285,080, went over presale estimates.
The sales were conducted January 19–21 and a number of the important lots are pictured. A complete report on the sale will be published in the near future. —R.S.S.
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