Sotheby’s 20th Century Design Sale Brings Record Online at $4 Million

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Sotheby's 20th Century Design Sale Brings Record Online at $4 Million

A Sotheby’s auction last week brought a total of $4 million, the highest-ever result for an online sale of 20th century design. The sale, which was moved from live to online, pushed past its high estimate by more than 25 percent. L: HARRY BERTOIA, UNTITLED (Sonambient) (c. 1970). R: TIFFANY STUDIOS, “Moorish” Twisted Wire Chandelier (c. 1895).SOTHEBY'S TIFFANY STUDIOS, "PEONY BORDER" FLOOR LAMP, CIRCA 1910. SOLD FOR $137,000.SOTHEBY'S Highlights included a “Moorish” Twisted Wire Chandelier created by Tiffany Studios around 1895, catapulting over its high estimate 20 times to sell for $300,000.  Harry Bertoia's Untitled (Sonambient) sculpture fetched $300,000, six times over

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