Unique stool breaks valuation price

860,000 DKK – or € 115,000 – as an auction price: That much a passionate furniture collector was willing to pay for a piece of furniture, when the auction house Bruun Rasmussen in Copenhagen on March 10th auctioned modern furniture. It was, in fact, not a question of any mass-produced piece of furniture, but a unique stool, created by the eccentric Danish cabinetmaker Peder Moos in 1948.

The frame of the stool is made of rosewood with lots of inlays, while the seat consists of open woven boxwood strips. The stool has, inter alia, been shown at an exhibition of Danish crafts at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London in 1948. Prior to the auction, the stool was exhibited in London and Paris.

The stool was valuated at 400,000 to 600,000 DKK, but the auction price broke every assessment. With the addition fees and misc. costs, the total cost exceeds 1 million DKK.

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