Rare table tops $107k
A RARE colonial musk teapoy sold by Hobart auctioneers Gowans Auctions has fetched a staggering $107,000.
The auction house said the final hammer price was an Australian record for a teapoy — originally used to describe a three-legged side table — and among the top prices paid for a piece of furniture in Australia.
The rare piece from a Lenah Valley estate was sold on Saturday at Moonah.
The piece attracted local and interstate interest with multiple phone bidders and strong bidding from the floor.
Built by Tasmanian cabinet maker William Hamilton, it was expected to fetch up to $40,000.