Rare ta­ble tops $107k

Mercury (Hobart) - - NEWS -

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.

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