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City Beautiful’s heritage rakes in crores abroad

By Thetribune calender  21-Oct-2019

City Beautiful’s heritage rakes in crores abroad

  • A rare demountable minister’s desk, designed for the  Punjab  and Haryana High Court and the Secretariat  building in the city, has  been sold for  a record Rs 1.27 crore at an auction  held by an auction house,  Phillips,  in London.
  • Sources said the  amount, fetched at the auction held recently, was the highest for any single heritage  item.
  • Two other items of heritage furniture fetched  over Rs 1.50 crore.   
  • Phillips had put up three items for sale on October 17  and these received   an overwhelming response at the auction.
  • The  minister’s desk was  designed during 1955-1959  and was made  of teak-veneered wood.

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