A staircase from the Eiffel Tower sold for 169,000€ at auction

The bad news is that this week, you missed bidding for a part of a staircase taken from our neighbour the Eiffel Tower !

The good news is that you have saved yourself 169,000€ 😛

 

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In 1983, the stairs between the second and third floor of the Eiffel Tower were removed and replaced with lifts. These stairs were sliced into 24 sections measuring between 2 and 9 metres high, and were sold off. Pieces of the staircase can be found fairly frequently up for auction.

For example, two pieces belonging to French singer-songwriter Guy Béart, were auctioned off just three years ago in 2015 following his death.

Un escalier de la Tour Eiffel vendu 169.000€ aux enchèresAlexander

For the auction that took place this week, the section measured 4.3m (25 steps) and was estimated to be worth 40-60,000€. In the end, it sold for 169,000€, which is quite a surprise!

The buyer is an individual from the Middle East.

To check out all the prestigious auctions organised by auctioneers Artcurial – vintage furniture, Warhol paintings (sold for 111,800€), a Banksy (sold for 617,650€) and a lot more – click here!

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