Swedish collector snags former queen's desk at auction
TT/The Local · 3 Jun 2009, 13:00
Published: 03 Jun 2009 13:00 GMT+02:00
- Centuries-old royal desk uncovered in Sweden (15 May 09)
- Victoria and Daniel name the day (23 Mar 09)
- Eighteenth century Swedish king drew penises in diary (24 Oct 08)
The winning bid of 660,000 kronor ($87,000) for the unique historical artifact was submitted to the Uppsala Auktionskammare auction house by an unnamed Swedish collector.
“A piece of furniture like this will likely never come up again,” said Charlotta Widenfelt, the head of the auction house, to the TT news agency.
The Baroque style desk, which was crafted in 1683, is one of only two objects remaining from the Tre Kronor royal palace which burned down in 1697.
The other object which survived the fire is a throne which once belonged to Queen Kristina.
“There has been a great deal of interest in this, both from museums and from individuals. We’ve even heard from interested buyers from abroad,” said Widenfelt.