Monday, May 25, 2009

Wharton Esherick's Captain's Bed

In 2000, the Wharton Esherick Captain's Bed was sold for $24k which was more than double the auction estimate.


Now, 9 years later, it was been stripped and refinished to be auctioned again on June 2. This time, the estimate is an optimistic $30,000-$40,000. Should it have been refinised? Greg considers.

Wharton Esherick, Captain's bed, USA, c. 1925, at Wright,

A POPLAR CAPTAIN'S BED, WHARTON ESHERICK at Christies, 2000