Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Jet Interior

The domesticated aeronautical trophies of a glimmering mancave have been dispersed in Britain. On February 1st, Christie's sold the following four lots in quick succession--and for quite a bit of money:

Three Avro Shackleton propellors from the 1950s, 193cm tall, mounted on brass bases. [£13,750]

A Jet Engine Turbine Fan Coffee Table made from a 1960s Rolls Royce Olympus 301. [£8,125]

An aluminum model of a DC-6 which, well.

And my favorite, an Aluminum Jet Engine Cowling from a Pratt & Whitney turbofan, which once powered a Boeing 727, transformed into a 127cm dia. wall mirror. [£7,500]