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$33.7 Million for Rare Persian Carpet

This 17th-century Persian Rug sold for $33.7 million, soaring well-beyond its pre-sale auction estimate of $5 - $7 million. The sale also broke world record for a carpet sold at auction.

Source: The Washington Post - June 5, 2013

National Geographic
$3.6 Million for Antique Roman Helmet

A rare Roman helmet discovered in a field, in northwestern England, by a treasure hunter with a metal detector was sold for $3.6 million. The helmet dated between the 1st - 2nd century A.D.

Source: National Geographic - October 11, 2010

Luxury Insider
$5.9 Million for Antique Silver Punch Bowl

This antique silver punch bowl, made between 1700 and 1710 by Cornelius Kierstede, was sold for $5.9 million. Setting a new record for American silver at that time.

Source: Luxury Insider - January 27, 2010

$36 Million for Antique Badminton Cabinet

This 18th century Badminton Cabinet sold for $36 million in 2004, breaking its own (previous $16.5 million) record as the most expensive piece of furniture sold at auction at the time.

Source: Let It Flow - October 23, 2009