Stairs from the Eiffel Tower Sell for Over Half a Million Euros

artnet news | Caroline Elbaor:

A portion of the original stairs from Paris’s iconic Eiffel Tower have sold for €523,800 ($556,000) after a major bidding frenzy at the French capital’s auction house Artcurial. Estimated at €40,000 ($42,193), the bidding rose fiercely and dramatically, leaving the €20,000 ($21,096) starting point in the dust. The 14 steps, were eventually awarded to an Asian buyer, bidding over the phone… Read more

Image Courtesy of Artcurial.