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PARIS — “Two million!” screamed a voice from the crush of Sotheby’s staff members taking instructions from telephone bidders.

The opening offer for the “Rhinocrétaire,” a welded metal writing desk in the shape of a rhinoceros dated 1991, was almost three times the low estimate of 700,000 euros, or about $775,000 — and the auctioneer hadn’t even started the bidding. The desk eventually sold to another telephone client for €5.4 million with fees.

To read more on The New York Times:

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/24/arts/design/lalanne-auction-sothebys.html

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