Most Expensive Antiques Ever Sold


9. Antique Secretary Desk: $12.4 Million

Handcrafted around 1760 by the Goddard & Townsend Families, seven to nine such desks were ever manufactured, out of which only one survived to this day, making this lovely desk unique and extremely valuable. Goddard & Townsend were families of Quakers living in a cabinetmaking community in America. This Chippendale style antique secretary desk is a 112 inches tall mahogany desk-bookcase, the most expensive piece of American furniture ever auctioned and sold. It was sold to the Brown family back in 1989, during a Christie’s auction in New York.