Saturday, Jan 28, 2023

Section of Eiffel Tower’s original staircase up for sale; would you like to buy?

"It is an emblematic piece of the French capital that Artcurial will be auctioning on December 1," said the official Instagram page of the auction house

Artcurial is holding the auction on 1st December at 2:30 pm as a part of their Art Déco & Design sale. (Photo: Pixabay, Acturial/ Instagram)

An Instagram post by Artcurial, an auction house in Paris, reads, “No need to introduce this piece of French landmark! On the occasion of our Art Déco & Design sale on December 1st, Artcurial will be selling a part of the stairs from the Eiffel Tower!”.

“Nearly 3 meters high and comprised of 14 steps, this spiral staircase from 1889 used to connect the second and third levels of the monument. In 2016, another set of iconic from the one we call “the iron lady” was sold for half a million euros,” it says further.

Take a look at the post below.


View this post on Instagram


A post shared by ARTCURIAL (@artcurial__)

As per their official press release, “this is the fourth time that Artcurial has offered a piece of the Eiffel Tower at auction.” The first time an auction was made was in 2013 when another original section of the staircase was sold for €220,000 including fees.

The current section of the staircase is estimated to sell for €30,000 – 40,000.

The Eiffel tower recently opened to visitors after it was shut down for the first time since WWII due to the novel coronavirus for 104 days. Before the pandemic eclipsed travelling experiences, the Eiffel Tower used to receive at least seven million visitors per year. Out of the 7 million at least three-quarters from abroad.

Subscriber Only Stories
At international checkpoint, online system  helps vehicles cross over sea...
Experts say Adani Group stock sell-off may not affect market, but deepens...
Delhi Confidential: Lok Sabha Speaker wants MPs to learn lessons from Pad...
Ramcharitmanas of Tulsidas, and criticism of the holy book

For more lifestyle news, follow us: Twitter: lifestyle_ie | FacebookIE Lifestyle | Instagram: ie_lifestyle

First published on: 17-11-2020 at 17:30 IST
Next Story

From Covid vaccine to terrorism, here’s what PM Modi said at BRICS Summit

Latest Comment
Post Comment
Read Comments