Unique item of the week... the stairs from the Eiffel Tower

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2015-06-26 11:47:41

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Unique item of the week... the stairs from the Eiffel Tower

Sold for a remarkable 105,400, this piece of architectural history led a Paris-themed auction

On December 14, 2009, a sale by the French auctioneers Drouot, entitled Paris, My Love, netted a total of 256,912.

Included in the sale were a number of unique memorabilia items from Paris' architectural and cultural past - some of the most unusual to hit the collectors' market in recent years.

It was perhaps fitting, then,that thestarsale should turn out to be the most unique, taken from Paris' most iconic building.

Theflagship lot in the sale was an original spiral staircase from Paris' Eiffel Tower.

The 1889 iron spiral staircase sold for over 105k

Dating from 1889, measuring 7.8 metres high and with 40 steps, the staircase sold for 105,400 to one lucky bidder. Although heaven knows wherethey've chosen to put it.

Other singular lots in the auction included a pair of late-19th-early-20th century second class seats from the Subway Parisien, sold for 22,320.

Elsewhere,a wooden hexagonal Parisian newspaper kiosk sold for 14,260. And, also from the Eiffel Tower, two iron braces, stamped "Iron original 1889", brought2,108 and 2,232.

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Image: Drouot

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