This previous February, 33-year-old Justin Miller noticed an fascinating chair on Fb Market and took the plunge, shopping for it for $50. Amazingly, Miller’s unbelievable discover could possibly be value as a lot as $50,000 when it’s bought at Sotheby’s this June.
Right here’s the story: Miller was serving to a good friend enhance his home when he eyed the spectacular wanting wingback chair on-line, photographed in a driveway of a Beverly Hills, California, dwelling. Miller, who labored on Chip and Joanna Gaines’ Magnolia Network as a design producer, didn’t know something concerning the chair, solely that it regarded fascinating sufficient to take a flyer on.
Miller drove from Los Angeles to the swanky Beverly Hills dwelling and left with a uncommon Frits Henningsen chair behind his truck. “I’m not a furnishings professional by any means,” Miller stated on a TikTok publish. However I’ve a great eye and I can inform when one thing is basically distinctive.”
Henningsen (1889–1965) was a Danish furnishings designer and cupboard maker who achieved excessive requirements of high quality with completely handmade items. Sotheby’s plans to feature Miller’s marketplace find in its “Important Design” sale June 7. Sotheby’s estimates the chair to carry $30,000-$50,000.