A rare desk made in 1796 for a prominent Kentucky pioneer sold for nearly $500,000 at auction in Cincinnati on Oct. 21. It was the highest price ever paid at auction for a piece of Kentucky furniture, and the second-highest for a piece of Southern furniture.
A rare desk made in 1796 for a prominent Kentucky pioneer sold for nearly $500,000 at auction in Cincinnati on Oct. 21. It was the highest price ever paid at auction for a piece of Kentucky furniture, and the second-highest for a piece of Southern furniture. Cowan Auctions
A rare desk made in 1796 for a prominent Kentucky pioneer sold for nearly $500,000 at auction in Cincinnati on Oct. 21. It was the highest price ever paid at auction for a piece of Kentucky furniture, and the second-highest for a piece of Southern furniture. Cowan Auctions

Surprising price for antique Kentucky desk sets auction record

October 21, 2017 06:10 PM