The price tag of a $3.5 million antique table from the 19th century is more than triple the original.
The piece, which was purchased by a local antique shop and given to a local museum, was bought by the owner as a gift for a wedding and is now in the collection of the National Museum of the American Indian.
The auction house that owns the property where the table was purchased, Harkins Auction, said in a statement that it “has an exceptional record of making the most important antique objects in the world available to collectors.”
The table, made in 1891 and made of silver and copper, was designed by Thomas Edison, according to the auction house.
The table has an antique-style arm rest that is made of steel, and has a bronze-plated top and a gold-plating base.
It’s the most expensive antique table ever sold at auction, according in the statement.
It was built in the 1920s and made its world debut at the World Fair in New York City in 1924, the auction said.
A similar item was sold at Christie’s in 2012 for $2.7 million, according a Christie’s statement.
The buyer’s family purchased the antique table in 2005 and donated it to the Smithsonian.