Not many things survived the sinking of the Titanic on April 14, 1912, but the few objects that did gathered incredible worth as the years passed. A great example is this Nantucket wooden chair, which was sold at auction for the incredible sum of $190,000. After the terrible incident, the chair was floating on the water when it was seen by a rescue crew and was salvaged alongside six or seven other chairs.
Even though it is extremely rare and very expensive, the chair can’t actually support a human’s weight as the passing of years weakened it considerably. The auction house responsible for the sale is located in Wiltshire, England, and it is named Henry Aldridge and Son. We can’t argue with the worth of this special furniture piece, but if you’re going to spend $190,000 on a chair, it sure would be nice to be able to sit on it, don’t you agree?
[via – Sydney Morning Herald]