Ex-Mayor Ed Koch's furniture, art at NYC auction

11/18/2013
ASSOCIATED PRESS
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This undated photo provided by Doyle New York shows chairs designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, which belonged to former Mayor Ed Koch, and will now be sold at auction. Furniture, decorations and art from Koch's Greenwich Village apartment are being offered Monday, Nov. 18, 2013 by Doyle New York. The three-term mayor's letters and books will go on sale Nov. 25. Koch died in February at the age of 88. (AP Photo/Doyle New York)

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NEW YORK — A set of six Frank Lloyd Wright chairs owned by former New York City Mayor Edward Koch has sold for more than $11,000 at an auction.

That’s more than three times the presale high estimate of $3,500.

A matching Wright dining room table sold for $1,375 at the Doyle New York auction house.

Koch’s favorite leather chair and ottoman brought $875. They had been estimated at upward of $300.

Both prices included the buyer’s premium.

Doyle is auctioning the items from the former mayor’s Greenwich Village home in two sessions. Today, it is selling furniture, decorative arts and paintings. Next week, Koch’s correspondence with heads of state, his books and other ephemera are scheduled to be sold.

The three-term former mayor died in February at the age of 88.