A consignment worth $3.8 million in New York has sold at an auction for the first time, with an undisclosed amount from a Canadian consignor.
The sale was held Thursday and was attended by some of the country’s most prominent people including the president of the United States, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and President Donald Trump.
The sale was made at Christie’s New York auction house by the owner, John Daley, who is a Canadian citizen and has lived in the United Kingdom since he was a teenager.
The consignment included a lot of furniture from the 1970s and 80s, and it was reportedly worth $20 million at auction.
According to The Toronto Star, the consignment includes the three-bedroom residence at 834 West 14th Street, which was once home to former prime minister Stephen Harper.
It was recently purchased by the New York City Housing Authority and was expected to sell for between $1 million and $1.5 million.
“It’s the largest single piece of Canadian furniture ever,” said Daley.
“It’s worth millions of dollars.”
“I have the greatest respect for the people who have been living here,” Trudeau told reporters at the auction house.
“I would like to thank them for being part of our country for so many years.”
The Canadian prime minister also told reporters that he’s been keeping an eye on the property, and that he hopes to bring it to the United State someday.
“I know the value,” he said.
“We have a lot to offer.
We’re looking at it.”
Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau arrives for a Cabinet meeting in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, January 27, 2021.
(Photo by: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters)The home has also been featured on CBC television’s “Power & Politics,” as well as the CBC’s online website.
The property is located in the Old Town section of the city, just a few blocks from the offices of the Toronto Star and CBC.
It is not listed on the website for sale.
The prime minister was not immediately available for comment.