The auction house from Paris, Artcurial, announced that next Monday will be auctioned a piece of a staircase from the 3.50 meters high Eiffel Tower. The piece is currently exhibited at its headquarters on the Champs Elysees.
This piece of 750 kg, which includes 19 steps was part of the spiral staircase, has an estimated value between 20,000 and 30,000 euros (between 27.000 and 40.500 dollars). The piece comes from a Sweden collection, and it connected the second floor with the third.
The iconic building in the French capital is one of the world’s most famous monuments, built by Gustave Eiffel for the Universal Exhibition of 1889. In 1983, new security rules forced to dismantle the staircase, which was cut into 24 pieces. One of them is kept in the first floor of the tower. Other three went to museums: Orsay, Villette and the History of Iron in Nancy.
The 20 remaining items were scattered in different auctions during a memorable sale.