Originally Posted by designprofessor
LS, ok, what is the real cost by the time I get one of these shipped to Oklahoma undamaged?? How much does shipping add, and how reliable is it?
The estimate on this one is slightly north of $2000, then there's a buyer's commission of around 20% on top of that. It's going on auction where I work in early October, the 9th I think. I would guess that proper transport and insurance to the US would double the price, roughly. I'll look into it, but this is the day off for the lady here who does the export/transport stuff, so I'll have to get back to you on that. I have to admit, though, that this one isn't particuarly well-made, although it's stunning in terms of style. Very Ruhlmannesque. If anyone here are seriously considering bidding on it, I insist on supplying additional photos of the innards of the sofa, etc., - I wouldn't want to sell anything disappointing.