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Sotheby's Americana Week Auctions Total $21.3 Million In New York

- **Highest Total for This Series Since 2007**

- 1,250+ Storied Works Spanning Over Five Centuries of American History Sold Across Five Auctions

- The Celebrated William J. Stone Facsimile of THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE, Sold for $975,000

- A Striking Pair of Portraits by Joshua Johnson & Samuel Whitehorne's Remarkable Bonnet-Top High Chest of Drawers Top the $6.8 Million Important Americana Auction

- Exceptional Chinese Export Porcelain Propels $3.3 Million Sale of Furniture & Decorative Objects From the Famed Collection of Nelson & Happy Rockefeller

- The Collection of Anne H. & Frederick Vogel III Brings $4.2 Million and Is 94.4% Sold

- The Exceptional American Folk Art Collection of David Teiger Achieves $2.5 Million, Led by an Exquisite Long-Billed Curlew Decoy Circa 1880-1890

NEW YORK, Jan. 25, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Sotheby's 2019 Americana Week auctions concluded yesterday in New York with an outstanding total of $21.3 million – our highest Americana Week series total since 2007*. Led by a printing of the celebrated William J. Stone reproduction of the Declaration of Independence that achieved $975,000, over 1,250 lots spanning more than five centuries of American history were sold over the course of five auctions.

Erik Gronning, Head of Sotheby's Americana Department, commented: "We are pleased with the results of our 2019 Americana Week – our horses galloped, eagles soared, shaker shook, ceramics shone and furniture shined through its original old surface. As the results show, both seasoned and new clients responded very favorably to our continued curated presentation of Americana across all categories as exceptionally made and historically important works of art."

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*The highest-ever total for an Americana Week series at Sotheby's is $29.1 million, achieved in January 2007.

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*Estimates do not include buyer's premium. Prices achieved include the hammer price plus buyer's premium and are net of any fees paid to the purchaser where the purchaser provided an irrevocable bid.

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