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Record Set for Adriaen de Vries, But Apple-1 Sold By Steve Jobs Falls Short of Estimate at Christie’s

COURTESY CHRISTIE'S

COURTESY CHRISTIE’S

A 1976 Apple computer, originally sold to a customer by Steve Jobs himself out of his Los Altos garage, sold for $365,000 at Christie’s in New York on Thursday, below its estimate of $400,000 to $600,000.

The computer was part of Christie’s The Exceptional Sale, which realized a total price of $40.8 million. An auction record was set for Adriaen de Vries for his Bacchic Figure Supporting the Globe, which was purchased by Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum for $27.8 million. Other items included “An Important And Rare Imperial Double-Dragon Carpet” (final hammer price: $665,000, a new record for a Chinese carpet, according to Christie’s) and a “George IV Silver Soup Tureen,” which sold for $425,000.

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