You might be lucky enough and live in a flat with views on the Eiffel Tower. But you could take it up a notch by having the Eiffel Tower at home, right? Well, it will soon be possible: for the modest cost of €40,000, you can try and buy a section of the famous landmark. For this price you can buy a three-meter tall section of the staircase to be auctioned on December 1, 2020 by Artcurial.
Has the Eiffel Tower been amputated while we were self-isolating at home? No, be rest assured. The section auctioned early December is no longer part of the monument for several years. This staircase used to join the second and third floor of the Tower. It has been removed in 1983 to set up the lift.
This big spiral staircase has been cut in 24 pieces when dismantled. The section auctioned by Artcurial is part of this ensemble. The staircase auctioned measures 2.6 meters tall, 14 steps, and it has been repainted in “Eiffel Tower brown”. It comes from a private collection from Canada. The lucky winner or winners that manage to buy this exclusive piece will also be given a certificate of provenance dated to December 1, 1983.
#EIFFELTOWER On December 1st, Artcurial will be offering an emblematic piece of the French capital: a section of the Eiffel Tower staircase! Measuring nearly 3 meters high, it comes from the original spiral staircase from 1889. (est: 30 000 - 40 000 €) - https://t.co/8zWWwWgYly pic.twitter.com/WiQGXUjI24— ARTCURIAL (@Artcurial) November 10, 2020
This is the perfect gift to get to history or Paris nerds. Very useful if you are planning to build a second floor at home, or if you are looking some very original shelves. This historical piece is unique and may rejoin a museum in the next few days. We think the auctions will rise very high for this piece embodying a part of the French heritage.