MAHOGANY DECK CHAIR RECOVERED FROM TITANIC IS SEEN IN THE MARITIME MUSEUM OF THE ATLANTIC IN HALIFAX
A mahogany deck chair from the Titanic recovered by the crew aboard the CS Minia is seen in the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic in Halifax, Canada, January 27, 2012. Paul Darrow—Reuters /Landov

Titanic Deckchair Sells for 100,000 Pounds at Auction

Apr 18, 2015

Correction appended, April 21

A deckchair that was pulled from the wreckage of the Titanic more than a century ago has found a new home.

The chair was sold at an auction in England on Saturday, fetching just over 100,000 pounds including taxes and fees, or nearly $150,000, a representative of the Wiltshire auction house told TIME.

The chair sat on the first-class deck of the luxury ship that sank after hitting an iceberg in 1912, killing 1,500 people.

It was discovered floating on the surface of the ocean by a crew dispatched to recover bodies from the wreckage in 1912, the Guardian reports. The chair originally belonged to a member of that crew, and then to an English Titanic collector who owned it for the last 15 years and used it as a display item in his home.

It was sold by auctioneer Henry Aldridge and Son to an unnamed collector in the U.K.

Correction: The original version of the photo caption accompanying this story misstated the location of the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. It is in Halifax, Canada.

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