Expensive Painting Found In Cheap Pullout Couch
A painting worth more than $27,630 was found hidden in a pullout couch by a German student who purchased the sofa at a Berlin flea market for just over $215.
The student did not discover the painting until she unfolded the sofa at home, according to art auctioneers who handled the sale.
The 26-by-39-centimetre oil-on-shale painting was sold for the equivalent of $27,630 at a Hamburg art auction on the weekend, auction house Kunst Kettler said Monday.
According to the auction house, the piece titled "Preparation to escape to Egypt," was painted by an unknown artist close to Venetian painter Carlo Saraceni between 1605 and 1620.
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