Tavern Goes Cheap

Glenn Collin’s Times coverage of the Tavern on the Green has tended toward the worshipful; Crain’s adopts a less sentimental outlook—”Bargains Abound at Tavern Auction.”

Basically what we have on our hands now is Discount Bonanza on the Green. Swan topiaries and golden weather vanes sold for half their estimated value. A 5-foot-tall bronze bear statue fetched a mere $18,000. Big-ticket items like the Wormy Chestnut paneling were pulled after failing to meet their reserve bids.

Auction officials anticipate a tag sale for unsold items sometime in the near future.

 

Tavern Goes Cheap