| Mar 7, 2013 |
Designer furniture sale benefits Alpha Workshops
Boh staff
By Staff

To celebrate the opening of the Second Annual Winter Designer Fine Furniture Sale in New York City, White Glove Transportation will host a silent auction and preview of the sale, Friday, March 8, with proceeds benefitting the Alpha Workshops, a non-profit organization providing creative HIV-positive individuals with training and employment in the decorative arts.

Many iconic furniture pieces including the infamous Elvis Presley “Furry Bed” which once lived at Graceland, will be auctioned off to the highest bidder. Other items include designs from showrooms such as Andrew Martin, Profiles, Grange, TK Collections, and many more.

“Showcasing furniture from an iconic legend of American culture like Elvis Presley is the perfect balance of playful and nostalgia to kick off the sale,” said Neil Deutsch of White Glove Transportation. “Couple that with a great cause and never before access and pricing from top designers and this is an exciting opportunity.”

On Friday night, guests of the auction will also have a chance to view the over 500 sale items with a discount of up to 75 percent, before the show opens to the public Saturday, March 9.

“Last year’s sale was a huge success,” said Deutsch. “With the commitment of such high end showrooms and the aggressive sale pricing once again we expect a tremendous turnout.”

Here are some sale highlights:

Kilim Gonda Sofa: $2,895 retail, $995 net sale

Skyline Side Chest: $495 retail, $148 sale price

Serpentine Sofa: $7,095 retail, $1,995 sale price

Cordelia Chair: $2,195 retail, $878 sale price

Kilim Dehri Sofa: $3,195 retail, $959 sale price

The sale will be held at the Altman Building, 135 West 18th Street, New York City, from 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 9 and Sunday, March 10. The suggested donation “entrance fee” is $20 and will go to Alpha Workshops.

Guests who would like to attend the preview night from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Friday, March 8, must RSVP.

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