Christian Siriano: Brass Palm Tree Sculpture, ca. 1955
I'd like to ask you about your metal palm tree.
Yeah. Yeah, I love this brass piece. I just felt like it was like really, like, "I'm making money, "I'm gonna buy a gold brass palm tree, and no one's gonna tell me I can't" and that's what it was. I bought it online. I think it said it was from a hotel lobby from the late '60s, I think almost even actually early 70's. And I paid about $5,000 or $,6000 for it. Which at the time, I was like, "Oh, I'm so excited." It was like one of the first things I, like, spent money on because I just thought it was like crazy and wild. Who doesn't need like a brass palm tree in their living room? Everyone.
Any chance of finding out which hotel?
No, I never found out.
Because that would be fun if it came from one of the great Miami Beach hotels, that would add a lot to the value.
Yeah. Or maybe it's just from like some old lady in Miami who had a fabulous palm tree in her living room. And I hope that I'm the same.
A really cool and sculptural, I would guess, '50s piece of interior design. Probably made in Asia or in South America but I'd probably estimate at auction in the $4,000 to $6,000 range. About what you paid for it.
It's really a striking piece for the corner of your home.
Yeah, I love it.
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