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Chair Brings in Some Pretty Big Bucks

comments (0) April 9th, 2011 in blogs

BetsyE Betsy Engel, contributor
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 - CLICK TO ENLARGE Photo: Courtesy of The Carter Center

I recently offered “Making Ladder Back Chairs with Russ Filbeck” in one of my book giveaways. So when I saw the news of a recent charity auction where Russ sold one of his chairs, I was interested.

The Carter Center’s annual Winter Auction was held Feb 27, 2011. The auction is a benefit for the not-for-profit Carter Center’s initiatives to advance peace and health worldwide and Russ and his wife donated a few items for the auction. The chair he donated was a replica of a rocking chair he had previously made for President Carter. It’s an Appalachian-style ladder back rocker made of cherry with a hickory bark woven seat. The chair was listed with a value of $8000 and it sold for $45,000.

I think that’s a pretty penny going to a pretty good cause.



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