Rafael Osona Sells JFK's Family Dining Table And Chairs

August 20, 2013

Anyone who might have thought that the Kennedy mystique was fading was clearly not on Nantucket Island, Mass., on Aug. 3 when JFK's family dining table and chairs sold at auction for $65,000. The dining table, consisting of two "kissing" tables and a assembled group of 10 Windsor pine dining chairs, was used by JFK, his family, and members of his entourage at the family's Hyannisport compound. They sold to a young couple who are summer residents of the island. The items were consigned to Rafael Osona for the Aug. 3 annual Americana, Arts & Marine auction by an anonymous owner. They had previously changed owners in 2005 at a Sotheby's auction.
Rafael Osona Auctions, renowned for its consistently high quality decorative arts auctions of 18th-, 19th- and 20th-century objects, is owned by Rafael and Gail Osona. With 15 auctions a year, including specialized catalog sales such as the annual summer Americana, Fine Arts & Marine auction, the business is based in historic Nantucket.
While the Kennedy items were certainly the most famous items in the sale this year, the highest priced lot was a painting by Anne Ramsdell Congdon (1873- 1958), which sold for $87,500. For more information, visit www.rafaelosonaauction.com.


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