Total Mid estimate: $2163000
If we compare these statistics to the pre sale numbers for the October 2008 Sotheby's sale, the freezing impact of the recession is obvious and the proof for the hypothesis that the high end work would become more scarce in these tough times is clear. Last fall, Sotheby's had 249 lots on offer for a total estimate of over $10 million dollars; the total estimate here is less than half that much. The impact is most clearly seen on the high end lots, which ultimately drive the total proceeds for the house. In October, there were 39 High lots, with a total estimate of more than $6 million dollars; the estimate here is a third of that, on less than half as many lots.