If you are a man of fortune and wealth, you probably own a very beautiful mansion or abode. But a mansion without expensive and limited edition furniture is simply nothing. When you have the wealth to spend, it is a wise decision to grab hold of the most expensive shabby chic furniture that will be held in the next auction.
This article highlights on some of the most expensive furniture that ever got sold.
If you give a glimpse at the Badminton cabinet, you will simply fall in love with the excellent piece. More than a furniture, it is a piece of art and perhaps the most expensive furniture that ever got sold in an auction. The furniture is made of ebony and has precious stones inscribed in it. Badminton Cabinet is considered to be a big treasure of the Renaissance period. Badminton Cabinet has broken the record for being the most valuable furniture not once, but twice. It was in 2004, when it was last sold at a price of 19 million pounds at Christie’s London.
The Dragon’s Chair
The Dragon Chair has been perhaps the most expensive furniture to be ever sold of the 20th century. It was designed by Eileen Gray in around 1917 to 1919. Before it was auctioned and sold, Yves St. Laurent, the fashion designer owned it. In 2009, it was sold at 2.7 million dollars at Christie’s Paris, seven times more than its estimate. The Dragon Chair is definitely a delight to one’s eyes, and you simply won’t be able to take them away.
The Tufft table
When you come to know about the age of the table, you will remain in awe regarding its original condition that is still intact. It is a hand carved table created in between 1775 to 1776 by designer Thomas Tufft. It still remains as one of the most exclusive rococo furniture of all times that has ever been produced. In 1990, the table was sold at 4.6 million dollars at Christie’s. Today, the selling price is equal to 8.1 million dollars.
You might be thinking that how a commode can be so expensive that it features in one of the most expensive furniture’s ever sold, right? Well, Harrington Commode has been sold at a whopping price of 3.7 million pounds at Sotheby’s in London in December, 2010. Rosewood and tulip wood were used in its creation in 1770 by designer, Thomas Chippendale Circa. The Harrington Commode remains as one of the expensive furnishing items in the world today that has been sold in the millions.
George Nakashima Krosnick table
The table was made of black walnut and redwood burl, maintaining the nature shape of the wood forms. Maintaining the natural shape of the wood was the trademark of Nakashima’s work. He was a great carpenter of the 20th century and had so many admirers. In 2006, this 20th century piece was sold at Sotheby’s for $822,400 and set a new world record as the one of the most valuable products that ever got auctioned.
The above mentioned are some of the most valuable furniture to get auctioned and sold.