By Abijah Keru on April 2 2014
The average shopper will spend 10-1000$ for a sofa, but the filthy rich don’t mind splurging millions on pieces of furniture. We have rounded up a list of the 10 most expensive furniture with price tags that will blow your mind.
1. Badminton Cabinet
It’s one of the most exquisite pieces ever crafted and its eye-popping price seemingly supports this fact. The 18th century ebony chest inlaid with hard and semiprecious stones fetched $36.7 million at an auction in London in 2004.
2. The Dragon Arm Chair
The dragon Armchair dates back to the 20th century but still stands unbeaten. The unique and luxurious chair was designed by Eileen Gray from 1917-1919. It features two wooden arms shaped like intertwined dragons, upholstered in brown leather. The chair was bought out in an auction by Yves Saint Laurent for $27.8 million shattering the auction record for the 20th century.
3. Goddard-Townsend Antique Secretary Desk
The Magnificent desk by Goddard and Townsend Families dates back to the 18th century. The well-tempered desk was sold at an auction in 1989 in New York for a staggering $12.4 million.
4. The Baldacchino Supreme Bed
A quality bed is the focal point of a bedroom. But sometimes comfort and quality can cost you a pretty penny, think of the Baldacchino Supreme Bed that costs $6.3 million. The visually striking bed is the creative work of Stuart Hughes. The bed is hand carved from cherry wood, chestnut, and ash wood. Its interior made of pure gold, adds the gob to the smacking price.
5. The Harrington Commode
The chest of drawers holds the record for the most expensive English furniture sold at an auction. The outstandingly beautiful commode is covered with intricate floral-themed marquetry. It fetched a whopping $5.9 million at an auction in Sotheby, London.
6. The Tufft Table
Named after its designer Thomas Tufft, this exquisite piece of furniture takes the cake for the most expensive table with a price tag of $4.6 million. It features delicately pierced fretwork with long legs, narrowing ankles, and ball-and-claw feet.
7. Le Grand Queen
Talk about bathing in riches! The breathtaking Le Grand Queen bathtub made from Caijou, a 10-ton rare gemstone, was designed by Simon Krapf. Besides its exotic design, the bathtub is also famed for its therapeutic properties. With an eye watering price tag of $1.74 million, Le Grand Queen cuts as the most expensive bathtub.
8. Solid Gold Stool
This elegant stool is quite a novelty. It is made of 110lbs of pure gold. The cool gleam stool is priced at $1.3 million.
9. Ron Arad Stainless Steel Sofa
The primary purpose of a sofa is to offer you a place where you can relax and rejuvenate. Ron Arad’s stainless steel sofa proves to us that your sofa can also make a big style statement. The sculptural furniture has a unique solid finish made from polished stainless steel. It’s not the most comfortable sofa, but it will cost you a jaw dropping $300,000.
10. The Vividus By Hastens
Nothing like a mattress that induces you to sleep, the extravagant vividus mattress promises you a comfy opulent nap for the price of $59,750. The pricey mattress took 160 hours to assemble and features thick layers of cotton, flax, horsehair and wool.
Abijah is a journalism student who has a great passion for writing. She enjoys penning down her thoughts and sharing them with the world.