Have you ever walked passed a furniture store and been shocked by the price of a piece of furniture? If you have then you are about to have your eyes opened even further. In the world of the super rich no price is too much for the right piece, and to be honest with you, why should it be? Here are some examples of furniture that comes with a hefty price tag, but also come with a quality and kudos that makes them worth every cent.
This may seem an incredible price to pay for somewhere to sleep, but as the bed itself is incredible it is only fair that the price is. Costing $1.6 million this bed designed byJanjaarRuijssenaars floats 40cm above the ground and works using the opposing forces of 2 industrial strength magnets. This really is the coup de gras in the battle for the ultimate in bedroom furniture. Being able to accommodate a total weight of 900kg it should be able to sleep even the largest couple.
If you like to soak away your troubles in style, this copper bathtub by Archeo is the way to do it. Costing $67,550 It was built by the company the restored the torch on the statue of liberty, so you know it should be as classy as it gets. Made of solid copper and measuring over 5 feet, this is a truly beautiful piece of bathroom furniture. It may take 270 liters of water to fill, but I doubt if the water bill is going to worry the person soaking in this stylish bath.
The previous two examples were examples of new furniture, but now we are going to step back in time. One look at the tuft table takes you back to and age of elegance and refinery. Designed and built in Philadelphia in the 1800s by Thomas tuft, this delicate looking table has lasted 200 years. This is down to the exquisite craftsmanship, along with its caring owners. The table stayed in the family until sold for $4.6 million at Christie’s in London in 1990. This table really is an example of craft meeting art.
The Dragons Chair
This single chair sold for the incredible price of $27.8 million when it was sold in 2009. This price even shocked Christie’s who gave it a pre—auction estimate of 2.5 million pounds. Designed by Eileen Gray in 1917, this hand built example was owned by Yves Saint Laurent, and perhaps that explains the unbelievable price. Even though this is a beautiful chair, and not only beautiful to look at, but incredibly comfortable, the price does seem unusually high.
The Dragons Chair and the Tufft Table are antiques and will no doubt hold their value, but the floating bed and copper bath may not. However, buying these items is not about the cost of the item, it is what they mean to you, as the purchaser, in more than monetary term. Perhaps you think they are beautiful, or perhaps you feel they are the ultimate accessory for your home. Whatever the reason for the purchase, I’m sure it is considered money well spent.