Do you think furniture shopping is expensive? Well, think again. Some of these will make you happy you found a cheap mattress during your furniture shopping. No matter whether you prefer to purchase expensive furniture or something that is more affordable, it all depends on your budget. If you can afford it, why not? If you are someone who doesn’t have the money just yet to spend on a desk that costs $200,000, maybe doing a quick internet search into something like Driscolls Antiques Ltd will put you back on the path of sticking to buying furniture you can afford, at least for now. We’ve found some really outrageously priced furniture for this top 10 list. Some of these pieces might make you
10. Vividus Mattress – $59,750
This elite mattress is really fit for a king. Or queen. Made from cashmere, flax, horsehair, lamb’s wool, and silk, we imagine you would get a very restful night from this bed. It is made by Hastens, a Swedish company. Each bed is hand-made and takes between 140-160 hours to make. We’re sure even the noblest of princesses could not feel a pea under this mattress!
9. Archeo Copper Bathtub – $67,557
You can really bathe in the lap of luxury in this solid copper bathtub with its fluted faucet and hand held shower nozzle. It stands at over five feet long and two and a half feet wide, and can hold around 75 gallons of water. It was created and fashioned by the same people who were commissioned to refurbish the torch on the Statue of Liberty!
8. Plume Blanche Diamond Encrusted Sofa – $184,000
Yes, you read that right. This sofa costs more than some people’s house! Pluenbanche only made 50 of this model, so chances are you won’t ever have the privilege of sitting on one. It is made out of mahogany wood, with a glossy finish. It’s upholstered in leather and of course, encrusted with diamonds. Of course. Who could stand lounging on a couch with no diamonds?
7. Parnian Desk – $200,000
If you’re finding it hard to concentrate on your work, maybe your office needs a facelift. Based in Arizona, Parnian will custom create your desk. They offer six kinds of extremely exotic wood, including Carpathian elm and ebony. Each desk is finished with a customized glass to protect the exquisite wood. Unfortunately, there’s no guarantee it will increase your work productivity.
6. Solid Gold Foot Stool – $1.3 million
Yes, you read that correctly. You can put your feet up on solid gold! It is made in China and weighs over 110 pounds due to the gold. It is sold by a jewelry store in China’s Jiangsu province, but little is known about it other than that.
5. Pininfarina Aresline Xten Office Chair – $1.5 million
Obviously, if you’re going to have a Parnian desk, you’ll want to pair it with a chair that’s equally nice, right? These office chairs are built by the firm that designs Cadillac and Ferrari cars. Both the back and the chair cushion can be tilted individually, and the cushion will conform to your unique shape due to its Technogel design. Impressive!
4. Hover Bed – $1.6 Million
Created by architect Janjaap Ruijssenaars, this bed is a cross between luxury and science fiction. Seven years of study went into making the permanent magnetic support system for this bed. While the concept and structure are certainly revolutionary, many people wonder if it actually offers a superior night’s rest, or if it’s just a novelty item for the rich. Either way, it’s certainly earned its spot on the list of top 10 most expensive furniture.
3. The Tufft Table – $4.6 million
A store owner in Lumberton, New Jersey ordered this table from Thomas Tufft in the 1700’s. The table is hand carved in its entirety and includes pierced fretwork. The feet are ornately carved ball-and-claw feet. It has been well preserved by the Edwards family (who originally bought it) and then eventually sold to an architect named Samuel Gardiner who lives in Philadelphia.
2. The Dragons Chair – 27.8 million
The chair’s design is the real work of art here- Irish designer Eileen Gray took two whole years to create just the design! After being built, it was put up for auction at Christie’s auction house, with people expecting it to go for a mere $2 or $3 million. A Paris art dealer fell in love with the chair, and drove the bid up, in the end paying 10 times that amount! The chair was eventually passed on to Yves Saint Laurent, founder of the luxury fashion brand of that name.
1. The Badminton Chest – $36.7 million
You’re probably thinking of badminton, the sport, but the name of this chest actually refers to the Badminton House of Gloucestershire, the seat of power of the Duke of Beaufort. When the 3rd Duke of Beaufort, Henry Somerset, was only 19, he hired skill cabinet makers to make him the rarest and exquisite cabinet known to man. It took 30 skilled craftsmen almost 6 years to complete it. It is intricately inlaid with amethyst quartz and other gemstones. This is definitely at the top of the list of most expensive furniture!