A house will never be considered a home unless it has been furnished in full. Unless you want your house to look sparse and bare, it is imperative to buy the requisite furniture. The living room must have a sofa, some chairs, maybe a shelf and cabinet, a center table and some side tables as well. The bedroom should have a bed with a mattress, tables and chairs, and maybe a desk and office chair to allow you to do some work. The bathroom should have a bathtub and some cabinets for your clothes and bathroom and lavatory essentials. Even the kitchen area would need some cabinets and shelves where you can store your plates, pots and pans.
If you’ve come into your fortune but don’t know how to spend it, then you’ve come to the right place. After all, you don’t want to be the guy who owns a mansion but barely has any furniture, do you? Of course you don’t. That’s why we’ve compiled this list of some of the most expensive furniture in the world.
Top Ten Most Expensive Furniture in the World 2016
The Badminton Chest :-
- Price :- $36.7 million
The Badminton Cabinet or Chest is an 18th century piece of furniture commissioned by Henry Somerset, 3rd Duke of Beaufort. It has twice achieved the status of most expensive piece of furniture in the world. The Badminton Chest is actually named after the Badminton House in Gloucestershire, the seat of power of the Duke of Beaufort. When the 3rd Duke of Beaufort, Henry Somerset, was 19 years old, he commissioned to have that cabinet built. The cabinet was so intricate with amethyst quartz and other stones that it took 30 experts six years to complete the thing.
The Dragons Chair :-
- Price :- $27.8 million
The chair’s design is a masterpiece from the Irish designer named Eileen Gray, who created it from 1917 to 1919. It was then put up for auction at Christie’s auction house, where it was expected to fetch an astronomical price of between $2 million to 3 million. A small brown leather armchair once owned by Yves Saint Laurent has sold for £19.4 million, making it the most expensive piece of 20th-century design to ever be auctioned.
The Tufft Table :-
- Price :- $4.6 million
The Tufft Rococo-style table was sold at a Christie’s auction house in Philadelphia for the enormous amount of money of $4.6 million. Even though this was taking place in January 1990, no other piece of furniture has been able to surpass this outstanding feat and sell for a larger amount. However, the oak and glass table designed by Carlo Mollino in 1949 got somewhere close to it, as it was estimated last year at $3.8 million. The entire table was carved by hand, and features pierced fretwork. The table’s long legs have thin ankles and highly detailed ball-and-claw feet. The descendants of Edwards eventually sold the Tufft Table to an architect based in Philadelphia named Samuel Harrison Gardiner.
Ruijssenaars Magnetic Floating Bed :-
- Price :- $1.6 million
Architect Janjaap Ruijssenaars spent the last six years working on the development of a magnetic floating bed. A scale model of it was presented at the Millionaire Faire (I’m getting this from a very confusing Babel translation, so anyone, please chime in) recently. The bed simply floats in the air, above magnets, can carry up to 900 kilos and is held in place through four very thin tethers.The result is a visually appealing furniture for the bedroom.
Pininfarina’s Aresline Xten Office Chair :-
- Price :- $1.5 million
Designed at a cost of $1.5 million dollars by Pininfarina, the esteemed Italian design firm that creates the sculpted beauty of Ferrari, Lamborghini, and Maserati automobiles, these chairs make a fashion statement while functioning as the most ergonomic seating option available. The result is a chair fitted with all the luxury you could think of that a chair can possibly have. Both the back and the chair can be tilted individually because of its Dynamic Synchronized Tilting System. The cushion will conform to the shape of the user because of its Technogel design. The fabric is also so durable as it is made of Dynatec. You can get comfortable easily in this office chair.
Solid Gold Stool :-
- Price :- $1.3 million
It’s hard to classify this if it is furniture or jewelry. The stool may be made in China, but the quality is top class as it is made of solid gold. Sold by a jewelry store in China’s Jiangsu province, this expensive stool is made of 110 lbs of solid gold and is priced at $1.3 million.
Parnian Desk :-
- Price :- $200,000
Parnian is an Arizona-based company that can create customized desks. The desk will be made of six kinds of exotic wood, including Carpathian elm and ebony. A customized glass will top it off.
Plumebanche Diamond Encrusted Sofa :-
- Price :- $184,000
Archeo Copper Bathtub :-
- Price :- $67,557
Made of solid copper, this tub is hand-crafted by the very people who refurbished Lady Liberty’s torch. Over five feet long and two-and-a-half feet wide, the tub is spacious enough to comfortably accommodate just about anyone. Bathe in style with this solid copper tub with fluted faucet and hand held shower unit. It measures over five feet long and two and a half feet wide. It can fill up to 270 liters of water. This comes from the same hands that restored the torch of the Statue of Liberty.
Vividus Mattress :-
- Price :- $59,750
The Vividus—made by Hastens—is the most expensive bed in the world. Its name is Latin for “Full of Life.” Sleeping on the Swedish designed Vividus bed has been described as “sleeping on a cloud.” All that sounds pretty appealing until you see the price tag of $59,750. That’s a far cry from your average $700 queen-sized mattress. A bed made of cashmere, flax, horsehair, lamb’s wool and silk would make for a very comfortable sleep. The bed was created by Hastens, a Swedish company. Now, imagine fitting this mattress into the floating bed.