Most Expensive Antiques Ever Sold


2. Badminton Cabinet: $32 Million

Considered one of the finest pieces of French furniture ever crafted, 30 craftsmen worked on the Badminton Cabinet, and it took them six years to complete it. Handcrafted in Florence during the Medici Dynasty, the cabinet is over 12 feet tall, and is decorated with colored polished stones and semi-precious gems, inlaid with ebony, amethyst, and lapis lazuli. The clock at the top of the Badminton cabinet is marked with fleurs de lys. It once belonged to the Prince of Liechenstein, and it was sold in 2004. At the time, it was the most expensive antique ever sold. Nowadays, it resides in the Liechenstein Museum, where it can be admired by anyone with a passion for the old and beautiful, unlike most valuable antiques who sit in private collections.