Different Types Of Unaffordable Antique

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Some people are fascinated when it comes to antique items. They do have a reason for it since antiques are incredibly rare.However, some are extremely pricey. From lamps, watches, to one of a kind documents, here are some of the most unaffordable antiques of all time.

What Makes An Object Antique

Before we get into the list, it is best to figure out what makes an object antique. Some people might think that everything that is old is an antique object.

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Different Types Of Unaffordable Antique

According to experts, any item that is over a hundred years old is an antique. However, not every dealer uses this 100-year-old rule. Some people buy or sell items that are a little over 50 to 80 years old. Usually, it depends on the history of the object as well as who originally owned or made it. 

Most Popular Antiques

  • Watches

When it comes to watches, the finest and oldest pieces of watches were those made Patek Philippe. These watches were considered to be the holy grail of watches in the world. These watches were only meant for the Russi royals. Queen Victoria also got a pendant watch.

The first female wrist watch was designed by Philippe in the 18th century. During that time, men carry pocket watches. It is possible for you to own one since they still exist in auctions. Just be sure that you have between $50,000 to $1 million with you. 

  • Lamps

Home furniture has always been one of the most common ways to identify if a family is wealthy. Most noble families have the finest furniture. During the early 1900s, Tiffany Glass and Decorating Company created lamps that can now cost millions today.

Tiffany Dragonfly lamp was being auctioned for $2.1 million at an auction in 2015. The lamp was previously owned by business magnate Andrew Carnegie, which is the reason why it was even more valuable. 

The Tiffany Dragonfly lamp one of the most expensive antique lamps ever sold. However, there are lamps that are less than a hundred thousand dollars.  

  • Documents

If you think that accessories and furniture are way too expensive, you might want to get ready for this one. Known to be one of the most valuable artifacts of history, the Codex Leicester of Leonardo da Vinci.

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Different Types Of Unaffordable Antique

This superb manuscript consist of 72 pages. It was published in 1510 and in 1994 bought it at an auction in New York for over $30 million, which is now equivalent to over $50 million. This manuscript has been termed as one of the most valuable antiques in the entire world. It is currently roaming the globe for historical displays.

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