CollectionsLuxury Home Collectables

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The limited editions and luxury home collectables of the market today have long been sought after around the world. Collectors are travelling far and wide to discover the rarest and most desirable of possessions. Some of these collectables can be found to date back to the 7th century, while others are set to become classics of our era.

Fabergé eggs

These unique and exquisitely designed luxury home collectables date back to the Tsar era and have, at their peak, fetched beyond $9.6 million. These jewelled creations were designed and made by the House of Fabergé. Between the years of 1885 and 1917 virtually all of the eggs were crafted under the supervision of Peter Carl Fabergé. A large proportion of these eggs are owned by a variety of museums but you will find the occasional private collector, such as Viktor Vekselberg (an oil and gas tycoon), who owns nine of the eggs, paying $100 million USD for the privilege. The queen herself owns three of the eggs as part of her royal collection. What makes all of these eggs truly unique isn’t just the design, but that each house a unique and prodigal gift inside.

The House of Fabergé still exists today. Under new ownership, it re-launched as a jeweller in 2009, with the new management hiring two of Fabergé’s great-granddaughters as directors.

Aphrodite Vintage Decanter

As part of the Lalique collection, the Aphrodite Vintage Decanter is currently selling for $2900. Joining the luxurious range of Lalique decanters already available, this design uses glare of satin-finished crystal and a curvaceous sculpture of Aphrodite to stand out as a unique counterpart to its predecessors.

Handcrafted in France, this design, new for 2017, is made from the finest crystal and intended to encapsulate the luxury home collectables lifestyle.

The 1066 Piano Collection

These traditional, exceptionally crafted pianos are as opulent as you can get. From tastefully subtle to the outrageously extravagant, these pianos are the ideal luxury home collectables for music lovers or for those with a taste for the theatrical. Using the 1066 design studio, you can create a bespoke piano made from the finest materials and your choice of lacquer. Otherwise, invest in one of the exquisitely made, limited edition production batches.

Annie Leibovitz, Taschen

When publisher Benedict Taschen proposed the idea to renowned portrait photographer Annie Leibovitz to compile her greatest works into a ‘sumo-sized’ book, she was both intrigued and challenged. What was eventually produced took several years to compose and now is both a collector’s delight as well as a visionary compilation of work. Containing previously unseen images of icons such John Lennon and Yoko Ono, the book also makes divine use of its proportions to include a range of group shots that could only be truly appreciated with the quality this publication postulates.

A key feature of this publication is the four exclusive covers it has to offer; Whoopi Goldberg, Keith Haring, David Byrne and Patti Smith. There is a total of 10,000 signed and numbered copies, available as either a Collector’s Edition (No. 1,001–10,000) or as an Art Edition (No. 1–1,000) with a fine art print, signed by Annie Leibovitz, and the full set of all four covers.

Each book also comes with a stand designed by Marc Newson.

The Wedgwood Lee Broom limited edition collection

These luxury home collectibles are currently exclusive to Harrods, the vases and china wear of Lee Broom is set to become a modern feature of the collectors’ assortment. His new capsule assembly consists of a set of a limited edition ornaments whose key features include using monochrome stripes as the focal point of his design. There are four designs in total, each of which is produced to the limited number of fifteen. Broom took several classic Wedgwood silhouettes from different periods, juxtaposing them with postmodern forms.

The Wedgwood Lee Broom collection is priced from £7,500 and available exclusively at Harrods.

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