Rare and Old Ikea Pieces Have Sold at Auctions for more than $65,000

By: Jessica Herron, Editorial Staff

Ikea is famous worldwide for inexpensive, flat packed furniture.  It’s the go-to store for young people looking to furnish their homes on a budget or families looking for inexpensive options.  Some vintage Ikea products, however, have been causing a buzz on the auction circuit, commanding prices hundreds of times their original worth.These items are being purchased by collectors looking for the rare and unusual of Ikea’s products.  So, your Billy shelf or Poäng chair won’t be funding your retirement any time soon.  

However, if you find yourself sitting on these Ikea “clam” chairs which were designed and released in 1944, you might be in for a pleasant surprise. A pair of these chairs sold at auction for over $64,000.

 

A pair of these chairs sold at auction for over $64,000.

 

The “Natura” leather armchair, designed by Karin Mobring for the store in the 1970s is also worth a significant amount.  A pair of these chairs can now fetch over $1700 at auction.

For those of you who don’t have furniture of that vintage, the rare and wonderful Vilbert chair designed for Ikea in 1993 by Verner Panton now sells from anywhere between $700 to $1,000. 

Even dining sets from Ikea can become expensive over time. A ceramic “Nejlika” terrine from Ikea sold for over $1,500 at a recent auction.

Ikea sold for over $1,500 at a recent auction