The Badminton Cabinet, or Badminton Chest, was commissioned in 1726 by Henry Somerset, 3rd Duke of Beaufort, at the age of 19.
|Designer||Grand Ducal workshops|
|Made in||Florence, Italy|
|Sold by||Christie’s Auction House, London, 9 December 2004 £19,045,250 ($36,662,106)|
|Height||386 cm (151.5 in)|
|Width||232.5 cm (91.25 in)|
Beside this, why is the dragon chair so expensive?
The enormous amount paid for the chair is probably due to the fact that it was a rare piece designed by a famous artist and owned through the years by other famous people. This piece wasn’t considered to be a simple piece of furniture; it was seen as a work of art.