10 awesome home bars
Home bars became popular in the 1950s. Today they remain essential for the discerning drinker. Here are 10 of the most beautiful bars on the market.
10. Boat bar
The classic boat bar is an icon of kitsch. This one sold for $500 at Sandwich Auction House in 2014.
9. Tagliaube roll top
Italian designers Tagliabue are best known for their architectural work. This roll top bar acheived $850 at Palm Beach Modern Auctions in 2015.
8. Maitland-Smith dollshouse
This may look like a high-end dollshouse, but it's actually a bar by Maitland-Smith. It sold for $1,000 at Wilton Gallery in 2016.
Fornasetti's classically inspired pieces are only growing in popularity. This bar made $2,400 at Kamelot Auctions in 2016.
6. Massey-Ferguson tractor
Yes, that is an original tractor hood. This remarkable piece can be yours for just £980 ($1,221) on eBay.
5. Rene Obst
This art-deco counter bar by Rene Obst dates to 1935. It realised $3,595 at Auctionata in 2016.
4. Mid-century Italian counter bar
This classic Italian curved front counter bar is from around 1960. It made $4,200 at Kamelot Auctions in 2014.
3. Aldo Tura
Aldo Tura pieces are produced in strictly limited numbers. This circa 1960 bar made $5,000 at Wright in 2016.
2. Hans Wegner Cube
The cube bar is one of Danish designer Hans Wegner's most iconic designs. This one made $9,500 at Wright in 2012.
1. Luigi Scremin
This unusual piece by Luigi Scremin uses leather and copper in its construction. It made $8,672 at Capitoliumart s.r.l in 2015.