Do you own any of these valuable pieces of IKEA furniture?
IKEA has become one of the biggest companies in the world by offering great design at low prices.
Some of those pieces have since been celebrated as design classics and while they were cheap when they were available in stores, they certainly aren’t now.
Here are 8 pieces of IKEA furniture that are now worth a small fortune.
Do you have one in your home?
8. Moment Sofa (1985)
The Moment sofa was created by Danish designer Niels Gammelgaard. Issued in 1985, it’s a classic updating of a mid-century sofa for the 1980s.
These were originally sold at $165.
Now they retail for around the $1,100 mark.
7. Jarpen wire chair (1983)
Another hot item by Niels Gammelgaard, this Jarpen wire chair remains a staple in high-end design magazines.
Despite the simplicity of its design, it regularly sells for close to $900.
6. PS Selma (2008)
The Selma chair was one of a series of pieces created for IKEA’s PS emerging designer selection in 2008.
It was released as a limited edition run and features a cushion that acts like a flip book, allowing you to change the fabric and pattern.
They were originally sold for $399 and now change hands for $1,500.
5. Ulvo sideboard (1960s)
The Ulvo sideboard by Eric Wort is a quality piece made from oak. It's every bit the equal of the high-end furniture produced in Scandinavia by smaller companies during the 1960s.
That’s why it’s still immensely sought after today. Expect to pay around $4,000 for one.
4. Vilbert chair (1995)
The Vilbert chair is a modernist, Bauhaus-inspired design that has proved a hit on the secondary market.
They were originally sold for $16.
Now you’d be lucky to get change from $1,000.
3. Ekolsund bookcase (1990s)
The Ekolsund bookcase - from the prized 1700 series - was designed by IKEA in collaboration with Sweden's National Heritage Board.
It's based on traditional 18th century Swedish carpentry.
Only a limited number were produced. The few that do come to auction sell for around the $1,000 mark.
2. Ake chair (1952)
The Ake chair is a bona-fide classic, introduced during the 1950s.
It features an unusual take on the wing back design and has aged particularly well.
Today you can pick one up for around $1,800.
1. Bergslagen table (1990s)
Another entry from IKEA's 1700 series, this lacquered folding table was produced in a fetching white.
Its timeless simplicity has made it a hit with buyers.
One sold for $2,988 at Bukowksi's Market in Stockholm in 2013.
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