The kitchen cabinet ‘refacing’ for £1,000 has a ‘good deal’
A kitchen cabinet that cost £1.5 million and was “refacing” for a “good deal” has sold for just £1 million at auction in a “world-class” deal.
The £1million auction house Christie’s, which had hoped to sell it for £3.4 million, has sold the “world’s most expensive kitchen cabinet” for just under £1m at Christie’s.
The cabinet was originally commissioned in 2002 and was built by John Walker and Sons Ltd, in West Yorkshire.
“The cabinet has been refurbished with new wood, stained glass and the most modern kitchen equipment available, including a new, bespoke counter top, an electric oven and a full range of appliances,” the auction house said in a statement.
“It has also been fitted with modern electronic systems and the largest collection of vintage items from around the world.”
It was originally designed by Sir Walter Raleigh, a British artist, and featured a gold-plated, leather-upholstered cabinet with a large granite countertop.
It was completed by a group of artisans, including Richard Parker, who also designed the Lincolnshire Cathedral.
The auction house also said the cabinet “represents a unique, richly decorative cabinet”.
“It is not only a stunning piece of art but also an outstanding example of the exceptional quality of modern kitchen cabinets,” the statement said.
It said the Cabinet, which is believed to have been made between 1902 and 1907, has a “history as a great success”.
It is believed the cabinet was commissioned in the mid-19th century.
“With its rich, vibrant design, this is one of the rarest, most beautiful, and rare kitchen cabinets in the world,” the company said.
“This cabinet will certainly add much to your collection.”
The cabinet has a number of other items, including: A large glass countertop