In late 18th century Philadelphia, Tufft was one of the cityâ€™s most prosperous cabinetmakers. While his shop was not as large or prolific as that of his contemporaries Benjamin Randolph and Thomas Affleck, his rank was likely that of their equal. Elegance, grace, and delicate carving characterize Thomas Tufftâ€™s furniture. He typically chose a restrained [...]
A mansion in London is set to sell for Â£117million ($230 mn) â€“ making it the worldâ€™s costliest home. The palatial residence, on a street dubbed Billionairesâ€™ Row, is believed to have been bought by Britainâ€™s richest man, steel tycoon Lakshmi Mittal. He is believed to be close to exchanging contracts with owner Noam Gottesman, [...]
Its creators admit it is the ultimate in decadence: a $175 hamburger. The Wall Street Burger Shoppe just raised its price from $150 to assure its designation as the costliest burger in the city as determined by Pocket Change, an online newsletter about the most expensive things in New York. “Wall Street has good days [...]
A Ferrari 250 GT California Spyder once owned by U.S. actor James Coburn fetched nearly $11 million (5.6 million pounds) at auction, making it the most valuable vintage car ever sold under the hammer, organisers said on Monday. The rare black convertible was one of 33 cars and scores of Ferrari memorabilia sold at auction [...]
Australian company Starpics has created a completely unique pair of guitar picks made from meteors. Said to be around 4 billion years old, Gibeon meteorites were discovered in 1836 in Namibia, Africa, where their sale and export were banned by the local government. Despite that fact, over twenty-five tons of the meteorites have been recovered [...]
Chocopologie by Knipschildt sells the world’s most expensive chocolate, a hand made chocolate with 70 percent Valrhona cocoa powder rolled over French Black truffle for a chocolaty $250.00 each or $2,600.00/pound.