THE 2009 MOST EXPENSIVE CRIB LIST
Twelve companies and designers make the most expensive crib models worldwide. They range in style from wooden to circular to wrought iron cribs and top nearly $5,000! Most of the cribs are custom made, painted and design to order and cannot be purchased off a store floor. Many in the list are brands favored by the wealthy, royalty, athletes and celebrities because who else can afford such elaborate and extravagantly priced cribs?
The methodology Bellyitch used for creating this list is (1) the retail availability of the model in stores or online; (2) appears in sales catalogs (online & brick&mortar) with other high end, designer and luxury lines; and (3) has a crib that sells for over $1,000 US.
Finally, this list is based on my own personal research. Please let me know in a comment if ou come across a brand that should fit somewhere on this list.
THE MOST EXPENSIVE CRIB
#1 BRAND: ART FOR KIDS
TOP OF THE LINE : French Panel Crib
RETAIL PRICE: $4, 1,40
DESCRIPTION: The French Panel Crib by Art for Kids is perfect for your prince or princess. In the style of French Empire, it features an antique cherry finish and gold leaf molding on the end panels. This crib requires a standard size mattress (not included). There are three mattress positions and a drop rail. Crafted from 100% alder and birch wood, this crib is simply royal. It is a great addition to any nursery. Design Features: Dimensions: Width: 56″ , Depth: 33″ , Height: 48″; Crafted from 100% alder and birch wood; Some assembly is required
OTHER MODELS PRICE RANGE : $2,300-$3,723
BELLYITCH SAYS: This model is beautiful and quite ornate looking. I favor darker woods for several reasons, one of them being that darker woods can be feminine and masculine and it can meld well with changing decor. For that much money, this would definitely be a family heirloom and I’m thinking that 100% alder and birchwood can last thousand years.
DESCRIPTION: The Circus Day spindle crib by Sweet Beginnings brings a a cheerful and whimsical design to the room. Perfect for your little one, this delightful crib offers an heirloom quality that will enthrall everyone. Handpainted and made from fine wood, the crib is available in many colors so that you can truly customize the piece to match any child’s room or decor. There are three mattress height settings. This crib is sure to be enjoyed for years to come. Crib Features: Dimensions: 54″ x 30.5″ x 48.5”; Many designs and companion pieces available; Optional: Storage drawer available
RETAIL PRICE $3, 849
DESCRIPTION: This Cinderella Carriage Crib has no match – even in fairytales. Beautifully hand crafted by Corsican, the makers of the finest wrought iron furniture for more than 40 years, this storybook masterpiece enchants the eye with her big wheels, trailing vines, and delicate rosette accents at all the connection joints. 27.5″W x 52″L x 6″H; Coil Mattress: Innerspring core with foam padding; Waterproof Cover; Anti-microbial – treated to prevent bacteria growth; Hypoallergenic; Meets Fire Safety Requirements; 2 Levels of Firmness- 1 side is firmer and the reverse side is softer; Welded Seams – Keep out dust and germs; Square Edges – prevent gaps and promote a tight sheet fit; Made In USA
OTHER MODEL RETAIL PRICE RANGE: $2,860-$3799
BELLYITCH SAYS: Whoa mama! For your little princess, literally! This is plucked out of a fair tale and I think is a little too much. It screams, “NOTHING’s too good for my princess.” Over the top, if you ask me, but if that’s your thing, good for ya! Also, Corsican makes many wrought iron cribs and many of tthis company’s crib designs appear quite vintage to me, like something an aristocrat during the European Renaissance would’ve rested her kid in… Pretty neat.
#4 BRAND: Offi and Company
TOP OF THE LINE MODEL: Nest Crib
RETAIL PRICE: $2, 499
Description: Offi’s Nest Crib combines simple iconic style with the integrity of materials that today’s parents expect. The Crib features the highest quality walnut or maple veneers seamlessly applied to the bent plywood frame. The Nest crib includes a toddler day-bed conversion panel to sustain the lifeof the product and adapt to your child’s needs.
Other Models Retail Price Range: $1,199-$1,789
BELLYITCH SAYS:What a Scandinavian looking crib. It seems so sturdy and all, but so sterile to me. I do like the clean lines and the simplistic design. The Swedes, Norwegians, Swiss etc are masters at solid quality constructed designs. This crib falls well into that standard.