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.
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.
GET IT AT: Baby Box Online Store
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.
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.
TOP OF THE LINE MODEL: Chelsea Lifetime Convertible Crib
RETAIL PRICE: $1,537
DESCRIPTION: There is no match to this glamorous crib. Just picture it! A unique lyrical silhouette, exquisite inlaid carvings, and unique scroll shaped legs. The Chelsea crib is a true piece of art. Chelsea is the first and last bed your child will ever need. Chelsea offers incredible functionality by converting into a magnificent bed with our optional kit.
OTHER MODELS RETAIL PRICE: $690-$1,442
TOP OF THE LINE MODEL: Jefferson
Retail Price: $1,499
DESCRIPTION: A gorgeous piece with lots of detail, the Jefferson Crib will go nicely in any nursery. This heirloom quality crib has a mattress with three adjustable heights, fixed rail sides, and meets all safety requirements. Some assembly required. Treehouse Trading Company products are handmade in the USA using a combination of Poplar and Russian Birch. This item is customized with a variety of colors and options to ensure a unique designer look for your child's special space.
BELLYITCH SAYS: TreeHouse trading makes one of the best solid constructed furniture and its cribs are no different. Most look like Mission style which is a design that has an old world colonial flavor to me. Theother models of cribs also have thick slats. These cribs too are wonderfully handmade in the United States.
TreeHouse trading makes one of the best solid constructed furniture and its cribs are no different. Most look like Mission style which is a design that has an old world colonial flavor to me. Theother models of cribs also have thick slats. These cribs too are wonderfully handmade in the United States.
OTHER MODELS RETAIL PRICE RANGE: $1,099-1,340
TOP OF THE LINE MODEL: Picadilly Cream Round Crib
RETAIL PRICE: $1,476
DESCRIPTION: The Picadilly Round Crib by All Things Creative is hand painted in a cream and black finish. It is the perfect choice for a more sophisticated nursery. This round crib also features a crisp black wreath in the center panel, for a perfect touch to compliment the top and bottom appliques. Lastly, each post carries a complimenting gold finial. The new popularity of round cribs is due to the 360 degrees of optical stimulation for your baby, giving them the full view of its nursery surroundings. Round cribs offer 3 square inches more total area than a rectangular cribs and are 14" wider, which is safer when a child falls backward while holding onto side rail. Features include: Each crib is handcrafted in the USA and custom painted for each order. Can be ordered with distressed or standard finish. Please note: Constructed of beech, maple, and birch; Tapered legs, secured by mortise and tendon joints; Strong metal cross braces under the wood mattress support; Crib is steel reinforced, and exceeds all industry safety standards; Two-position height adjustment; Dimensions: 42" Inside Diameter (will accommodate children until they are 35” tall); 46" Outside Diameter; 76" Height; Mattresses are supplied by the leading juvenile mattress company. Mattresses are sold as an option for an additional $175.00).
OTHER MODEL RETAIL PRICE RANGE: $862-$1,433
BELLYITCH SAYS: I think the first time I saw a circular crib was in a nursery of a celebrity on an episode of MTv's "Cribs". I find these cribs aesthetically pretty to look at and I wonder if they are safe for a baby after he starts rolling around because most babies do not roll in complete circles and I can see a kid getting jammed up in one area and getting a crick in her/his neck or strain in the arm. But maybe babies are so pliable that they don't suffer from such things. Who knows.
I think the first time I saw a circular crib was in a nursery of a celebrity on an episode of MTv's "Cribs". I find these cribs aesthetically pretty to look at and I wonder if they are safe for a baby after he starts rolling around because most babies do not roll in complete circles and I can see a kid getting jammed up in one area and getting a crick in her/his neck or strain in the arm. But maybe babies are so pliable that they don't suffer from such things. Who knows.
TOP OF THE LINE MODEL: Celine
RETAIL PRICE: $1,364
DESCRIPTION: The Celine Crib by Newport Cottages breathes sophistication. This crib is adorned with painted caning on the end two panels and coordinates nicely with the Celine Armoire, Celine Changing Dresser and the Celine Nightstand. Crib is adjustable for varying mattress heights and one side rail conveniently lowers for ease of use. Newport Cottages heirloom-quality cribs are bench-made using fine craftsmanship and traditional woodworking techniques; each piece is individually built from start to finish by a highly skilled carpenter. Made in the U.S.A. constructed from select hardwoods. A hand-rubbed finish is carefully applied to each piece, which results in a unique appearance for every piece. Individually applied, these finishes can be customized in color and style, to provide an endless array of options. (Please note that different species of woods may vary in terms of finishes, and each has its own inherent qualities.)Please contact one of our design associates at 800 373 8216 for further information or assistance in selecting a finish or paint color. Different species of wood have their own inherent qualities, therefore finishes may vary slightly. Can be converted into toddler bed; Dimensions: 55"L x 31"D x 49"H; crib meets all CPSC and ASTM safety regulations; All Newport Cottages Furniture is custom made to order and once an order is placed, it therefore cannot be returned. Each piece ships directly from the designer.