Remember that weird old Ikea chair your Uncle Mark couldn’t get rid of? You might want to see if he still has it.
While rare, some vintage Ikea furniture is going for thousands of dollars at auction, online auction house
An Ikea “Ake” sofa made in the 1950s recently sold for $3,700 at auction, while Ikea’s “Tema” book shelve by Gillis Lundgren are selling for up to $3,900, according to
Silfverstolpe said in a phone interview that some of the
Ikea, which was founded in 1943 in Sweden, has become known around the world for its affordable, stylish furniture.
Silfverstolpe said there could be a chance for items people currently own to become popular and possibly valuable in the future.
“Some of the furniture is obviously bad material and won’t last, but the furniture that (is) made with good quality, so to speak, could definitely be valuable in the future because people won’t think about it as things that you can actually sell on