Monday, January 26, 2009

$35,000 Toilet?!?!?!

"Dagobert" Wooden Throne by Herbeau. Constructed entirely of solid ash and decorated with hand painted Moustier Polychrome designs. The musical chime "Le Bon Roi Dagobert" begins playing as the lid is raised. MSRP: $14,123 plus shipping.

It seems there has been a bit of confusion about a $35,000 "commode" that found it's way into the office decor of one notorious Mr. John Thain, (ousted Merrill Lynch CEO) via the talents of recently announced White House decorator Michael S. Smith. For an excellent and comprehensive article about the scandal, visit Joni at Cote de Texas for her fascinating report.

Now, back to the now infamous "commode". Yes, a "commode" can be defined as a "toilet". And there are many toilets out there that come close to, and even far exceed the $35,000 price tag. And even though the "commode" in Mr. Thain's office is NOT a toilet, but instead a low chest of drawers, as illustrated in Joni's article, it is amusing to speculate as to what a $35,000 toilet might look like.

The "Isis" toilet by Jemal Wright Bath Designs has been decked out with 50,000 Swarovski crystals and retails for about $75,000

The "most expensive toilet in the world" this 24carat gold and be-jeweled toilet can be found in a Hong Kong jewelry store and has become quite a tourist attraction. Estimated to be worth $7.5 million.

Mr. Thain might be interested to know that, now that he might be looking for a job, he can still get his very own "throne" here.


Blue Muse said...

I sure hope that the 24 karat gold toilet is heated!! Brrrr!

... a Swarovski crystal toilet... now I've really seen it all.

Happy Monday!
xo Isa

desiree@lookiloos said...

I have four boys...and all I can think about is How do you keep that crystal thing clean???

pve design said...

Ah, a royal flush here~ tee hee.

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Gives a whole new meaning to flushing one's money down the drain, now doesn't it?

katiedid said...

Haha! Enjoying all of the "cheeky" puns! Keep-em coming!!!!

Cote de Texas said...

very cute! I actually like that first one!! thanks for the shout-out Katie, much appreciated!

Callie Grayson said...

wow, 7.5 million for a toilet!
that's insane!

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

That was very sweet of you... to make the shopping easy for him! Kinda one stop shopping.

That first one looks uncomfortable with the handle placement. Second thought....that would be a lovely one for him!

michelle said...

he he he...

I think the toilet is something I'd like to see stay in clean white porcelain!

Maybe Mr. Thain will be using a stainless steel communal toilet soon.

wall art said...

why would someone make a toilet so expensive, place like that is known be filthy if it's million dollar toilet or 5,000 dollar toilet. I guess someone has too much money to spend.

Alkemie said...

My eyes Bulged when I saw the Swarovski toilet. I had to totally laugh reading Patricia's comment on a "royal flush". very fitting.

Karen O.