Porcelain figurines, palace furniture and royal pianos are just a few examples of the antiques that make investing in the past profitable.
Click ahead to see some of the most valuable antique assets.
Updated Oct. 15, 2010
First posted Aug. 31, 2009
This glass vase, 11 ¼ inches high, was made around 1900.
The Robinson Crusoe sideboard was made around 1862 by Garrard Robinson. The detailed carvings on the sideboard represent the events from Daniel Defoe’s epic novel of the same name.
These silver gilt wine coaster treys were created by Edward Bernard & Sons of London in 1829.
The Régulateur Louis XV surmounté du Motif le Temp is one of six made by François Linke in the early 1900’s. The clock stands over ten feet tall and took over ten years to make.
This silver coffee pot is one of three Paul Revere pieces made prior to the American Revolution. The phrase “Frangas non flectes” (“Broken, not bowed”) is inscribed on the base of the pot.
These four porcelain figures by Friedrich Elias Meyer were created between 1746 and 1751.
The four-piece bedroom set was made by François Linke around 1870.
This dish set was commissioned by George V. King of Hanover around 1860 and consists of 195 pieces.
This piano was owned by the Empress Carlota of Mexico and made by the London firm Collard & Collard around 1825.
These two English globes were made by the 19th century firm John Newton and Son between 1830 and 1857.
This gemstone-adorned case was made around 1870 for Elisabeth Amalie Eugenie, the Empress of Austria, Queen of Hungary and Royal Princess of Bavaria.
Nineteenth century silversmiths Digby Scott and Benjamin Smith created this plate for King John III in 1803.
The English silversmith Paul de Lamerie made these candlesticks during the 1700’s.