Best Ostentatious Sale Item

Chinese Wedding Bed at Abdiana

As the last bastion of luxury in the liquidation-ravaged eighth-floor of the Abdiana Building, the Chinese wedding bed houses a small, square mattress inside a baroque wooden frame with gold-painted accents. A pale canopy covers the bed's densely patterned overhang and droops over the carved birds that adorn its edges. The mattress is frighteningly firm -- anyone brave enough to try the bounce-a-quarter test might end up impaled by nickel-coated copper. The price remains steep at $2,000, but it has plunged by $1,000 in the past two months, which is welcome news for those looking to celebrate Chinese custom by installing a brand-new bridal bed and covering it with fruit prior to a wedding ceremony.

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