Michael Jackson’s Furniture To Be Sold At Auction
Last year before his unfortunate demise Julien’s Auctions was set to auction off many of Michael Jackson’s belongings in a lavish affair that was later canceledwww.luxist.com/2009/04/14/michael-jackson-auction-canceled/. This summer as part of the “Music Icons” summer auction taking place at Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino Las Vegas on Friday, June 25th, Julien’s Auctions will sell some of the King of Pop’s unused furnishings. The auction includes 22 furniture lots commissioned by Michael Jackson by Colombostile Artisans for his planned residence in Kent, England, during the “This Is It” concert series in London.
A recreation of Michael Jackson’s Kent home will be shown at the Newbridge Silverware’s Museum of Style Icon’s in Ireland from Tuesday, March 16th – Sunday May 30th and at Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino Las Vegas from Monday, June 14th – Friday, June 25th. The exhibit will show how the entertainer’s home would have looked like with his custom designed Colombostile furniture. Colombostile will be donating proceeds from the sale of these items to benefit MusiCares and Joshua’s Heart charities.
Michael Jackson always had rococo tastes and the pieces include a seashell encrusted silk upholstered “Shells” bergere with silver leaf front legs from the “Haute Couture” collection (Est. $16,500/$18,500), a lavish “Swarovski” crystal embellished bergere finished in platinum-gold leaf and upholstered in metallic leather from the “Haute Couture” collection (Est. $16,500/$18,500), A faux leopard and Ostrich feather trimmed “Wild Cat” bergere from the “Haute Couture” collection (Est. $16,500/$18,500), A regal pair of red velvet armchairs with gold double-headed eagle embroidery from the “Kalamos” collection (Est. $57,000/$60,000) will also be sold. Also for sale is a magnificent 17th century style parcel gilt ebonized wood writing desk with mother of pearl inlay from the “Il ‘600” collection (Est. $115,000/$120,000) and a monumental Baroque/eclectic style red velvet and parcel gilt sofa with hard stone inlay from the “Esmeralda” collection (Est. $130,000/$150,000).
The auction will include more than 200 items from Michael Jackson’s life and career as well as other music icons. Studies by David Nordahl for some of his pieces of Jackson-themed art that adorned Netherland will also be offered for sale as well as a selection of Michael Jackson jackets, lyrics and sunglasses. Pieces form other icons are also represented. A lock of Elvis Presley’s hair is is estimated at $6,000-$8,000. A Jimi Hendrix guitar, Britney Spears stage costumes and much more round out the three-day extravaganza.