MJ memorabilia up for auction
The luxury furniture Michael Jackson commissioned before his death will go under the hammer in June in Las Vegas, along with other personal items from the King of Pop, Julien’s Auctions announced.entertainment Updated: Mar 15, 2010 01:00 IST
The luxury furniture Michael Jackson commissioned before his death will go under the hammer in June in Las Vegas, along with other personal items from the King of Pop, Julien’s Auctions announced on Friday.
The 22 pieces of furniture Jackson ordered from Italy’s Colombostile Artisans to fill the home where he was to live during his This is It London concert series will be featured in the June 25 Music Icons auction at Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino.
“Michael’s fans and the public will experience how the entertainer’s home would’ve looked like with his custom designed furniture,” the auction house said.
The collection includes several armchairs upholstered in mother of pearl or platinum-gold leaf (estimated at $18,500) and two with gold double-headed eagle embroidery ($60,000). It also includes a 17th century-style gilt ebonised wood writing desk ($120,000) and a Baroque red velvet and gilt sofa ($150,000).
The auction will also feature more than 200 items from Jackson’s life and career, including a signed Beat It jacket (estimated at $8,000-12,000), his white Swarovski Crystal Glove ($30,000) and signed Bad Lyrics ($2,000-4,000).
From other music icons, the auction includes a lock of Elvis Presley’s hair ($8,000), a Fender guitar used onstage by Jimi Hendrix ($150,000-200,000), and Britney Spears’ stage costumes.