Michael Jackson’s Furniture Goes Up for Auction
Michael Jackson's custom made furniture used to fill his London home during his ill-fated This Is It Tour is set to go up on the auction block June 25, one year after the music legend's death. Comprised of 22 pieces, the collection includes a red velvet sofa that seats nine, and a leopard print chair trimmed with ostrich feathers. The handmade Italian pieces will be sold by Julien's Auction auctions at Las Vegas' Planet Hollywood.
The furniture auctions kicks off the first of a three-day sale to include 200 items from the life and career of Jackson and other music icons. The auction house, known for its sale of celebrity memorabilia, also sold Jackson's famed glittery glove, worn the night he debuted the moonwalk during the Motown 25th Anniversary Special in 1983.
Prior to the items going on sale, a recreation of the living room can be viewed by the public at the Newbridge Silverware Museum of Style Icons in Ireland from March 16 to May 30 then at Planet Hollywood on June 14 through June 25.
A percentage of the sales from the auction will benefit MusiCares, which provides financial, medical and personal emergencies for musicians in needs; and Joshua Heart, which works to end world hunger.