By Le Figaro with AFP
450 lots will be put up for sale by Bonhams, online and during a sale in London on February 7.
Ball gowns and porcelain corgis, fans of “The Crown» will be able to acquire costumes, accessories and sets fromthe famous Netflix series during auctions organized online and in London by the Bonhams house in February.
Reproductions of Elizabeth II’s dressing table, the green jaguar of Princess Diana or the gate of Buckingham Palace, used for the series, the last season of which has been broadcast since Thursday, are among the 450 lots put up for sale.
They will be exhibited free of charge to the public by the British house Bonhams in its salons in New York, Los Angeles, Paris and London, before being sold at auction in the British capital on February 7. Some pieces will also be offered online between January 30 and February 8.
Charlie Thomas, one of the directors of the Bonhams group in the United Kingdom, was fascinated by “the degree of sophistication» accessories or dresses, and by decorations «extraordinary“, like a copy of the facade of 10 Downing Street, “which give the feeling of actually being there“. “It will be fascinating to see who wants to bid» for such a life-size decor, he declared Tuesday in an interview with AFP.
“Buy yourself a piece of television history”
If the prices of the emblematic pieces risk soaring – up to 50,000 pounds (57,000 euros) according to him for the coronation carriage, other lots will be offered at more accessible starting prices, such as a porcelain duo of corgis , the beloved dogs of Queen Elizabeth IIaround 200 pounds (230 euros).
“The show has won the hearts of millions“, And “everyone will have the chance to buy a piece of television history», ured Charlie Thomas. And if the carriage adorned with gold is sold without the horses, it is, like all other objects, “in perfect working order“, he ured.
Proceeds from the physical auction will go to students at the National Film and Television School, in collaboration with the British production house of “The Crown» Left Bank Pictures. Some 11.1 million spectators have already watched the first episodes of the sixth and final season of this multi-award winning series but often criticized for its accommodations with historical reality.