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Elton John’s bed expected to fetch hundreds at auction

A bed belonging to Sir Elton John is expected to fetch hundreds of pounds at auction after it was removed during a clear-out of his London home.

According to Fellows Auctioneers, the Art Deco-style double bed was originally sold in a 2003 Sotheby’s auction entitled ‘Elton John and his London Lifestyle’, where the musician sold off large quantities of furniture to implement a more modern style.

The bed still retains the label and lot number from the Sotheby’s auction 17-years ago.

Fellows adds that while it is not known which room of the singer’s Holland Park House the bed is from, guests to the property over the years have included the likes of former US President Bill Clinton.

The bed, which features a stepped headboard flanked by two bedside cupboards, will be sold by the auctioneers in Birmingham on 5 October and is expected to fetch between £300 to £500.

Also up for auction from Elton John’s property is a pair of Versace Rosenthal Wild Flora ice pails, which are printed with lilies entwined around classical columns. The items enter the auction with an estimate of £300 to £400.

Kevin Jackson, auctioneer & senior specialist at Fellows, said: “These items from Elton John’s London property are some of the more quirky and peculiar lots we have had go under the hammer in recent years.

“The luxury of working in antique auctions is that you never know what’s going to come through the door.

“With Elton John being such a prominent, world renowned musician, I am sure these items won’t be short of attention and demand.”

In 2003, Sir Elton put around 400 lots under the hammer including fake leopard skin sofas and artwork worth hundreds of thousands of pounds.

Speaking at the time, he said: “I wanted to have the opportunity to display more contemporary work in one of my UK homes.

”But as my house in Windsor has a very traditional style, the obvious choice was to remodel my Holland Park home.”

In August, Sir Elton donated a Gucci tracksuit to Jules Auctions, which hosted the MusiCares Charity Auction in Beverly Hills, California, to raise money for MusiCares and the Grand Ole Opry Trust Fund, which offers financial assistance to individuals in the country music industry.

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