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25th Oct, 2021

Elton John's bed is still standing - and you could win it at auction

James Iles 27th Sep, 2020

“I’M Still Standing” are words Sir Elton John has sung countless times, but even rock stars go to bed eventually – and, judging by a bed formerly belonging to the music legend that is up for auction, when the Rocketman retires for the evening, he does so in style.

You never know who may have been “rolling like thunder, under the covers” in the Art Deco style bed that once resided in Sir Elton’s London property, going under the hammer at Birmingham-based Fellows Auctioneers.

But guests at the house where the satinwood veneered double bed is taken from are known to have previously included the former US President Bill Clinton…

The bed was originally sold in a 2003 Sotheby’s auction entitled ‘Elton John and his London Lifestyle, where the five-time Grammy Award-winning musician sold off large quantities of his home to implement a more modern style.

Interested parties thinking of bidding on the rock star’s bed, should know it is featuring as Lot 748 in Fellows’ Antiques, Silver & Collectables sale, with an estimated price of £300 to £400.

The luxury piece of furniture is still standing at 161cm high, despite being moved around in recent years, and retains the label and lot number from the Sotheby’s auction 17-years ago.

It is not known which room this bed – featuring a stepped headboard flanked by two bedside cupboards – is from, however guests of the residence over the years have included individuals as notable as the former President of the United States Bill Clinton.

Also up for auction from Elton John’s property are a pair of Versace Rosenthal Wild Flora ice pails. This lot also featured in Sotheby’s 2003 auction and includes an auction catalogue for the 2003 Elton John sale in which the item was purchased.

The ice pails feature white glazed grounds printed with lilies entwined around classical columns. Listed as Lot 317 in the sale, they enter auction with an estimate of £300 to £400.

Kevin Jackson, Auctioneer & Senior Specialist from the Antiques Department 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.”

The auction ends on Monday, October 5 and bids can be placed on the item now.

For more information about the auction visit https://www.fellows.co.uk/Antiques-Silver-Collectables/2020-10-05

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