Michael Jackson Auction Raises $1 Million
19 December 2011, 15:50
A Los Angeles auction house has auctioned off items from the late singer's last home.
An auction of Michael Jackson's belongings has raised nearly $1million in Los Angeles.
The sale, which took place over the weekend, featured items taken from the home the late King Of Pop was using while preparing for his London comeback gigs.
The most popular pieces of memorabilia included a Victorian Revival-style bedroom suite, which sold for $25,075.
An 18th-century French clock sold for $9,375, while a Cupid oil painting sold for $11,250.
One of the standout items was chalkboard that featured a note from Michael's children - Prince, Paris and Blanket - which sold for $5,000.
A Regency-style desk ($4,375) and "Venus Blinding Cupid," an oil painting modelled on one by 16th-century artist Titian ($11,250).
The auction took place at Julien's Auctions over two sessions.
Michael died on July 23 2009 while getting ready for his ill-fated gigs at London's O2 Arena.