They want the auction to be as peaceful and as successful as possible. Hollywood's Julien's Catalogue.com would not want to brandish the name of the former owner of the antique pieces of furniture and other art works from a mansion in Holmby Hills Estate.
The legendary musician Michael Jackson
Nonetheless, the reports encouraged the premiere auction house of Hollywood's and celebrity assets took the hint and namedropped the late pop icon Michael Jackson in its forthcoming sale of MJ's own art collection and his rented property during the last days of his life.
The 100 N. Carolwood Drive auction features fine and decorative arts, paintings, antiques and furniture befitting a 17,000 square foot mansion in the Holmby Hills area. Fine art highlights coming to the block include a Maurice Utrillo watercolor (est. $20,000 - $30,000); seascapes by Ludolf Bakhuysen (est $15,000 - $20,000); Abraham Hulk (est $6,000 - $8,000); and Carl Johan Neumann (est. $3,000 - $5,000). Also for sale are a collection of fine 19th century Orientalist works including a watercolor by Paul Pascal (est. $2,000- $3,000); paintings by Robert Gibb, RSA, (est. $3,000 - $4,000); Adolf Schreyer (est. $10,000 - $15,000): and Henri Emilien Rousseau (est. $15,000 - $20,000).
Fine antique furniture includes an elaborately carved and gilded Louis XV headboard (est $3,000 - $4,000); a Louis XVI style pier mirror (est. $2,000 - $3,000); a Louis XVI style armoire with ormolu mounts (est. $2,500 -$3,500) and matching headboard (est. $2,000 - $3,000); and a fancy burlwood Victorian Revival Style armoire (est. $6,000 - $8,000) ensuite with other matching pieces including a headboard, nightstands and a dresser.
This auction presents a special opportunity for collectors to purchase fine and decorative art and furnishings from the famous Holmby Hills Estate - 100 North Carolwood Drive
The California property, located in prestigious Holmby Hills Estate of 100 North Carolwood Drive and rented by Michael Jackson and his family for more than five years is set to be put on auction, according to reports.
Reports from Global Property Guide and Pat Stevens of Fairfax Media Australia said the Los Angeles high-end property, rented by the late pop idol Michael Jackson and spent the last days of his life, is now being sold for no less than $23.5 million.
The 100 North Carolwood Drive mansion sits in a 17, 000 square metre property and was built in 2002. What might have attracted the late MJ to stay longer in this North Carolwood mansion was the grandiose 3-story French Chateau style estate, which sits on 1.26 acres, has 8 bedrooms, 11 bathrooms, 12 fireplaces, 1 movie theatre, entrance hall with curving staircase, formal living and dining rooms, a den with adjoining library, theatre room, family room, gourmet kitchen with eating area, wine cellar and heated swimming pool and a guesthouse.
Julien's said a live auction for the 100 North Carolwood Drive home is set on 12 December in Beverly Hills.
MJ leased this sprawling mansion in the Holmby Hills area of Los Angeles for $100,000 a month in 2008 after the Neverland Ranch was foreclosed and transferred to Sycamore Valley Ranch Company LLC.
Other prominent residents at the Holmby Hills, LA were celebrities Elvis Presley, Walt Disney and the Playboy magazine's Hugh Hefner.
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