World's only replica of the Gold State Coach
Devoted fans could own a reproduction of the late Queen’s Coronation carriage. Estimated at £30,000 – £50,000, this item was one of the series’ most expensive and challenging props.
Another highlight is a recreation of the Number 10 Downing Street façade (£20,000 – £30,000). There is a similar estimate on custom-made replica of the ceremonial coronation garments worn by Claire Foy as Queen Elizabeth II.
Fans can bid for the ‘revenge dress’
Other highlights of the pre-auction exhibition include a black off-the-shoulder frock worn by Debicki in season five and inspired by Diana’s so-called “Revenge Dress” with a price tag of £8,000-12,000, Vanessa Kirby’s ivory wedding dress and veil worn when she played Princess Margaret in season two, the sensational see-through dress worn by Meg Bellamy’s (as Kate Middleton).
Lots for sale from all six seasons
A replica of The Coronation Chair could fetch £20,000. If you are looking for something closer to the reality the iconic, racing green Jaguar XJ-SC driven by actress Elizabeth Debicki while portraying Princess Diana is also on sale with the same estimate.
A recreation of Princess Diana’s sapphire engagement ring, worn by Emma Corrin as Lady Diana Spencer, has been estimated at £2,000-3,000.
A once-in-a-lifetime auction
Charlie Thomas, Bonhams UK Group Director for House Sales and Private & Iconic Collections commented:
“The iconic costumes, props and set pieces from The Crown are extensively researched and made with truly impressive attention to detail by master craftspeople. Not only is this an incredible opportunity to own pieces from the landmark show, it is also the closest anyone can come to owning the real thing – be it the façade of 10 Downing Street or Princess Diana’s engagement ring.”
Proceeds from the live sale will go towards establishing a scholarship programme at the National Film and Television School, which has training sites across Britain.
The exhibition runs until February 5, from 9:30am to 4:30pm on weekdays, and 10am to 4pm on weekends. Entry is free and open to all. Book your timed ticket here, or walk-ins are welcome (queues are expected).
Image credits: © Bonhams and Netflix