As the hit Netflix show “The Crown” comes to a close, British film and TV production company Left Bank Pictures has announced that it will auction off a few of the show’s most iconic props to benefit charity, according to a report in People magazine. “Proceeds from the live auction will go towards establishing the Left Bank Pictures – The Crown Scholarship Program at the National Film and Television School, allowing the next generation of film and television makers to receive world-renowned training.” Bonham The auction house said
The Crown Auction, a “once-in-a-lifetime auction of approximately 450 props, furniture and costumes” from all six seasons of Peter Morgan’s popular drama inspired by the lives of the British royal family, was announced on Sunday. Just like season 6 of the Netflix series, the auction is also divided into two parts.
On February 7, at Bonhams’ main saleroom in London, around 150 lots will be put up for live auction. The online auction, which will include around 300 lots and takes place from January 30 to February 8 on Bonhams.com, is available for those keen to buy even earlier.
The auction will feature replicas of famous pieces that belonged to Princess Diana, such as the sapphire engagement ring that Emma Corrin wore in her first appearance in Season 4, and the revenge dress that Elizabeth Debicki wore in Season 5 when she broke up with then-Prince Charles (who she played Played by Dominic West), and the leopard swimsuit that appeared in Season 6 when Princess Diana’s character went on vacation and posed for photos.
Furthermore, other royal regalia up for grabs include replicas of the Gold State Coach, the ceremonial coronation outfit worn by Claire Foy in Season 1 to portray Queen Elizabeth’s 1953 coronation and two gowns worn as the young Queen Elizabeth. Exact copies of the St Edward’s Chair seen on the day of Queen Elizabeth’s coronation, as well as the famous facades from Buckingham Palace and 10 Downing Street, the residence and office of the British Prime Minister, are also for sale.
“It has been an honor for me and everyone at Left Bank Pictures to be at the heart of The Crown,” said Andy Harries, CEO of Left Bank and executive producer of The Crown. “Its tremendous global success has a lot to do with us working with the best creative and production talent in this country.” We want to invest the profits from this wonderful auction in the next generation of film and television talent.”