Six of the 100 chairs used at King Charles III’s coronation in May 2023 will be auctioned off by Christie’s in October, with proceeds going to four charities chosen by the King and Queen.
The chairs, which were made from sustainably-sourced British oak and upholstered in blue velvet, were designed and created by Rugby-based cabinetmaker N.E.J. Stevenson, in collaboration with The Snowdon School of Furniture.
The auction will take place online on Christie’s platform, The Collector, from October 13 to November 3, 2023. The chairs will be sold in pairs, with estimated prices ranging from $3,000 to $5,000 per pair.
The proceeds from the auction will be divided equally between four charities: Emmaus UK, SafeLives, The Prince’s Trust, and The Prince’s Foundation.
The auction of the coronation chairs is a unique opportunity to own a piece of royal history and to support four worthy charities. It is also a reminder of the importance of craftsmanship and the value of sustainable materials.
The auction of the coronation chairs is a unique opportunity for the public to get a closer look at the royal family and the traditions that surround them. It is also a chance to support four charities that are important to King Charles and Queen Camilla.
The chairs themselves are beautiful examples of British craftsmanship. They are made from sustainably-sourced materials and are upholstered in luxurious velvet. They would be a welcome addition to any home.
The auction is also a reminder that even the most ordinary objects can have royal connections. The coronation chairs were used by some of the most important people in the world, and they now have the potential to be owned by anyone who is willing to bid.