Leopard-print chairs, eccentric jewellery, marble sphinxes and a chaise lounge: A slice of Jackie Collins' bonkbuster lifestyle sells for £35,000

She is known for her raunchy novels.

And it seems Jackie Collins’s personal taste was also on the wild side.

From a faux animal skin three-piece salon set for to a pair of marble sphinxes, the mother-of-three collected an array of eccentric furniture, ornaments and jewellery throughout her life.  

Two years on from Jackie Collins' death aged 77, almost 700 of her quirky items have been sold at Bonhams auction house in Los Angeles

Two years on from Jackie Collins' death aged 77, almost 700 of her quirky items have been sold at Bonhams auction house in Los Angeles

Now, two years on from the death of the novelist, 684 of her quirky items have sold at Bonhams auction house in LA.

Apart from the pieces surviving family members wanted to keep, her furniture and decor been snatched up – including almost everything in her reception room which went for a total of £34,802.

The chaise lounge which Miss Collins, who died of cancer aged 77, can be seen relaxing on in the middle room sold for £1,446.

Meanwhile, her kitsch leopard print chairs and sofa fetched £12,533 and her marble sphinxes went for £9,159. 

Set in stone: This pair of marble sphinxes were snatched up for a staggering £9,159

Set in stone: This pair of marble sphinxes were snatched up for a staggering £9,159

Wild thing: Her eye-catching three piece-suite in leopard print sold for £12,553 

Wild thing: Her eye-catching three piece-suite in leopard print sold for £12,553 

The mother-of-three filled her art-deco home, which she designed with her second husband Oscar Lerman, with extravagant decorations.

She had a love of art and was a fan of Beryl Cook and David Richey Johnsen. The two pieces by Richey Johnson from her grand reception room - went for a total of £3,374.

Miss Collins, who was married twice, also owned an extensive jewellery collection filled with statement pieces - some of which was sold yesterday.

Dame Joan Collins described her sister as an ‘avid collector’ who could not pass up an opportunity to buy something unique.

Decadent: A figure by Josef Lorenzi sold for £7,712, while a French lamp in an art-deco style was bought for £578
Decadent: A figure by Josef Lorenzi sold for £7,712, while a French lamp in an art-deco style was bought for £578

Decadent: A figure by Josef Lorenzi (left) sold for £7,712, while a French lamp in an art-deco style (right) was bought for £578

A stroke of genius: This evocative painting called 'Bar Dance' by Richey Johnson was nabbed by one Jackie Collins fan for £2,410

A stroke of genius: This evocative painting called 'Bar Dance' by Richey Johnson was nabbed by one Jackie Collins fan for £2,410

She said: ‘My sister was always an avid collector.

‘She never passed an interesting shop or boutique without finding something she admired, and her jewellery was a stunning collection of unique and beautiful pieces many of which she designed herself.’

Miss Collins only told her sister about her breast cancer two weeks before her death, despite having known for six years.

Without ever going into detail, she always maintained she had been a wild child who sought exciting experiences.

Quite the masterpiece: Another Richey Johnson piece called 'Girl Reading In A Cafe' went for £964

Quite the masterpiece: Another Richey Johnson piece called 'Girl Reading In A Cafe' went for £964

 

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