Women get what they want in London auction
[ 2007-01-25 09:04 ]
The world's first auction targeted
exclusively at women made more than 250,000 pounds (380,000 euros, 493,000
dollars) at Bonham's auction house in London, a spokeswoman said.
A Bonham's auction house
employee displays a gold necklace at the "What Women Want" auction
collection in central London 11 January
"What Women Want" was made up of over 300 lots including clothes,
jewellery, works of art and furniture, although the most expensive
individual sale was of a 1970 blue Mercedes convertible car, which sold for 27,600
"More than half of the lots have been sold. We are really pleased with
the results and 80 percent of the people in the room were women," a
Bonhams spokeswoman told reporters.
But there were no takers for some of the lots at the auction, such as a
Smart car formerly owned by British pop star Robbie Williams, which had a
10,000 pound price tag.
"Definitely we are looking forward to repeating it in London next year
after tailoring the catalogue with what works well," added the
She added that Bonhams' offices in Los Angeles and New York would be
holding similar sales in future.
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