King’s Coronation chairs to be auctioned off – but one detail kept under wraps

A British auction house is giving members of the public around the world a chance to obtain a piece of valuable history from King Charles’s Coronation.

Six pairs of royal blue chairs will be up for auction in October which were used to seat members of the Royal Family as well as dignitaries in Westminster Abbey on May 6, 2023 when King Charles was crowned.

However, it will not be revealed who sat in each seat, and this is to keep the pricing of chairs at a similar level – and avoid any bidding wars.

The auction aims to raise funds for four charities hand-picked by the King and Queen.

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King Charles and Queen Camilla have appointed the proceeds of the sale to be donated to SafeLives, The Prince’s Trust, The Prince’s Foundation, and Emmaus UK – a homelessness charity.

Royal fans can also see the chairs bearing the King and Queen’s royal cyphers in person in London as part of an exhibition from October 24 to 30, 2023.

The cypher consists of the initial of the monarch’s name, Charles, and title, Rex, the Latin for King, together with his regnal number in Roman numerals, all beneath a representation of the Crown.

A Christie’s auction house spokesperson told the Telegraph: “The market will decide the final price when the winning bid is placed on each pair. We expect global interest. This is a very exciting opportunity for people around the world.”

The chairs are expected to have a sale price of £2,000 to £4,000 in London.

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In the past, coronation chairs were privately sold to obtain some of the money spent on the Coronation.

As part of royal tradition, attendees of Queen Elizabeth II’s coronation in 1953 were able to buy their chairs. The same auction house, Christie’s, sold a pair of these coronation chairs in 2012 for £7,500.

For King Charles III’s Coronation, the coronation chairs were made using sustainably sourced British oak and they were designed and created by the Rugby-based cabinetmaker NEJ Stevenson, in collaboration with The Snowdon School of Furniture. A grand total of 100 Coronation chairs were made using sustainably sourced British oak.

After the Collector sale, Christie’s will offer additional chairs from the ceremony through a private sale that will also benefit the same charities.

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