The ultimate declutter: Sting and Trudie's private art collection sells for £3m at auction - double pre-sale expectations

Featuring coveted items including a Steinway piano and art works by Picasso and Matisse, the long-awaited auction of Sting and Trudie's art and furniture was held at Christie's London on February 24.

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The auction of furniture and art from the home of singer Sting and his producer wife Trudie Styler in Queen Anne’s Gate, Westminster, was held at Christie’s London on February 24 - with total earnings of over £3 million.

The couple are decluttering for their move to Battersea Power Station. 

Coveted items included Line Vautrin and Piero Fornasetti mirrors, furniture by Jacques Adnet and George Nakashima and Jean Besnard ceramics. 

Their art collection featured works by Picasso and Matisse. 

Also on offer was a Steinway piano. Valued at around £50,000, the grand piano fetched a price of £116,500.

Estimates ranged from £1,000 to £500,000 per lot. The most expensive item was a painting by British abstract artist Ben Nicholson which sold for £1.02 million - double it's pre-sale estimate. 

Sting, who gives a cameo performance in the new Zoolander film, is thought to have sold the Queen Anne’s Gate property for £19 million.


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