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Olympic throne of Eccleston cyclist is put up for auction
The Bradley Wiggins ‘throne’ which became an ‘enduring image’ of the summer’s Olympics is being auctioned, and the price could reach £20,000.
The ornate chair was used for the Tour de France winner, who lives in Eccleston, to sit on at Hampton Court as he was presented with his gold medal on August 1 after winning the individual time trial event.
Now anyone could own the piece of British sporting history when the throne goes under the hammer at Sotheby's on Monday, November 5. The auctioneer’s catalogue gives the item a special billing.
It states: “The cycling time trial gold medal winner’s throne provided one of the enduring images of the London 2012 Games, when Bradley Wiggins relaxed crossed legged in this magnificently kitsch reproduction golden throne, gave a double-Churchillian V-sign salute and awaited his Olympic coronation.”
Kim Einhorn, is one of the directors at Theme Traders, who made the thrones. She said: “We were thrilled when we were asked to provide the chairs for the Hampton Court event.
“Initially we thought they were going to make an Olympic museum at the park but now there’s been so much interest its going for auction.”
The design company have also designed items for both the Made In Chelsea and X-Factor television shows.