Frank Sinatra’s Used Gold-and-Marble Toilets Sold for More Than $10,000 at Auction
Thrones fit for pop royalty hit the auction block on January 26. The marble-and-gold toilets came straight from Frank Sinatra's executive suite at the Golden Nugget hotel in Atlantic City, New Jersey, and bidders paid thousands for the intimate memorabilia, CNN reports.
S&S Auction, Inc. sold the toilets to the highest bidders on Sunday in the singer's home state of New Jersey. They were part of an auction of rare Frank Sinatra items that included a baby grand piano, an Enid Yandell fountain, and a Ferdinand Berthoud clock that belonged to the musician.
But the surprise hit of the event was the marble toilets. One commode with a gilded seat sold for $4250, and two other gold-seated toilets sold for $3750 and $3500, respectively. The collection also featured a marble toilet without a gold seat that was auctioned off for $1800. According to the auction house, similar items are usually valued around $2000, but the toilets' connection to Sinatra made them more valuable than expected.
The toilets were just a few items at the auction that once furnished Frank Sinatra's hotel suite in Atlantic City. Casino tycoon Steve Wynn personalized the 6000-foot space for the singer by filling it with luxurious pieces from around the world. Sinatra used the suite during his residency at the Golden Nugget, and no other guests could use it when he wasn't in town.