Search

Kilburn cyclist Bradley Wiggins’ Olympic Games throne is up for sale

PUBLISHED: 10:55 19 October 2012 | UPDATED: 18:09 06 November 2012

Bradley Wiggins sitting on the throne (Pic credit: PA/Adam Davy)

Bradley Wiggins sitting on the throne (Pic credit: PA/Adam Davy)

PA Wire/Press Association Images

The royal chair is estimated to fetch between £10,000 to £15,000

A throne which gave rise to one of the Olympic Games’ most iconic images is expected to raise thousands of pounds at auction.

The image, of Kilburn boy Bradley Wiggins sitting on a golden throne moments after claiming an emphatic gold at the Time Trial event at the London games will live long in the memory.

But now, the royal chair, which was designed by Cricklewood based prop-hire firm Theme Traders will go under the hammer.

Kim Einhorn, one of the directors of Theme Traders, told the Times: “We knew all Bradley Wiggins being a local boy and 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, based near Cricklewood Broadway, have also designed props for the sets of TV shows Made in Chelsea and X-factor.

Ms Einhorn added: “It was brilliant to see the image of our chair on every national newspaper and we were delighted because he’s such an amazing icon.

“We are very proud to be involved in it.”

Cycling sensation Wiggins, who grew up down the road in Dibdin House in Kilburn, became one of the most country’s most successful Olympians after claiming his fourth gold medal this summer.

Just a few weeks earlier he became the first British man to win the Tour de France bicycle race.

Auctioneers Graham Budd have put a £10,000 to £15,000 estimate on the throne when it goes up for auction at Sotheby’s on November 6.

0 comments

Latest Kilburn & Brent News Stories

14:05

A Wembley mother who was spared jail for posting Islamic State propaganda on Facebook is to have her sentenced challenged by the Attorney General.

A man has admitted ploughing into two Brent police officers in a sports car, leaving one critically injured.

Yesterday, 19:05

Supermarket chiefs in Wembley are being served a notice to sort out persistent noise made in its car park following seven years of complaints by residents.

Yesterday, 18:40

An 86-year-old pensioner who went missing from Willesden has been found.

Yesterday, 16:19

Health chiefs in Brent are urging people to avoid going to hospital if they are experiencing flu-like symptoms in order to protect other patients.

Yesterday, 11:37

A Neasden motorist is appealing a fine claiming a ticket was issued when a “no right turn” sign was either not visible or missing in Queen’s Park.

Yesterday, 11:12

Environmental officers are investigating whether leaking paint during a devastating factory blaze has contaminated the Welsh Harp reservoir.

Tue, 16:53

Police are appealing for help in finding a missing 86-year-old woman from Willesden who has dementia.

PROMOTED CONTENT

Brent Clinical Commissioning Group has announced changes to the community’s cardiology service.

If you have been looking for laser hair removal, beauty salon treatments, or skin care services you may be confused and overwhelmed with so much information out there and so many clinics and salons promising miraculous results.

Louise McGowan, who started as headmistress of Convent of Jesus and Mary Language College in September, speaks to education editor James Scott about life at the school.

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Most Read Kilburn News

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Brent & Kilburn Times
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now