• The stylish dresser features an eye-popping interior made from fuchsia-coloured Alcantara, a suede-like material, with Plexiglas compartments where you can store your jewellery and make-up.
• The piece was made by Louis Vuitton, and then customised by Bernardini Luxury Vintage circa 2000. Useful features include professional lighting and hidden Bluetooth speakers.
• The piece was expected to sell for between US$8,000 and $12,000 (up to Dh44,000), but was sold to an anonymous bidder for $19,375 (Dh71,160). It formed part of the first Elements of Style auction held in Dubai by Christie’s.
• The auction, which took place in mid-March, fetched a total of Dh5,896,177, and also included luxury watches, jewellery, pens and handbags.
• The top three lots included an 8.28-carat cushion-cut diamond Sabbadini ring, which sold for Dh716,451; a Louis Vuitton wardrobe trunk, also customised by Bernardini, which sold for Dh245,485; and a limited-edition Hermès Birkin bag that fetched Dh163,656.
• “It was the limited-edition pieces that attracted the most attention from Middle Eastern collectors, and the three Louis Vuitton lots, which have been expertly converted into a humidor, a dressing table and a sunglasses box, were hotly contested,” notes Matt Rubinger, international director, handbags and accessories, at Christie’s.
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Read this and related stories in Luxury magazine's Watches & Jewellery issue, out with The National on Thursday, April 14.