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Stevens Auction to sell Whitney Houston gowns Nov. 21

This gorgeous red dress, once owned and worn by Whitney Houston, is one of 15 dresses from the late singer that will be sold at auction Nov. 21. Stevens Auction Company image
This gorgeous red dress, once owned and worn by Whitney Houston, is one of 15 dresses from the late singer that will be sold at auction Nov. 21. Stevens Auction Company image

 

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Fifteen gowns and dresses previously owned by Whitney Houston – some worn on-stage and others at events and galas – plus some of the late singer’s personal effects will be sold at public auction on Saturday, Nov. 21, by Stevens Auction Co. at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel & Resort.

The Whitney Houston items are the stars of the auction, but also going up for bids will be many fine antiques, pulled from prominent estates and collections from Texas to the East coast. Included will be valuable American and European antiques, and a rare 1,600-pound bronze door (below), quite possibly the most important antique bronze sculpture of a door ever offered at auction.

 

Rare 1,600-pound antique bronze door. Stevens Auction Company image
Rare 1,600-pound antique bronze door. Stevens Auction Company image

 

The Whitney Houston dresses and personal effects are from the singer’s Bodyguard World Tour, launched on the heels of the hit movie The Bodyguard, starring Houston and Kevin Costner. The tour took her to numerous countries on five continents from July 1993 to November 1994.

The 15 dresses and gowns in the Stevens auction are in pristine condition. Perhaps the most important one of the group is a gold and white dress designed by Bob Mackie. All the dresses, though, are seen as highly collectible.

 

Dresses in the collection include this stunning purple example that reflect Whitney Houston's love for color and bold taste. Stevens Auction Company image
Dresses in the collection include this stunning purple example that reflect Whitney Houston’s love for color and bold taste. Stevens Auction Company image

 

Personal effects such as this initial pin, plus other jewelry pieces and stage items from the estate of Whitney Houston will come up for bid Nov. 21. Stevens Auction Company image
Personal effects such as this initial pin, plus other jewelry pieces and stage items from the estate of Whitney Houston will come up for bid Nov. 21. Stevens Auction Company image

 

Antique rosewood Steinway grand piano, completely restored. Stevens Auction Company image
A mid-19th century rosewood Steinway grand piano to be sold in the auction is completely restored. Stevens Auction Company image

 

The auction will get underway promptly at 10 a.m. Central time. LiveAuctioneers.com will provide absentee and Internet live bidding.

For details contact Stevens Auction Co. at 662-369-2200 or e-mail stevensauction@bellsouth.net.

 

View the fully illustrated catalog and register to bid absentee or live via the Internet as the sale is taking place by logging on to www.LiveAuctioneers.com.