Tom Girardi and Erika Jayne‘s trove of fancy schmancy stuff up for sale at their court-ordered estate auction were a huge hit … ’cause they just raked in some big bucks!!
The ex-couple’s fire sale was launched September 21st and lasted about 5 hours … designed to pay down Tom’s whopping bankruptcy debt. Needless to say, it generated worldwide interest, especially with Erika’s ‘Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’ fans.
John Moran Auctioneers, which helmed the online/in-house auction, has now released the results. In total, 253 pieces sold for a grand total of $493,641. Not too shabby, but it’s hard to fathom it’ll make much of a dent in Tom’s overall debt, estimated at $101 million last year.
Tom came under scrutiny after allegations surfaced his old law firm mismanaged tons of client assets for their own use. Erika tried to distance herself from the whole mess.
Some of the hottest items hawked from the divorced couple’s Pasadena mansion included a J. Seward Johnson Jr. bronze sculpture ($13,750), a black lacquered cabinet with mythological oil paintings ($11,875), a black lacquered Chinoiserie-style console table with gilt highlights ($10,000) and two Michael Taylor “Montecito” outdoor garden armchairs ($7,150).
Tom’s cherished sports memorabilia also got some love from one of the more than 8,000 bidders. A historic 1993 Spaulding NBA Finals Ball signed by Michael Jordan sold for $4,688.
Now that’s a slam dunk!!!
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