A Unique Glimpse of Robin Williams’ Fave Things: 8 Items From His Home That Say So Much

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Robin Williams is forever immortalized for inspiring laughter ’round the world—which is why, even four years after his death, we’d wager that many will be fascinated by some of the things he kept in his home that will soon be up for auction.

From Tuesday through Friday in Los Angeles, Sotheby’s will hold a preview of over 300 items from his house that will be auctioned off, with proceeds going to the late comedian’s favorite charities (including the Human Rights Watch, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, and the Wounded Warrior Project).

The auction offers some shockers—including Williams’ first Golden Globe for “Mork & Mindy,” a pinball machine given to him by Steven Spielberg, even a “Harry Potter” robe. Anyone can bid! So if you’re interested in adding a tribute to Williams to your abode or just want a glimpse of his life at home, here’s a sneak peek of some of the more noteworthy and eccentric items in the collection.

1. ‘Macchia’ sculpture

This glass sculpture was gifted to Robin Williams by artist Dale Chihuly.


Williams first met artist Dale Chihuly when they spoke on a panel together in 1995. After the meeting, Chihuly thanked Williams by gifting him three glass sculptures from Chihuly’s “Macchia” series. All three sculptures were signed and dated by Chihuly.

Estimated value: $10,000 to $15,000

2. Monkey armchair

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Williams’ monkey armchair


This monkey armchair is one of 12 pieces in an animal-themed furniture collection by artist Judy Kensley McKie. What else do you need to know? It’s a monkey armchair!

Estimated value: $20,000 to $30,000

3. Golden Globe award

This Golden Globe award was the first for Williams.


In 1979, Williams won his first Golden Globe award, for his role in the hit TV series “Mork & Mindy,” and now that very trophy is up for auction. True fans of Mork from Ork can also snag Williams’ other Golden Globe accolades recognizing his work in “Mrs. Doubtfire,” “The Fisher King,” and “Good Morning, Vietnam.”

Estimated value: $15,000 to $20,000

4. Racing bike

Proceeds from the sale of Williams’ bike will benefit the Challenged Athletes Foundation.


A renowned cycling obsessive, Williams owned a vast bike collection and was often spotted coasting around the San Francisco Bay Area. Although 80 of his beloved bikes were sold in an auction in 2016, this single-speed cycle is still available.

Estimated value: $4,000 to $6,000

5. ‘Le Poète et sa Muse’ sculpture

This sculpture had a prime spot in Williams’ dining room.


One of Williams’ favorite sculptures is also one of the most pricey items in the lot. An art collector, he often gifted paintings, statues, and more to his wife Marsha. She notes that the “Le Poète et sa Muse” sculpture was one of Williams’ favorite presents to her, so much so that he set it up in their dining room.

Estimated value: $350,000 to $450,000

6. ‘Harry Potter’ Gryffindor robe

Williams owned a Gryffindor robe worn by actor Daniel Radcliffe in “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.”


It turns out Williams was a major “Harry Potter” fan—he even tried to join the cast of “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.” Williams reached out to the film’s director, Chris Columbus, and asked to play the role of Rubeus Hagrid. Unfortunately, he was turned down due to a British-only casting rule. As an apology, Columbus gifted Williams this Hogwarts robe, worn by actor Daniel Radcliffe in the film.

7. Panther table

This panther table was signed by the artist.


A table from Williams’ animal-themed collection is also up for auction. This modern panther table is crafted from bronze and glass, and like the other pieces in the collection, it’s signed by the artist.

Estimated value: $15,000 to $20,000

8. ‘Hook’ pinball machine

This pinball machine, inspired by the movie “Hook,” was a gift from Steven Spielberg.


In 1991, director Steven Spielberg commissioned this pinball machine as a gift to Williams after the world premiere of “Hook.” Spielberg modeled the back glass vignettes of the machine to depict Williams as Peter Pan from the flick. Whether you’re a fan of the flick or not, it’s a pretty cool table.

Estimated value: $3,000 to $5,000

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