Cher's outfits raised thousands of pounds for the singer Cher raised a whopping £1.9 million in a clear-out sale of her luxury home in Malibu, California. Here English-made double bed alone fetched nearly £45,000. The Gothic Revival brass bed, attributed to English designer Augustus Pugin and made in Birmingham in 1865 was bought by a fan of the singer-actress for three times its pre-sale upper estimate. Even more of a surprise was one of Cher's 70s wigs - which went to an American fan for 24 times more than expected at the Beverley Hilton in Los Angeles. Top price at the auction - which realised three times more than expected - was Cher's black 2005 Bentley Continental coupe, which made £108,550. Best-selling costume was the Bob Mackie-designed rock 'n' roll outfit she wore at concerts in her 70s heyday. It went for £31,900 - twenty times more than expected and drawing applause from the crowded saleroom. The sparkling black net gown she wore for her spotlight performance of her American number one hit Dark Lady on the Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour in 1974 sold for £5,745 and the Mackie original she wore to the 1998 Academy Awards realised £10, 215. Other figure-hugging gowns worn by the singer-actress at the height of her international fame went under the hammer, along with paintings, furniture, jewellery and decorative works of art. Cher, now 60, who, with husband Sonny Bono made number one in Britain and America with I Got You Babe in 1965, said yesterday: "I'm beginning a new chapter in my career and have decided to rewrite my my personal environment - my home." Part of the proceeds of the two-day will benefit the Cher Charitable Foundation. Lee Dunbar, director of Sotheby's collectibles department, said: "Cher is the only artist to have top ten hits in every decade since the 1960s, an amazing achievement. She has influenced every generation with with her immense talent and leadership in fashion and style."