The headboard from the bed in which Michael Jackson died has been withdrawn from auction at the request of his family, Juliens Auctions has said. The antique furniture piece was among several of the stars belongings which are being sold in December. We want to maintain a good relationship with the family and we dont want to do anything upsetting for them, Darren Julien told Reuters. The auction is scheduled to take place on 17 December in the US. Watercolour paintings, antique furnishings and a chalkboard with a message from one of Jacksons children will all go under the hammer. Mr Julien told the Washington Post newspaper that Jacksons mattress had never been included in the auction as it belonged to the singers estate. Michael Jackson has played a major part in the history of Juliens Auctions and we would never do anything that is not in the best interests of Michaels children, his mother or the Estate. We will always honour these requests, Mr Julien said in a statement. We want all of our events involving items associated with Michael Jackson to be a good experience for everyone and a celebration of his life and career. Jackson memorabilia has increased in value since the Thriller stars death in 2009. Previously unseen footage of the King of Pops 1993 concert tour is due to go on sale in London this month. Auctioneers Fame Bureau say the footage, which was filmed during Jacksons Dangerous tour, could fetch up to 3.8m. Jackson was apparently unhappy with the quality of footage and gave the only copy to his driver, who is now selling it. Its a film thats frighteningly personal and up-close, said Ted Owen from Fame Bureau. Its like youre on stage with Michael Jackson. Earlier this month Jacksons doctor, Conrad Murray, was found guilty of the involuntary manslaughter of the singer. BBC