New York – Christie’s releases an exquisite assortment of personal pieces from Joan Rivers’ remarkable Manhattan Penthouse will be auctioned, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting both God’s Love We Deliver and Guide Dogs For The Blind. The June 22 auction in New York will encompass the breadth of the late entertainer’s exceptional and eclectic taste, including decorative arts, paintings, fine French furniture and Fabergé. Unique costumes made by Bob Mackie, couture and personal jewelry spanning esteemed design houses such as Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels, Harry Winston, will also be sold in a tandem online auction held June 16 – 23. The collection will go on view and is free and open to the public starting Friday June 17th and will continue until Tuesday June 21st.
With more than 200 lots offered in the live sale on June 22 and approximately 80 lots in the online sale, estimates will range from $500 up to $200,000. Among the personal objects, which reflect Joan’s knowledgeable connoisseurship of fine and decorative arts and witty sense of humor, include a beautiful Edouard Vuillard painting, Dans L'Atelier, painted circa 1915 (estimate: $120,000-180,000), an assorted group of Joan Rivers’ table linens (estimate: $500-800), and a sapphire and diamond brooch (estimate: $10,000-15,000).
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