Thursday, June 23, 2016

The Private Collection of Joan Rivers Christie's Auction House NYC

In honor of her late mother Joan Rivers, Melissa Rivers and Christie's Auction House NYC curated The Private Collection of Joan Rivers. The auction took place from 6~22~2016 - 6~23~2016 Consisting of an impressive collection of Fabergé, fine art, haute couture, antiques, jewelry, and objets d'art. The collection, much like it's collector, is at turns, whimsical, elegant, irreverent, classic.

Ms Rivers was a descendant of Russian aristocracy and many of her acquisitions were done with an eye toward recreating the luxury and opulence of her ancestry. i don't envy Melissa's task of determining which pieces to donate and which to retain. Aside from their priceless sentimental value they are all [monetarily speaking] top drawer.

i do not have the disposable income that would allow me to bid on the items in this extraordinary collection but thankfully the auction house did make them available for public viewing prior to sale. What i refer to as high-end window shopping was very satisfying. And it's wonderful to know that a portion of the sale's proceeds will be donated to charity. Well done Melissa. Well done Christie's. Well done Joan.

Below are some of the items from The Private Collection of Joan Rivers at Christie's Auction House NYC


Joan Rivers' quote on charitable acts [photo/edit by sookietex]








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