Lee Radziill Estate Sale Rings Up $1.2 Million at Christie’s Auction – WWD

LEE’S MOMENTS IN TIME: Thursday’s “Collection of Lee Bouvier Radziwill” sale introduced in $1.26 million and capped off Christie’s Collector week.

Photos, artwork, furnishings, tableware and different private gadgets from Radziwill’s property went beneath the gavel at the Rockefeller Center public sale home. Radziwill, who died in February at the age of 85, was perennially linked to her sister, First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. But her personal hanging model and eye for decor was showcased amid the 168 heaps that have been up for grabs at Christie’s. In the top, 158 heaps have been offered together with such main ones as Peter Beard’s “Running Giraffe” that offered for $60,000 — double the beginning estimate. Another piece of artwork Circle of Jacques-Laurent Agasse (Geneva 1767-1849 London), Tigers in a Landscape went for $57,500 and a scrapbook of Kennedy’s and Radziwill’s 1962 go to to India was auctioned for $50,000. The grand whole for Christie’s fall gross sales of ornamental arts was $6.57 million.

Other standout gadgets have been 4 Spanish colonial polychrome painted metallic retablos equipped by Radziwill’s most well-liked inside designer, Renzo Mongiardino, that topped off at $40,000 and a set of 15 Indian reverse-painted glass footage in Mongiardino-designed frames for $40,000 — greater than triple the excessive finish of the presale estimate of $12,000. All of the consumers of the highest 10 premium gadgets that have been offered Thursday at Christie’s have been nameless. Other Kennedy-related memorabilia that helped to ring up gross sales was the 1962 photograph album from the famed sisters’ go to to West Pakistan for $32,500 and 1963 {photograph} album from John F. Kennedy’s journey to Berlin that landed a profitable bid of $25,000. This season’s gross sales attracted consumers from 27 nations.

In phrases of private possessions, a Taffin amethyst and tsavorite garnet ring offered for $25,000 — greater than double the beginning estimate. Aside from being a member of the Kennedy administration’s interior circle, Radziwill additionally had a lifetime of photographic moments. She joined the Rolling Stones’ North American tour in 1972, together with photographer Peter Beard, who took footage, and Truman Capote, who coated it for Rolling Stone journal.

After a brief stint as an inside designer, she turned a model ambassador, public relations govt and particular occasions coordinator for Giorgio Armani. In phrases of trend, she favored streamlined appears from Givenchy, Courrèges, Halston, Armani and Marc Jacobs. She additionally turned a muse for Michael Kors.

As reported, Christie’s executives couldn’t touch upon what the Radziwill property’s plans are for her wardrobe.


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