Joan Rivers over 200 most prized possessions up for auction
9 March 2016 Entertainment News
Fourth Estate Staff
New York City, NY, United States (4E) – Joan Rivers' items will reportedly be up for grabs as auctioneer website Christie's is holding a live and online auction featuring over 200 items from the comedienne's Manhattan penthouse.
According to the website, the items will be showing the late comedienne’s “eclectic taste” as some of the items include a 1915 Edouard Vuillard painting, a jewelled nephrite study of a Lily of the Valley leaf by Fabergé and a silver Tiffany & Co. water bowl engraved “for Spike.” Other items are fine French furniture, jewels from Cartier, and decorative arts. The prices of the items range from $200 to $200,000.
Reports say that a portion of the proceeds will be benefiting her charities, which are God’s Love We Deliver and Guide Dogs for the blind. God’s Love We Deliver supports people living with AIDS and cancer.
Joan’s daughter, Melissa Rivers, said in a statement that the auction will be a “keyhole” experience for her mother’s fans and that it will celebrate her elegance and collecting style. Melissa added, "My mother's legacy as a much loved comedienne and philanthropist will be commemorated in this collaboration with Christie's and her generosity to charitable causes is something I will continue in her honor."
The live auction will be June 22 in New York while the online auction runs from June 16-23. The online auction will be offering approximately 80 lots while the live auction will offer more than 200 slots.
Joan died at the age of 81 in 2014 after she suffered complications while undergoing a throat operation. She was the first woman to host a late night network television show back in 1986. She also won a Daytime Emmy for outstanding talk show host for her work on “The Joan Rivers Show.”