More than 150 items will go under the hammer during the New
York sale which will be part of Christie's interiors auction on
Rivers, 80, sold the house on the 760-acre country estate that
also included a caretaker's cottage last year for $4.4 million.
Highlights of the auction are expected to include a modern
upholstered bed in pink linen, which could sell for up to
$3,000, a pair of white-painted palm trees with a pre-sale
estimate of as much as $5,000 and a collection of 15 animal horn
trophies that could fetch $2,000.
"This home was filled with some of the treasure of my life,"
Rivers, the 80-year-old veteran of plastic surgery who is known
for her snide Oscar red carpet commentary, said in a statement
announcing the sale.
Items in the auction range from very personal pieces made by her
friends and top furniture makers to objects the Brooklyn-born,
raspy-voiced star found while traveling for concerts.
A portion of the proceeds from the sale will be donated to
(Reporting by Patricia Reaney;
editing by Richard Chang)
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