Rockefeller Trove Ignites a Frenzy With $26,000 Money ClipBy
About 1,500 lots are expected to fetch more than $500 million
- Christie’s auction draws huge interest from Asian collectors
Get ready for the biggest tag sale in history.
More than 1,500 items from the estate of Peggy and David Rockefeller — Impressionist and American paintings, English furniture and silver, 19th century carriages, Persian rugs, Japanese porcelain, Moroccan lamps, a Napoleon’s dinner service, duck decoys, gilded Buddhist deities, African figurines — are coming up for auction, starting May 8 at Christie’s in New York. There is an online sale and six live auctions. Christie’s officially estimated the trove at more than $500 million, while privately whispering that it may be much higher…
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