Lena Horne's Estate Sells Her Gowns, Jewelry, Art and Books
Thu, 24 Feb 2011 15:23:27
The Associated Press reports that the estate of sultry jazz singer and actress Lena Horne sold some of the fancy gowns, jewelry, fine art and books that filled her New York City apartment. Miss Horne's artifacts were put up for sale.
More than 200 items went for sale at the Doyle New York auction house Wednesday. They included a sequined cardigan evening coat estimated to an abstract painting by artist Charles Alston. A reversible mink coat by Horne's favorite designer, Giorgio di Sant' Angelo, was also up for grabs.
Horne's refined taste extended to the furnishings in her Manhattan apartment. A Rococo-style chandelier was also included in the sale.
Horne died in May at age 92.
Do any of these items sound like something you'd want to own?