Monday, March 23, 2015

The Lauren Bacall Collection

The estate of the Academy Award winning film and theater actress Lauren Bacall will go on the auction block March 31st and April lst at Bonhams in New York. Among some of the 700 treasures to include gems by French jewelry designer Jean Schlumberger, British jeweler Elizabeth Gage, Henry Moore sculptures, Picasso paintings, Chanel couture and monogrammed Louis Vuitton luggage sets just to name a few. Ms. Bacall had exquisite taste and her unique items give us a window into one of the silver screen's more mysterious women. For a peek into the world of Humphrey Bogart's widow and her life at NYC's famed Dakota, take a look at Bonham's catalogue. If only those walls could talk...

With husband Humphrey Bogart in the 1946 film The Big Sleep

Bacall's entry hall in The Dakota

Her love of dogs is evident in this vignette

Drawing Room

Late 19th century needlepoint expected to fetch $600-900

Jean Schlumburger earrings

L B monogrammed Louis V luggage

Directors chair may estimated at $300-500

Whimsical Jim Dine lithograph

Black Forest Oak Hall chair and one of the many deer themed items in the collection

Bacall with her beloved dog Sophie

Photo Credits: Bonhams

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