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Browse Lauren Bacall's Lovely Furniture & Art, Now At Auction

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Lauren Bacall—beloved screen star, fashion icon, and arbiter of taste—passed away last year at the age of 89. As culture vultures everywhere continue to mourn, her Dakota apartment of more than five decades is already on the market, asking $26 million. Later this month, Bonham's is auctioning off her extensive collection of art, furniture, clothing, and more. As evidenced by the 375-page catalog (warning: PDF!) for "The Lauren Bacall Collection," the lovely lady was a prolific collector of lovely things that filled her home, from antique furniture and brass candlesticks to Miro sketches and Henry Moore sculptures to Chanel couture and Louis Vuitton luggage sets. (Check out the first photos of the inside of her apartment; they reveal everything about how she displayed her collectibles.) There's an overwhelming number of possessions up for bids: The auction, set for March 31 and April 1 in New York City, contains 740 lots. For those who wish to previews—and ogle—beyond the computer screen, there will be an exhibition starting March 25.

Three tile-top tables with wrought-iron bases
Comprising: two with hunting motifs; and one with Majolica-style tiles.
$250-350

A Victorian wicker chaise longue
Mid-19th century
$250-350

A large group of la Verrerie de Biot bubble glass table articles
Second half 20th century
$250-350

A Louis XV style carved and painted serpentine beechwood banquette
early 20th century
With caned seat and shaped brown leather cushion.
$300-500

Six wooden walking sticks
$300-500

A Lauren Bacall director's chair
$300-500

A pair of patinated metal greyhound bookends
Probably English, mid-late 19th century
$300-500

A Japanese portable brass tea set
20th century
$300-500

A Continental tile mounted wood burning iron stove
Probably French, circa 1900
$400-600

A Dutch Neoclassical style brass repousse mirror
Mid-late 19th century
$400-600

Two Italian patinated metal and colored glass fruiting grapevine form lamps
$500-700

An assembled group of hearth equipment
19th and 20th century
$500-800

A late Victorian sponge-decorated blue and white glazed ceramic umbrella stand
Circa 1900
Fitted with eight various later umbrellas, including four with animal head-form handles
$600-$900

A Continental late Baroque carved mahogany commode
Possibly North German or Rhineland, mid-18th century
With grey marble top
$700-1,000

A Southeast Asian mother of pearl inlaid, carved and limed teak settee
20th century
$800-$1,200

An assembled group of fifteen fashion and luggage accessories
20th century
$800-1,200

A Victorian decoupage floor screen
Mid-19th century
Four fold, double-sided, with two steel handles
$800-$1,200

A Black Forest-style carved oak hall chair
First half of the 20th century
$800-1,200

A Black Forest carved wood bear form stand
Late 19th/early 20th century
$800-1,200

A Black Forest-style carved walnut chamois head mount on coat rack
20th century
$800-1,200

A Black Forest-style carved wood mirror
20th century
$800-1,200

A Louis XV style painted wood and gesso mirror
Circa 1900
$800-1,200

A mosaic glass, ceramic, gilt rope and wooden circular mirror
Probably Italian, mid-late 20th century
$1,000-1,500

An assembled group of six Victorian papier-mâché and mother of pearl desk articles
Mid-19th century
$1,000-1,500

A Victorian decoupage decorated chest of drawers
Mid-19th century
$1,000-1,500

Untitled (Cubes #130), 1983 (This work is from an edition of five.)
By Vasa Velizar Mihich (Yugoslavian/American, born 1933)
$1,200-1,800

Four carved and polychromed Commedia Dell'Arte figures
Venetian, 18th century
$1,300-2,000

A Chinese export painted and parcel giltwood, gesso and wirework mirror
Early 20th century
$1,500-2,500

A Syrian mother of pearl and brass inlaid diminutive slant front desk
20th century
$1,500-$2,500

Jacobean walnut and oak chest of drawers
Late 17th century
$1,500-2,500

Humphrey Bogart's brass inset black granite and wrought iron games table
First half 20th century
$2,000-3,000

A pair of Continental cast iron pheasant form andirons
Early 20th century
$2,500-3,000

An Italian Rococo painted commode
Mid-18th century
$2,500-3,500

An Italian Rococo carved and painted console table
Possibly Sicilian, mid-18th century
$4,000-6,000

· The Lauren Bacall Collection [Bonham's]
· Catalog: The Lauren Bacall Collection [Bonham's; warning: PDF!]
· Exhibition: The Lauren Bacall Collection [Bonham's]
· Bonham's To Auction Lauren Bacall's Private Art Collection [Avenue]
· First Look Inside Lauren Bacall's Dakota Apartment of 53 Years [Curbed]
· Lauren Bacall's $26M Dakota Apartment Is Officially For Sale [Curbed]
· All Lauren Bacall coverage [Curbed]

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