Joan Rivers' Most Prized Possessions Hit the Auction Block 2 Years After Her Death
Melissa Rivers has teamed up with Christie's to auction off some of her mother's personal items, including gowns and jewelry.
A collection of Joan Rivers’ personal belongings are going under an auctioneer's hammer, including some jewelry, purses and — of course — her lavish gowns.
It's been nearly two years since the comedic legend and fashionista died. Now, her daughter Melissa, is ready to part with some of her mother's things with the help of famed auction house, Christie’s.
Joan's New York apartment was furnished like a French chateau. She proudly showed it off in the documentary, A Piece Of Work.
Bidding for an antique sideboard will start at $100,000 and her Fabergé collection is valued at more than $1 million. The auction also includes her jewelry, handbags and the couture gowns she wore on the red carpet.
Even Joan’s dogs lived like kings. Her dog Spike's silver plated Tiffany dog bowl is for sale, as well as his designer dog house.
“That was never used. Spike never set foot in that thing,” Melissa admitted.
Not everything from Joan’s apartment is in the sale, like a vase that currently sits in the apartment of Inside Edition's Deborah Norville.
Shortly after Joan died, Melissa sent the vase to the host, saying she hoped it reminded her of the happy times they spent together.
“I made sure people who she wanted to have things, got things, like yourself that were meaningful to that person,” Melissa said. “When we lose someone we love and they leave behind the things they loved. You're really learned a lot about letting go and feeling okay about it.”
Bidding on Joan’s items can be done online at Christies.com. A portion of the auction proceeds will go to her favorite charities like Guide Dogs For The Blind and God's Love We Deliver.
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