Lee Radziwill’s Personal Treasure Trove Comes to Auction
The October 17 sale at Christie’s includes art, costume jewelry, and personal photos taken with her sister, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis
Socialite, muse, princess, swan—Lee Radziwill collected many titles throughout her glamorous life; however, this fall it’s her role as an interior designer and collector of decorative objects that’s being celebrated. On October 17, exquisite pieces reflecting her unflinching style from her homes in New York and Paris will come to auction at Christie’s in Rockefeller Center as part of the house’s Collector Week sales.
Among the lots of fine and decorative art, costume jewelry, memorabilia, photography, and books is a Peter Beard gelatin silver print that was a personal gift of the artist, a set of four Spanish Colonial retablos that were supplied by design legend Renzo Mongiardino, and personal photographs of Radziwill’s trips to Pakistan and India with her sister Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis.
See below for more of the most beautiful items going under the hammer.
A version of this article first appeared in print in our 2019 Late Fall Issue in the section “The Artful Life.” Subscribe to the magazine.