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Joan Rivers' art and jewelry will be auctioned off at Christie's

By Evelyn Derico
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Were you a fan of Joan Rivers' iconic elegance and style? Soon, you may be able to own a bit of it yourself. The public will have the opportunity to bid on items from the legendary comedian's Upper East Side penthouse this summer, including jewels, furs, art and even a Tiffany dog bowl.

Christie's New York will auction off more than 200 of her personal items on June 22, ranging in price from $500 to $200,000. There will also be an online action of additional items from June 16-23.

The proceeds from the sales will continue her legacy of philanthropy by benefiting two of her favorite charities: Guide Dogs for the Blind and God's Love We Deliver. Rivers delivered meals weekly with God's Love We Deliver, an organization that serves nutritious meals to AIDS patients and other house-bound individuals. (Find out more about volunteer opportunities in NYC here.)

A handful of items up for sale have already been announced including her Edouard Vuillard painting "Dans L'Atelier," (c. 1915), a silver Tiffany dog bowl engraved "For Spike" (her beloved Yorkshire Terrier who passed in 2001), fine French furniture, a jeweled Lily of the Valley leaf by Fabergé, Bob Mackie gowns and various pieces from her impressive jewelry collection.

We miss you Joan!


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