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Socialite Nina Griscom’s incredible collection of personal items auctioned by Christie’s

Christie’s auctions works of art, household items, and jewelry owned by late New York City socialite, Nina Griscom.

Griscom died of Lou Gehrig’s disease in January at the age of 65, leaving behind a substantial collection of personal items.

Art and decorative objects from Griscom’s plush Manhattan apartment will go under the hammer from December 2-17 during a series of online sales.

Meanwhile, 35 pieces of jewelry that are loved and owned by the socialite will be sold at a live auction in the Big Apple, scheduled for December 8.

Included in the collection is a 15.02 carat emerald-cut diamond ring, which is expected to fetch $ 180,000.

Christie's auctions works of art, household items, and jewelry owned by late New York City socialite, Nina Griscom. She died of Lou Gehrig's disease in January at the age of 65

Christie’s auctions works of art, household items, and jewelry owned by late New York City socialite, Nina Griscom. She died of Lou Gehrig’s disease in January at the age of 65

Included in the collection is a 15.02 carat emerald cut diamond ring, expected to gross in up to $ 180,000

Included in the collection is a 15.02 carat emerald cut diamond ring, expected to gross in up to $ 180,000

Included in the collection is a 15.02 carat emerald cut diamond ring, expected to gross in up to $ 180,000

Art and decorative items from Griscom's plush Manhattan apartment will go under the hammer from December 2-17 in a series of online sales

Art and decorative items from Griscom's plush Manhattan apartment will go under the hammer from December 2-17 in a series of online sales

Art and decorative items from Griscom’s plush Manhattan apartment will go under the hammer from December 2-17 in a series of online sales

An avid collector of art and household goods, Griscom was known for impeccable taste

An avid collector of art and household goods, Griscom was known for impeccable taste

An avid collector of art and household goods, Griscom was known for impeccable taste

“Nina Griscom was a true icon of American style,” said Daphne Lingon, head of jewelry at Christie’s Americas. Barrons.

‘Her jewelry collection spans timeless classics to iconic Art Deco designs presented alongside bold and dazzling emeralds featured in our Magnificent Jewels sale.’

Griscom – who was the stepdaughter of prominent investment banker and diplomat Felix George Rohatyn – was one of America’s most prominent fashion models of the 1970s and 1980s.

She later went on to host entertainment news programs on HBO and a series of restaurant reviews on the Food Network.

Off the cameras, Griscom was an avid art collector, known for her impeccable taste.

Among the works being auctioned is a drawing by Ferdinando Galli Bibiena dating from the early 18th century.

Meanwhile, there are also original sketches for sale by iconic American fashion designer Bill Blass, who passed away in 2002.

Among the works being auctioned is a drawing by Ferdinando Galli Bibiena dating from the early 18th century. Bids are expected to start at $ 5,000

Among the works being auctioned is a drawing by Ferdinando Galli Bibiena dating from the early 18th century. Bids are expected to start at $ 5,000

Among the works being auctioned is a drawing by Ferdinando Galli Bibiena dating from the early 18th century. Bids are expected to start at $ 5,000

Original sketches by iconic American fashion designer Bill Blass, who passed away in 2002, are also for sale

Original sketches by iconic American fashion designer Bill Blass, who passed away in 2002, are also for sale

Original sketches by iconic American fashion designer Bill Blass, who passed away in 2002, are also for sale

Unique trinkets, including a carved alabaster model of the Arch of Constantine, also create a buzz.

Bids on that item are expected to start at $ 3,000.

In the meantime, two sculpted marble portrait reliefs from the 19th century will also go under the hammer.

Lovers of antique furniture and silverware will also indulge themselves.

Two French mahogany and ormalu mounted armchairs from 1810 will no doubt make competitive bids.

Elsewhere, a Danish flatware set from Mark or Georg Jensen could fetch north of $ 10,000.

Unique trinkets of a king, including this carved alabaster model of the Arch of Constantine, also create a buzz. It could get more than it

Unique trinkets of a king, including this carved alabaster model of the Arch of Constantine, also create a buzz. It could get more than it

Unique trinkets of a king, including this carved alabaster model of the Arch of Constantine, also create a buzz. It could get more than it

Two 19th century marble portrai reliefs are worth more than $ 6,000

Two 19th century marble portrai reliefs are worth more than $ 6,000

Two 19th century marble portrai reliefs are worth more than $ 6,000

Sit nicely! Two French mahogany and ormalu armchairs dating back to 1810 will no doubt make competitive bids

Sit nicely! Two French mahogany and ormalu armchairs dating back to 1810 will no doubt make competitive bids

Sit nicely! Two French mahogany and ormalu armchairs dating back to 1810 will no doubt make competitive bids

A Danish flatware from Mark or Georg Jensen could fetch north of $ 10,000

A Danish flatware from Mark or Georg Jensen could fetch north of $ 10,000

A Danish flatware from Mark or Georg Jensen could fetch north of $ 10,000

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