A rare Stradivarius violin worth about $7.5 million, an 18th century clock, Gilded Age furnishings and a John Singer Sargent’s painting estimated to cost as much as $5 million are some of Huguette Clark’s “treasures” to go for auction June 18.
All works from “An American Dynasty: The Clark Family Treasures” collection can be viewed from June 14 to 17 at Rockefeller Plaza in New York.
Clark, the daughter of turn-of-the-century copper tycoon and U.S. Sen. William Clark, died in 2011 at the age of 104, leaving behind a massive fortune, which fell into a battle between her distant relatives and her legal team. The feud was settled in the fall.
The reclusive heiress owned a 52-acre estate at 104 Dans Highway in New Canaan, though she never spent a night there. The mansion was sold in April for $14.3 million.
The upcoming auction features rare books from 17th and 19th centuries, a Louis XV-style 47-string double-action concert harp worth as much as $5 million, Chinese and American artworks, silver and other items.
In a different auction last month, three of her paintings were sold for a total of $40.9 million, including Monet’s “Nympheas,” from 1907, which sold for $27 million.
The complete collection can be found here.
Take a look at the New Canaan estate: