Auctions | December 1, 2011

Estate of Brooke Astor at Sotheby's in April

30 November 2011 - Sotheby’s is delighted to announce that it will hold an auction of property from the estate of celebrated New York philanthropist and patron of the arts, Brooke Astor. The sale, which will take place on 19 April 2012, will comprise jewelry and fine & decorative art from Mrs. Astor’s Park Avenue apartment as well as her Westchester estate, Holly Hill, and is estimated in excess of $5 million*.

In keeping with her unwavering commitment to numerous New York institutions and causes, Mrs. Astor selected a number of charitable organizations to benefit from her estate including: The New York Public Library, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Pierpont Morgan Library, The Animal Medical Center of New York and New York City Schools, in addition to various charities in Maine. Further information about the contents of the auction will be distributed by Sotheby’s in early 2012.