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Thursday, February 24, 2005
Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, who died in 1994,
didn't consider herself a collector -- even
though she filled her five homes (in New York,
New Jersey, Virginia and Massachusetts) with art,
antiques and, yes, plain old junk. This month
her daughter Caroline Kennedy, 47, have put some
700 objects on auction at Sotheby's in New York City.
Ready to own a piece of the Dream? Don't be fooled
by the estimated values listed. Last time Kennedy
curios went on the block, in 1996, actual prices
were hundred of times higher.

$4,000 - $6,000
The President, who had a bad back, felt comfortable
in rockers, says one of Jackie's decorators,
Richard Nelson."They were in every house."

$1,200 - $1,500
Van Cleef and Arpels golden girl with a coral
head holds a sapphire diamond flower.

$400 - $500
"Jackie wore a lot of fake pearls" says Jeweler
Kenneth Jay Lane.One of her pair necklaces is
on sale.

$100 - $150 each
Monogrammed horse blankets (the aluminum chests
costs extra) attest to Jackie's love of riding
and fox hunting.

$6,000 - $8,000
Louis XVI chairs were typical of Jackie's
style -- "beautiful but not grandiose", says
friend Aileen Mehle.

$7,000 - $9,000
Frederick Mayhew's 19th century portrait
of a sea cpatain (whcih appeared with
Jackie in the cover of Time) hung at the
family's Hyannis Port summer house.

$300 - $450
Garden of kitsch-en delights
could have come straight from the set
of That 70's Show.

(abstracted from PEOPLE)
posted by infraternam meam @ 3:57 AM  
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