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How to Live In Style Like Icon and Princess Lee Radziwill

Want to own a piece of an icon's collection? Here is an exclusive preview of the items that will be auctioned off at Christie's next month.
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On October 17, the collection of the inimitable Lee Radziwill, who died in February at age 85, will be sold at Christie's New York. The full catalog of items was published this morning and includes a wide range of her possessions, from 19th century Napoleon III furniture to Limoges porcelain dinner sets, to even the Holy Bible (which is estimated to fetch more than $800). For those who were outbid on buying Radziwill's Upper East Side apartment—it sold for $4.9 million in July—it's still possible to own a piece of the American royalty's legacy. Expect many an aspiring swan to fight for her iconic sunglasses. Here is an exclusive first look at the most plum offerings—get those paddles ready.

Louis XV-Style Prie-Dieu

Photo by CHRISTIE'S.

This late 19th-early 20th-century prayer desk, upholstered in La Manach toile, decorated Radziwill's New York apartment. Estimate: $500-$800

Line Vautrin Compact

Photo by CHRISTIE'S.

This gilt bronze and enamel compact, created in the 1950s by Line Vautrin, was found in Radziwill's Paris apartment on Avenue Montaigne. Estimate: $4,000-$6,000

Porcelain Dinner Service

Photo by CHRISTIE'S.

This two-part 19th-century dinner service was Radziwill's wedding china with first husband Michael Canfield. Estimate: $1,500-$2,000

Set of Four Spanish Colonial Retablos

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These retablos, each of which depicts a continent, were a design element added to Radziwill's Upper East Side apartment by her longtime collaborator, Renzo Mongiardino. Estimate: $8,000-$12,000

Mahogany Library Table

Photo by CHRISTIE'S.

This 20th-century Empire-style table is mounted on French gilt metal and has two frieze drawers. Estimate: $3,000-$5,000

Running Giraffe, by Peter Beard

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This photograph by Peter Beard, who was famously close to Radziwill, hung in her Paris apartment. Estimate: $30,000-$50,000

*This story originally appeared on Townandcountrymag.com

*Minor edits have been made by the Townandcountry.ph editors

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