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Litchfield County Auctions and Invaluable Partner for Online Bidding on Auction of Property from the Estate of Joan Rivers

Two-Day Live Auction to Take Place July 20-21, 2016 Featuring Furniture & Decorations and Jewelry & Accessories

Wednesday, July 13, 2016 9:50 am EDT

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Boston
"Between Joan Rivers’ love of opulent furnishings and her lavish style, there are a lot of wonderful pieces in this auction available to her fans at affordable prices."

Invaluable, the world’s leading online marketplace for fine art, antiques and collectibles, today announced that it is partnering with Litchfield County Auctions to offer live online bidding on the auction of the Joan Rivers Estate, taking place on July 20 and 21, 2016, at 10:00am EDT both days of the sale. Bidders can view the full collection on Invaluable.com and bid online in real-time during the live auction, as well as on the Invaluable mobile app.

The auction will include nearly 600 lots, sold without reserve, all of which were personally owned by Joan Rivers. All items are from her Connecticut country estate, New York apartment or home in Los Angeles. The first day’s session will be devoted to fine and decorative art, while the second day of the auction features Rivers' collection of jewelry and accessories. A portion of the auction proceeds will benefit the charities Guide Dogs For The Blind and God's Love We Deliver.

The first day of the auction will feature furniture and decorations from the estate of Joan Rivers, including a Regency Rosewood Breakfront Table (estimated at $1,500 - $2,500) as seen in Ms. Rivers breakfast room in her Fifth Avenue apartment, along with an Angel Gabriel Garden Sculpture (estimated at $1,500 - $2,500), which can be seen in numerous images overlooking Central Park from Ms. Rivers Fifth Avenue apartment terrace. Additional highlights from the first day of the auction include a Benzinger Bros, New York, Sterling Silver Chalice (estimated at $400 - $600) and Joan Rivers Judaica, including two menorahs, seder bowl, antique grogger and more (estimated at $300 - $500).  

The second day of the auction will feature jewelry and accessories from the Rivers estate, including a Gold Cagework and Agate Egg (estimated at $2,000 - $3,000), a Vilaiwan Red Beaded Cuff & Two Necklaces from Joan Rivers' personal collection (estimated at $1,500 - $2,500), an Iradj Moiri Signed Floral Stone & Jade Spray Pin (estimated at $1,200 - $1,800) and an 18k Gold Ring by Bulgari (estimated at $800 - $1,200). Additional highlights include a Vintage Christian Dior Necklace (estimated at $500 - $800) and a Gold Lorgnette & Chain (estimated at $2,000 - $3,000).

"We're honored to have a role in carrying out the wishes of Joan Rivers and her estate,” said Nick Thorn, president of Litchfield County Auctions. “We expect to see many of Joan's friends and neighbors on auction day and hope all of her fans will join us, as well, whether it is in person or online."

“Joan Rivers was one of the most iconic comedians, actresses and television personalities of our time, and we are very pleased to offer our bidders the chance to own some of the personal items from her estate,” said Rob Weisberg, Invaluable CEO. “Between Joan Rivers’ love of opulent furnishings and her lavish style, there are a lot of wonderful pieces in this auction available to her fans at affordable prices.”

For more information and to bid online in the upcoming live auction through Litchfield County Auctions, please visit www.invaluable.com.

About Invaluable

Invaluable is the world’s leading online marketplace for fine art, antiques and collectibles. Working with more than 4,000 of the world’s premier auction houses, dealers and galleries, Invaluable helps buyers from 200 countries connect with the things they love. With best-in-class online bidding technology, along with a fixed-price retail platform, Invaluable provides sellers with e-commerce and marketing solutions, as well as auction management software. Recently called “one of the fastest growing e-commerce sites in the art world” by Blouin ArtInfo, Invaluable has also been recognized by Deloitte’s 2015 Technology Fast 500™ and the 2015 EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® program. Headquartered in Boston, Invaluable also has offices in the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Belgium and Australia. For more information, visit www.Invaluable.com or follow us on Twitter at @InvaluableLive.

About Litchfield County Auctions

Litchfield County Auctions is Connecticut's premier estate Auction House, featuring paintings, prints, sculpture, antique furniture, silver, rugs, jewelry, pottery, porcelain, glass and more. LCA's 10,000 square foot gallery is located on the main road, just a mile south of "The Green" in historic Litchfield, nestled in the beautiful hills of Litchfield County. Major sales are held throughout the year, bringing fresh-to-the-market property from Estates and Collections in Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts and beyond.

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This Angel Gabriel Garden Sculpture is being offered at auction from the Estate of Joan Rivers, with online bidding available through Invaluable.com.

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Colleen McCormick
Director of Communications
Phone: 617-746-9825
Email: cmccormick@invaluable.com