Famed Soprano Jessye Norman Auctioning Off Art, Jewelry & Other Items

(Credit: Carol Friedman)

Ever wanted to share something with Jessye Norman? Well, you might get that chance on March 29, 2017, when Doyle sells off the famed soprano’s “White Gates” collection. The live bid will start at 10 AM EDT.

The soprano is leaving her country home, White Gates, and has put up the contents of the property on auction through Doyle. Among the contents being sold are pieces of artwork, furniture, silver books, autographs and stage jewelry among other things.

Prices on the items range from $200 for pieces of jewelry to several thousand dollars for furniture, silverware and rare artwork.

Norman, the famed Strauss and Wagner soprano, has lived at White Gates in Westchester County for nearly 30 years.

The general public can actually view some of the collection at Doyle New York on 175 East 87th Street on March 25-27.

Doyle, which was founded in 1962, remains one of the world’s foremost auctioneers and appraisers of fine art, jewelry, furniture, decorations, Asian works of art, coins, stamps, rare books and a variety of specialty categories. The company offers approximately forty sales each year and has, over its lengthy trajectory, auctioned the estates of such artists as soprano Beverly Sills and musicians Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington and Count Basie, and actress and chanteuse Lena Horne.

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