|Auction house Christie's sold off the many expensive, Old World furnishings and artworks of copper heiress Huguette Clark, the famously cloistered woman who, when she died at the age of 104 in 2011, left behind a fortune exceeding $300M.|
Huguette Clark was the daughter of the late Senator William A. Clark of Montana and a reclusive American heiress. She died with no direct descendents.
|A Monet painting that hung in the Fifth Avenue apartment that Huguette Clark abandoned for twenty years sold at auction for $27 million.|
'Water Lilies' Monet's 1907 rendition of his beloved garden in Giverny, France, went to an undisclosed Asian buyer.
A diamond ring made $2.7m.
18th-century mantel clock. $150,000.
George II wing chair dates back to 1730. $50,000.
19th-century French "bureau à cylindre". $80,000
18th-century "Greenish-White Jade Dish" is estimated to rake in between $120,000.
Dressing table made of tulipwood, satine, sycamore, and fruitwood, the piece hails from 19th-century Paris. $50,000.
Cammode from 19th-century Paris. The mahogany and tulipwood piece, topped with marble. $15,000.
|In April 2012 the jewels of eccentric heiress Huguette Clark were put under the hammer at Christie’s New York.|
Huguette Clark was heir to a copper empire and lived the last 35 years of her life in various New York hospitals until her death at age 104. Her jewels were believed to have been kept in a vault unseen since the 1940s.
The collection of seventeen items brought $ 20.8m but the star was the 9 carat Pink Diamond which sold for $ 15.7m.
|A long-lost relative of the reclusive and eccentric New York heiress Huguette Clark, who stood to inherit $19 million of her $300 million fortune was found dead from hypothermia in rural Wyoming.|
Timothy Henry Gray's body was discovered by children sledding under a Union Pacific Railroad overpass in Evanston, in the southwest of the state, as the temperatures hit 10 degrees.
Gray, 60, was the half great-nephew of Clark, who died in May 2011 aged 104.
|Huguette Clark left no money to her relatives and lived as a recluse in New York City hospitals until her death. Her palatial properties across the country sat unused for decades.|
The heiress had not visited Bellosguardo in Santa Barbara, California since the 1950s