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Christie’s announced on Tuesday an auction of works from the Metropolitan Museum’s collection of English furniture and decorative arts to benefit the Met’s acquisition fund in that department. The sale, which includes more than 200 lots, will take place October 27, in New York. The works up for auction are being deaccessioned as the museum prepares a renovation of its British galleries.

In a statement, Luke Syson, the Met’s Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Chairman of European Sculpture and Decorative Arts, had the following to say: “This has been just the right moment thoroughly to reassess our British collections for the first time in half a century.

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Everything but the kitchen sink would be one way to describe the staggering array of possessions owned by Lauren Bacall that go under the hammer in New York next week.

From fine art to kitchenware, from avant garde to the kitsch: hundreds of items collected and loved by the Hollywood siren go on sale Tuesday and Wednesday at Bonhams auction house.

The collection is nothing if not eclectic. It includes jewelry and clothes, Aboriginal and African art, English and French furniture and items bought in antique shops around the world.

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On October 24, 2013 Sotheby’s will auction off a collection of centuries old furniture and artwork belonging to former Lehman Brothers President Joseph Gregory and his wife Niki. Before Lehman Brothers went bankrupt in 2008, Gregory often commuted to work by helicopter and was rumored to have a personal spending budget of more than $15 million a year.

The sale at Sotheby’s will include works by important cabinetmakers such as Thomas Chippendale, English and Continental furniture as well as ceramics and other decorations. A selection of Old Master paintings belonging to the Gregorys will be offered at Sotheby’s in January 2014. The auctions follow the sale of the couple’s home in Lloyd Harbor, New York in June 2013.

Works from the Gregory auction will be on display at Sotheby’s New York’s galleries beginning October 18, 2013.

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