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In addition to a  legacy of classic films from Hollywood’s heyday, when the iconic actress Lauren Bacall passed away in August 2014, she left behind a stunning and thoughtfully assembled art collection. A selection of these works will be offered at Bonhams in New York on March 31, 2015, and April 1, 2015. “The Lauren Bacall Collection,” which includes paintings, sculpture, furniture, jewelry, and tribal art, is expected to fetch approximately $3 million.

Prior to the sale in New York, highlights from Bacall’s collection will embark on an international tour, making stops at Bonhams’ locations in Hong Kong (January 14-19, 2015), Paris (January 29-February 3, 2015),  London (February 16-19, 2015), and Los Angeles (February 27-March 6, 2015). The works will also go on view at the Grand Palais in Paris (February 4-6, 2015) and Bonhams New York (March 25-30, 2015).

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Bonhams Oxford will offer on March 7 a privately owned collection of 30 Victorian carriages and coaches as part of its Carriage Collection Sale, including  two beautifully designed 18th century sleds.

Sourced from the private collection of a European industrialist, the auction will offer an ex-Royal British Mews 1835 Traveling Landau Coach (estimated at £200,000-300,000), an ornate black hearse valued at estimated £5,000 - 8,000 and an 18th century Amsterdam Sled, estimated at £4,000-6,000.

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Bonhams is to sell Lucas Cranach the Younger’s portraits of Prince Joachim Ernst von Anhalt and his first wife, Princess Agnes Gräfin von Barby at its Old Master Pictures sale in London on 3 December. The portraits are being sold as one lot, estimated at £80,000-120,000.

Joachim Ernst von Anhalt was born in 1536 in Dessau, in what is now the German state of Saxony-Anhalt. After an extensive education under the supervision of his father he was admitted to the University of Wittenberg at the age of just thirteen. The deaths successively of his father, uncle and brothers led to Joachim’s emergence in 1570 as the sole ruler of the Anhalt estates, the first time this had happened since their partition in 1252.

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The leadership of the Archaeological Institute of America (AIA) has once again condemned the St Louis chapter of its organization for consigning artifacts to auction. Held by the society since 1911-12, the two objects, a Mayan vase from Quiriqua in Honduras (est £3,800-£5,000) and a Zapotec urn from Monte Alban, Mexico (est £1,900-£3,100) are due to be sold at Bonhams, New York, on 12 November. Last month, the group put up its “Harageh Treasure” of Egyptian artifact for auction at Bonhams London, but the collection was pulled at the last minute and privately acquired by the Metropolitan Museum of Art for an undisclosed sum.

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An old shed isn't exactly where you'd expect an artwork  by a famous painter to turn up, but that's exactly where a lost piece by British artist Alfred Munnings being auctioned off by Bonhams next month was discovered. The untitled, undated watercolor painting depicts a bucolic scene, with a pair of cows grazing in front of hay wagons.

The painting is expected to be among the highlights at the auction house's East Anglian Picture Sale in Knightsbridge, London on Tuesday, November 18, carrying an estimate of £8,000–12,000 ($13,000–19,000).

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Alexi Fung is the new managing director of the Bonhams Hong Kong branch, a post he will take up immediately at the auction house’s new One Pacific Place salesroom. With a focus on Asian 20th century & contemporary art, Fung has previously worked at auction houses in Hong Kong and Japan.

“We are delighted to welcome Alexi to Bonhams, particularly at this exciting time for the company,” Malcolm Barber, co-chairman for Bonhams Group, said in a statement.

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Bonhams is set to auction a rare pair of Brescian flintlock holster pistols, circa 1660–70, on November 26. The pistols, which will be sold in the antique arms and armor sale in Knightsbridge, London, are estimated to sell for £60,000–80,000 ($97,000–130,000).

Pietro Manani, who is listed by Brescian firearms expert Nolfo di Carpegna as “one of the most active craftsmen of his time," made the pistols. The length of his working life is unknown, and some speculate that the thirty-eight known examples of Manani's work may be the work of a father-son duo.

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An art collection amassed by the late movie star Lauren Bacall, including eight sculptures by Henry Moore, will go under the hammer next year in New York, Bonhams auction house said on Friday.

Bacall, the husky voiced actress who was married to and appeared with Humphrey Bogart in films such as "The Big Sleep" and "Key Largo," died in August in New York at the age of 89.

The Bacall Collection, estimated to be worth $3 million, will be sold at Bonhams in March 2015.

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A mystery worthy of the one of the great writer’s own books reached its conclusion in Bonhams Jewelery sale in Knightsbridge.

Setting the room buzzing with excitement, bidders in the room, on the telephones, and online competed for Christie’s diamond brooch and three-stone diamond ring, pushing the prices ever higher. The ring, originally estimated at £3,000-5,000, sold for £21,875 (including buyer’s premium), and the brooch, estimated at £6,000-8,000, sold for a whopping £27,500 (including buyer’s premium).

The two pieces were long thought to be lost, having been mentioned as family heirlooms by Christie in her autobiography, but their whereabouts were unknown.

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Sounds like the makings of a mystery: A cache of diamonds was found in a trunk after sitting undiscovered for years.

Jennifer Grant, an Agatha Christie fan, bought a traveling trunk at an estate sale at Greenway, Christie's holiday home. The trunk was surprisingly heavy because of a lockbox bolted inside. There was no key.

"I almost did not want to open it because then the mystery would be over," Grant told the BBC. "When friends came round we would tip the trunk from one side to the other and listen to hear if anything rattled. If you were very quiet you could just about hear something sliding inside."

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