Sotheby's To Sell The Property of Anna Moffo Sarnoff
In addition to the jewels of a princess, Sotheby's will be auctioning off the property from one of the greatest sopranos this fall. The private collection from the Anna Moffo Sarnoff Estate, will be part of a s series of New York sales through December. Her tastes ran toward contemporary works of art by Robert Indiana, Alexander Calder and Isamu Noguchi and Impressionist art by Jean Arp.She also collected furniture from around the world including this rare European-market Namban-style painted lacquer six-panel screen from the 17th century. The original Chinese lacquer screen bears some later Anglo-Dutch elements, such as metalwork detailing and tooled-leather reinforcements showing that the screen was exported to Europe and received such enhancements during the second half of the seventeenth century. This screen is eexpected to sell for $120-150,000.