Copper heiress' art, items to be auctioned in NYC


NEW YORK (AP) — Art, musical instruments, Gilded Age furniture and rare books from a reclusive copper heiress' private trove will be auctioned this spring in New York City.

Christie's announced the plans Friday for about 400 pieces from Huguette (OO'-ghet) Clark's collection.

Clark was a daughter of U.S. Sen. William A. Clark. He was a Montana copper and railroad baron who founded Las Vegas.

Christie's says the total collection is expected to fetch more than $50 million.

Highlights will be on public display at Christie's London in late January, then in locales in Asia and at Christie's New York base in April. The full collection also will be on view in New York just before the sales.

Clark died at 104 in 2011. A feud over her estate was settled this fall.

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