Online Auction Set for Romance Novelist Judith Krantz's Belongings


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LOS ANGELES (CNS) - An online-only auction is scheduled today for fine art, furniture, collectibles and personal mementos from the Bel-Air estate of romance novelist Judith Krantz, who died in June 2019 at the age of 91.

“Abell is honored to offer a stunning collection from the longtime Los Angeles residence of Judith Krantz, who achieved incredible publishing success and became one of the world's first celebrity authors,'' said Joe Baratta of Abell Auction Co. “This is an opportunity for buyers, collectors and fans from around the globe to acquire an item she treasured during her remarkable life.''

Items scheduled to be auctioned include an ink wash painting by Reuven Rubin, a Charles & Ray Eames lounge chair and ottoman, and a Marc Chagall lithograph, along with a decoupage assembly of Krantz's book covers.

An auction preview was conducted by appointment between Monday and Wednesday at the Abell gallery in Los Angeles.

The auction is set to get underway at 9 a.m. Thursday. Buyers can place absentee bids with Abell directly, bid via telephone or bid online atwww.LiveAuctioneers.com and www.Invaluable.com.

A complete catalog is available at www.abell.com.

Krantz wrote 10 romance novels, including the New York Times bestsellers “Scruples'' and “Princess Daisy.'' Seven of her books were adapted for television as mini-series.

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