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In Wake of Rye Move, Marc Jacobs Puts Art & Curios for Auction

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(PHOTO: Marc Jacobs' lobster candle stick holder, yours for $395.)

When most folks clean out their attic, they head over to Goodwill in New Rochelle or call Furniture Sharehouse for a pick-up.

Marc Jacobs calls Sotheby's and holds an auction. Fashion mogul Marc Jacobs, who decamped to Rye from New York City last February and got married in his Rye home in April, has been cleaning house.

You can pick up some of the items but Jacobs and his husband won't be holding a garage sale.

You'll need to head over to Sotheby's and bid online. Jacobs bought Rye's Max Hoffman house, a Frank Lloyd Wright design, and told Marketwatch.com: “Well, I’m not … When you move into a Frank Lloyd Wright house, there isn’t a lot of wall space and you can’t hang a lot of paintings. As much as I will have a difficult time parting with them, I just felt it’s time to give myself this window to start again.”

Here are some of the items in Jacobs' discard pile you can bid on, and an excerpt from the Marketwatch piece:

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(PHOTO: Jonas upholstered armchairs, yours for $3,800.)

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(PHOTO: Acorn bookends, yours for $350.)

The Marketwatch story:

"Marc Jacobs Selling Personal Collection of Art and Curio Online With Sotheby’s Home

Fashion designer Marc is selling a variety of his own decorative arts and furniture pieces beginning Thursday on Sotheby’s Home, the company’s online consignment marketplace.

Upon purchasing a new home designed by famed 20th century architect in Rye, New York, with his husband Char Defranesco last April, Jacobs sold much of his personal collection of art and decor with Sotheby’s in November as part of a live online auction, titled Marc Jacobs: A Life of Design.

Amassed over 20 years, Jacobs’ eclectic collection of 20th-century design includes works from renowned artists, such as and with many of whom Jacobs had personal relationships. Some of the biggest-ticket sales included several items by artist Francois-Xavier Lalanne, most notably, Petite Rhinoceros Mecanique, a patinated copper crafted Rhinoceros condiment holder, which sold for $680,000, and two patinated bronze monkey figures, Singe I and Singe II, which sold for $860,000 and $920,000 respectively. The auction totaled $8.1 million.

Jacobs’ current sale on Sotheby’s Home is a continuation of that purge. In an interview with Sotheby’s, Jacobs, 56, said, “Well, I’m not … When you move into a Frank Lloyd Wright house, there isn’t a lot of wall space and you can’t hang a lot of paintings. As much as I will have a difficult time parting with them, I just felt it’s time to give myself this window to start again.”

Included in the Sotheby’s Home sale are a number of pieces from Jacobs’ personal collection, which adorned both his Paris and New York townhouses. (After buying the house in Rye, Jacobs is planning to downsize in New York and has put his Manhattan townhouse on the market…

…Some of the highlights of the online sale include a set of Upholstered Armchairs ($3,800), a set of Japanese bamboo vases ($1,495), a tree sculpture ($1,250), and an Apparatus Studio articulating table lamp ($460). Other more eccentric pieces for sale include a wooden figure of a sheep ($495), a lobster-shaped candle holder ($395), and a small Nymphenburg porcelain skull ($295)…"

Read the rest.

See the full auction at Sotheby's.

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