Estate of Dallas Socialites Ray and Clare Stern Brings $175,000+ at Heritage Auctions

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DALLAS, TX.- The Dallas Estate of Ray and Clare Stern proved quite popular with Decorative Arts collectors from coast to coast, hammering at $177,995 – translating into a 100% sell-through rate – on June 1 as a highlight grouping in Heritage Auctions‘ Signature(r) Decorative Arts & Design and Gentleman Collector Auctions at the company’s Design District Annex in Dallas. The top lot of the offering was a stunning French gilt wood and marble pier table with gilt bronze mounts, from an unknown Parisian maker, circa 1840, which realized $38,838. All prices quoted below include 19.5% Buyer’s Premium. “Collectors were obviously very enthusiastic about this estate,” said Karen Rigdon, Consignment Director for Decorative Arts at Heritage. “Not only because it had the Stern name attached to it, but because of the exce