Late Queen Juliana’s Attic Sale Draws Crowds of Royal Fans at Sotheby’s in Amsterdam

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AMSTERDAM (AP).- From threadbare armchairs to marble mantel clocks, garden furniture to a silver pocket knife, thousands of the late Dutch Queen Juliana’s possessions are going under the hammer in an attic sale fit for a king. The four-day auction by Sotheby’s started Monday and was stirring interest among serious collectors as well as die-hard Dutch royalty fans of the popular House of Orange. A total of 1,725 lots gathered from seven royal palaces were being auctioned with the proceeds going to four charities — one chosen by each of Juliana’s four daughters. “It’s really like a royal attic sale,” auctioneer Mark Grol told The Associated Press. “With paintings to prints, ceramics, silver, furniture. Just basically everything you would find in a palace.” The sale is intended to clear out unwanted belongings that were left