New York City Sale of Jazz Singer and Actress Lena Horne’s Belongings Nets $316,000

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NEW YORK, N.Y. (AP).- An auction of 200 items that once filled the home of jazz singer and actress Lena Horne sold Wednesday for $316,000, more than double the highest pre-sale estimate. The late star’s belongings from her Manhattan apartment were auctioned at Doyle New York. They epitomized her sophisticated taste: French-style furnishing, elegant costumes, jewelry and fine art. A sequined cardigan evening coat sold for $1,125, while a small Louis Vuitton trunk with stickers inscribed Lena Horne Hayton was sold for $20,000 — far above its pre-sales estimate of $500 to $700. And a soft leather vanity case inscribed LH was estimated at $200 to $400 sold for $6,250. Horne’s favorite designer was Giorgio di Sant’ Angelo, and a reversible mink coat by the Italian creator was estimated at $300 to $500 but sold