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The longtime chief of Chase Manhattan Bank, he was the grandson of America's first billionaire, John. "All told, the Rockefeller auctions are expected to hit 1 billion, which would be a new high said Robin Pogrebin, the New York Times' culture reporter. Rockefeller, who passed away in in 2017, was the last surviving grandson of industrialist John. The auction, which will be held in Rockefeller Center, was arranged by David Rockefeller,., after his father died last year, at 101. The late couple's family is donating all proceeds from this week's sale to charity.

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"That Matisse, if it goes into hands where I think I'll never see it again, that will be hard for. The top lot was a Picasso painting of a nude girl holding a basket of flowers that went for 115 million, against a pre-auction estimate of 100 million. David's father built Rockefeller Center, where in a 2002 interview for "CBS Sunday Morning" he gave CBS News' Anthony Mason a tour of the family offices. May 23, 2018, a first look at the earliest decisions that shape a human embryo. A Matisse canvas depicting a woman in a Turkish harem went for a record.8 million, topping the previous.8 million for the artist.

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Peggy died two decades earlier, in 1996. Her brother Leo bought it for 30 in 1905. In version.0 click "trust site" or add to your Trusted Site list.

Rockefeller Family s Jewelry Collection to Lead Christie s June Sale

The Associated Press contributed to this report. All prices include buyers' premiums. David Rockefeller died at age 101 in March 2017. Peggy Rockefeller died in 1996, and David Rockefeller in 2017, as the last surviving grandson of the oil baron John. It can be temporarily disabled by clicking the "shield" icon in the address bar.

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But, 'There is something really emotional about looking that far back at human origin. Besides the Peggy and David Rockefeller collection, the most important pieces in the auction are from French jewelry designer Jean Schlumberger for Tiffany., Raymond Yard and Van Cleef Arpels. The Rockefellers are considered an American dynasty and bidders came wanting a piece of that royalty, fortune and fame.

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John Haynes Williams' whistling swan decoy went for more than 348,000, the most ever for such a decoy and the artist. It helps to build our international editorial team, from war correspondents to investigative reporters, commentators to critics. If you are in Firefox click "disable on ". It also includes some of the collection of Rockefeller carriages.