Nat King Cole estate auction stars furniture and art

A two-day sale of property from the estate of Nat King Cole will be held on May 18-19 in Florida.

Nat King Cole auction
This 18th century Italian secretary ($10,000-15,000) provided the focal point of the living room in Cole's Florida estate

The sale is being conducted in association with Cole's twin daughters, Casey and Timolin, with an eclectic selection offered that reflects the singer's impeccable tastes.

Included are examples of Picasso's Madoura pottery, photogravures by American Indian photographer Edward Curtis, and a selection of fine European and Asian furniture.

Leading the sale is a portrait by US artist Robert Henri (1865-1929), which is expected to sell for $35,000-45,000.

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