June 2022 Auction Block

Off the auction block this month are a Chanel bag, Roman marble portrait, an unburnable book and a magnificent diamond.  


Chanel Black Suede and Gold Python Double Flap Bag 

Estimate: $1,000-$1,500  

Sold For: $3,465  

From the estate of a Park Avenue woman, this gorgeous Chanel bag is two-tone black and gold with a flap closure and gold-tone hardware. The signature CC turn-lock closure completes the purse, along with a woven-in leather chain strap and black leather interior.  


Roman Marble Portrait Head of a Woman 

Estimate: $4,000-$6,000   

Sold for: $5,313  

This 11-inch Roman marble portrait head of a woman is from the Augustan period, circa first century B.C.E.-first century CE. It was originally property from a private California collection.  



Margaret Atwood: The Unburnable Book 

Estimate: $50,000-$100,000   

Sold for: $130,000  

Hot off the press and limited to just one “unburnable,” author Margaret Atwood’s “The Handmaid’s Tale” was produced as a single-copy special edition. The book was produced in Toronto by The Gas Company Inc. Fireproof materials and processes were researched and tested by Doug Laxdal. Atwood and Penguin Random House have partnered with the creative agency Rethink to make “The Unburnable Book,” a fireproof edition of Atwood’s frequently banned book “The Handmaid’s Tale.”  



The Light of Africa Diamond: A Sensational Diamond 

Estimate: $11,000,000-$18,000,000  

Sold for: $20,084,000  

The Light of Africa diamond is an emerald cut jewel measuring a prodigious 103.49 carats. The diamond is flawless, with excellent polish and symmetry.  











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