Property From The Estate of Mrs. Nancy Sinatra
JULIENS'S AUCTIONS IS PROUD TO PRESENT OUR "PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF MRS. NANCY SINATRA" AUCTION TAKING PLACE IN BEVERLY HILLS AND LIVE AND ONLINE AT JULIEN'S LIVE ON TUESDAY, DECEMBER 17TH.
The auction event will feature a collection of over 650 lots including fine art, furniture & decorative art, jewelry and more owned by the legendary Hollywood couple, Frank and Nancy Sinatra Sr., during their marriage as well as items collected by Mrs. Sinatra over her long life.
Nancy Rose Barbato was 17 years old when she met Frank Sinatra, an 18-year-old singer from Hoboken, on the Jersey Shore in the summer of 1934. They married in 1939 at Our Lady of Sorrows Church in Jersey City where Frank gave Nancy a recording of a song dedicated to her titled "Our Love" as a wedding present. The young newlyweds lived and worked in New Jersey, where Frank worked as an unknown singing waiter and master of ceremonies at the Rustic Cabin while Nancy worked as a secretary at the American Type Founders.
His musical career took off after singing with big band leaders Harry James and Tommy Dorsey, and Nancy went on tour with Frank and his band which she recalled were the happiest times of their married life. Frank and Nancy Sinatra were the proud parents of three children: Nancy Jr. (born in 1940), Frank Jr. (born in 1944) and Christina (born in 1948). In 1951, Nancy and Frank’s marriage ended in divorce, but the couple remained friends throughout their lives until Frank’s death in 1998 at the age of 82.
Mrs. Sinatra devoted her life to her family, friends and philanthropic causes and died at the age of 101 on July 13, 2018. “In Nancy, I found beauty, warmth and understanding; being with her was my only escape from what seemed to be a grim world,” Frank Sinatra said in a 1952 interview.
Highlights of the auction include fine art collected by Frank and Nancy Sinatra during the 1940s, furniture and decorative works of art from Frank and Nancy Sinatra’s various homes including items from their early married life, a significant collection of silver and silver-plate from the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries, a Mark Cross Coracle Picnic set monogrammed with Frank and Nancy Sinatra’s initials, a large vintage Louis Vuitton trunk as well as a number of books from the library of Frank and Nancy Sinatra, several of which are inscribed to them, and other collectibles.
If you can't make it out to Beverly Hills to bid in person, you can still watch all the action as well as bid online at julienslive.com! This limited catalogue also provides an opportunity for a special keepsake for your collection!
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