Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, who died in 1994, didn't consider herself a collector—even though she filled her five homes (in New York, New Jersey, Virginia and Massachusetts) with art, antiques and, yes, plain old junk. This month her daughter Caroline Kennedy, 47, will put some 700 objects on auction at Sotheby's in New York City. Ready to own a piece of the dream? Don't be fooled by the estimated values listed below: Last time Kennedy curios went on the block, in 1996, actual prices were hundreds of times higher.
The President, who had a bad back, felt comfortable in rockers, says one of Jackie's decorators, Richard Nelson (who chose this oak model): "They were in every house."
This Van Cleef & Arpels golden girl with a coral head holds a sapphire-diamond flower.
"Jackie wore a lot of fake [pearls]," says jeweler Kenneth Jay Lane. Here, one of a pair of necklaces.
Monogrammed horse blankets (the aluminum chest costs extra) attest to Jackie's love of riding and fox hunting.
Frederick Mayhew's 19th-century portrait of a sea captain (which appeared with Jack on the cover of TIME) hung at the family's Hyannis Port summer house.
Louis XVI chairs were typical of Jackie's style—"beautiful but not grandiose," says friend Aileen Mehle.
This garden of kitsch-en delights could have come straight from the set of That '70s Show.
Tina Redwood. Jennifer Longley in New York City
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