Christie’s Americas Announces a Landmark Auction

For September 2016:

Private Collection of President and Mrs. Ronald Reagan

Sold to Benefit the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation & Institute

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Christie’s announces it has been entrusted with the sale of The
Private Collection of President and Mrs. Ronald Reagan
, the
celebrated 40th President and First Lady of the United
States. This landmark auction is slated for September 2016 to coincide
with Christie’s Americana Week sales series in New York. Per the
Reagans’ wishes, proceeds from the auction are designated for The Ronald
Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute.

The sale encompasses furniture, decorative works of art, books,
memorabilia, jewelry, paintings, sculpture, drawings and prints from
President and Mrs. Reagan’s home in Los Angeles, California. The
collection includes American, English, and Chinese furnishings selected
for the home’s beautifully appointed Ted Graber-designed interiors,
paying homage to the William Haines ‘Hollywood Regency’ style. The
collection will be sold in a sequence of live and online auctions.
Estimates on individual items range from $1,000 to $50,000, and the
sales are expected to realize in excess of $2 million total.

Brook Hazelton, President of Christie’s Americas, noted: “Christie’s
is honored to be entrusted with this prestigious collection which offers
unprecedented insight into the private lives of President and Mrs.
Ronald Reagan.
Each object offers a ‘through the keyhole’
experience revealing as-yet untold stories of two of the 20
century’s most celebrated public figures.”

“The generosity and foresight of President and Mrs. Reagan will
ensure that the Foundation, and the presidential library it supports,
will be equipped to pursue its mission,”
said John Heubusch,
Executive Director of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and
“It is our honor to fulfill their wishes for the
benefit of countless numbers who will visit the Reagan Library in the

More details of the Collection will be announced in the coming weeks.
The complete sale catalogue will be available late summer 2016. For more
information please visit

About the Reagan Foundation and Institute

The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute is a nonprofit,
non-partisan organization which sustains the Ronald Reagan Presidential
Library and Museum, the Ronald Reagan Institute, the Center for Public
Affairs, the Presidential Learning Center and The Air Force One
Pavilion. Located in Simi Valley, California the Library houses over 55
million pages of Gubernatorial, Presidential and personal papers and
over 40,000 gifts and artifacts chronicling the lives of Ronald and
Nancy Reagan. It now also serves as the final resting place of President
and Mrs. Reagan.

*Estimates do not include buyer’s premium. Sales totals are hammer
price plus buyer’s premium and do not reflect costs, financing fees or
application of buyer’s or seller’s credits.


Erin McAndrew,
Cuminale, +1-212-636-2680
Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute

Giller, + 1-805-522-2977