Christie’s selling property from Nina Griscom estate Dec. 17

Nina Griscom estate

Nabil Nahas (Lebanese, b. 1949) Untitled (Shells), acrylic on canvas. Nabil Nahas (Lebanese, b. 1949) Untitled (Shells), acrylic on canvas. Estimate: $8,000-$12,000. Christie’s image

NEW YORK – Christie’s will conclude its auction American Muse: The Collection of Nina Griscom on Dec. 17. The online sale of interiors from the late celebrity’s New York home will include 34 lots with fine art ranging from Old Master drawings to 20th century sculptures, as well as modern furnishings and decorative objects. View the fully illustrated catalog on LiveAuctioneers.

Born Nina Renshaw in 1954, Nina Griscom, as she was known, was a model, an entrepreneur, a muse and a friend to many. The daughter of Elizabeth F. Rohatyn and Charles Renshaw she grew up on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. Following a traditional education at Miss Porter’s and then Barnard, she broke out to become a model working for Eileen Ford while still in college.

Nina Griscom estate

A mahogany double staircase maquette, probably English, 20th century, 32in high. Estimate: $5,000-$8,000. Christie’s image

“I wasn’t discovered I walked right in demanding work,” she once said.

Nina Griscom estate

Nina Griscom. Patrick McMullan via Getty Images

She moved on to a position as a television host, working from 1990-1993 on entertainment news on HBO and followed up as the presenter with Alan Richman of Dining Around, which ran from 1993 to 1998. Later she ran home décor stores in Southampton and Manhattan.

Nina Griscom estate

Ferdinando Galli Bibiena (Italian,1657-1743), a stage design with a monumental hall with columns and statues. Estimate: $5,000-$7,000. Christie’s image

A patron of the ballet, Griscom was a familiar face around Manhattan. In her later years, as she fought the debilitating effects of ALS, she battled with grace and courage until the last.


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