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It turns out that in addition to everything else Joan Rivers was known for, she was quite a collector.
    
Her New York penthouse was filled with art, jewelry, fine French furniture and other items. And a lot of it is going to be auctioned off next week.
    
With the help of Christie's New York, daughter Melissa Rivers made her way through rooms and rooms full of memories. She had to decide what she could and couldn't part with, and what she would donate to charities so they could put on auctions of their own.
    
The result was the Private Collection of Joan Rivers -- more than 200 lots to be auctioned in a live sale at Christie's next Wednesday, and about 80 more offered online through the following day.
    
The auction house opened its doors to the media today for a preview. A couple of the comedian's elegant sitting rooms were set up, her inlaid Yearwood desk and chair near a favorite painting.
    
Rivers died nearly two years ago at the age of 81.

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