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Historic dolls from heiress’ estate to be auctioned in Santa Barbara

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SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - A $1.7 million dollar doll collection will be coming to auction on the south coast in January 2020.

Auction will be conducted by Theriauli's for benefit of The Bellosguardo Foundation.

These dolls were left when 104-year-old Huguette Clark, daughter of W.A Clark, died in 2011. The dolls were left as part of her $300 million dollar fortune. She and her father left a legacy that spanned from the American Civil War all the way to the Obama administration.

A small collection of historically relevant dolls will be curated by Theriault's and retained by Bellosguardo for inclusion in the home display. The dolls range from the French Golden Age of 1860 all the way to early Japanese cultural dolls.

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The doll collection auction is on January 11th at The Ritz-Carlton Bacara. An exhibit will be open to the public on January 10th. Money raised from the auction will go to The Hugette Clark Future Center for the Arts.

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