Why Melissa Rivers Is Auctioning Her Mom’s Belongings Two Years After Joan’s Death

It was an emotional day for Melissa Rivers as she checked out the display of items from the estate of her late mom, Joan Rivers, at Christie’s in New York City. Two years after her mom’s sudden death, Melissa decided to auction off some of her belongings. She poke to “Extra" about why it was important for her to honor her mother and how she is coping without Joan.

Christie’s is selling off 290 lots of Rivers’ handbags, clothing, French and English furniture, porcelain, glass and silver, jewelry, and Russian, European, and Asian works of art. Melissa pointed out there wasn’t anything that Joan ever told her she couldn’t part with, saying, “My mother was always very clear that these were her things and the things she loved and she didn’t expect her taste to be my taste and I should only keep what is meaningful and sell the rest, do some good with the money.”

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