Past Auction

The Collection of Dorothea Benton Frank

Wed, Sep 16, 2020 at 10am EDT |
New York
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Sale Totaled $209,881 Far Surpassing the Pre-Sale Estimate!

  • Auction of the Collection of Best-Selling Author Dorothea Benton Frank on September 16, 2020
  • Property from Her Montclair, New Jersey, Home Decorated by New York Interior Designer Thomas Britt
  • Sale Totaled $209,881 Far Surpassing the Pre-Sale Estimate of $88,175-136,435

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NEW YORK, NY -- Doyle held the successful auction of property from the Collection of best-selling author Dorothea Benton Frank on September 16, 2020. A native of Sullivan’s Island, South Carolina, and longtime resident of Montclair, New Jersey, Ms. Frank was the author of twenty popular novels inspired by her Southern roots.

This landmark auction featured property from her Montclair home decorated by New York interior designer Thomas Britt. Among the highlights were elegant furniture, decorations and artwork, as well as memorabilia related to her successful career as an author.

With competitive bidding from fans of Dorothea Benton Frank across the country and abroad, the sale totaled a stunning $209,881, far surpassing the pre-sale estimate of $88,175-136,435 with an exceptional 97% sold by lot and $100% by value.

Dotty Frank's Library
Dottie Frank's Library


Additional property from The Collection of Dorothea Benton Frank will be offered in the auctions of Fine Jewelry on Sept 23, Fine Literature on Sept 30, and English & Continental Furniture & Decorative Arts October 29.


Dotty Frank's Dining Room
Dottie Frank's Dining Room

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Dotty Frank's Office
Dottie Frank's Office


Dottie Frank's Living Room
Dottie Frank's Living Room

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