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    A Marilyn Monroe Decorative Rustic Chest, 1962. Smallish in size (to set atop a dresser), made of wood with a metal overlay, adorned on entire surface with rows of blue, green, and red marbles inspersed with brass studs, brass ring on top front lid, four small pegs on bottom; evidently one of the many items Monroe famously purchased down in Mexico to furnish her new Spanish-style home in Brentwood; chest was later purchased by the current owner in 1964 directly from Dr. Gilbert Nunez who bought Monroe's house after her death; includes a letter from the former owner stating in part that the Nunez family told her this piece was "found in Marilyn's bedroom and she kept her jewelry in it." (Please note this piece is somewhat rusted due to age.)
    6" x 18" x 9" x 10"

    PROVENANCE:
    This piece was originally sold in the Heritage Auctions (Dallas) auction titled "Entertainment & Music Memorabilia," Sale 7159, February 20, 2016, Lot 89002, final price realized was $2,750.


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    June, 2017
    17th-18th Saturday-Sunday
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