Sotheby's auction house will auction the estate of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis (above) on April 19.
The four-day sale is expected to bring about $5 million for some 1,200 items, including the desk on which President John Kennedy signed the 1963 Nuclear Test Ban Treaty and a pair of obelisks that sat in the Red Room of the Kennedy White House. Estimates for individual items were not immediately available.
"The sale of the Estate of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis will be among the most memorable auctions ever to take place," Sotheby president Diana Brooks said. "The objects we are selling reveal a portrait of one of the most extraordinary women of the 20th century."
The Kennedys' children Caroline and John Jr. this year donated thousands of items to the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation, but the former first lady provided that the parts of her estate not wanted by her children be sold at auction.