Agent's Treasures Hit the Market

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Mengers represented a cavalcade of stars including Faye Dunaway, Steve McQueen and Barbra Streisand and was best known in her later years for the salons she held at her John Elgin Woolf-designed Beverly Hills home, which was sold in January to showbiz attorney Allen Grubman for $6.3 million.

Items from the Sue Mengers estate will go on auction in Los Angeles.

About 200 items from the estate of Sue Mengers, the legendary agent who died in October after a battle with cancer, will be auctioned by Bonhams on June 11 and 12 at the company's Los Angeles office. Mengers represented a cavalcade of stars including Faye Dunaway, Steve McQueen and Barbra Streisand and was best known in her later years for the salons she held at her John Elgin Woolf-designed Beverly Hills home, which was sold in January to showbiz attorney Allen Grubman for $6.3 million. Now, many of the items that decorated the house are up for sale, including a Flemish Baroque carved-walnut figure of a strolling minstrel that could fetch as much as $12,000, a Chinese huanghuali altar table ($30,000) and an Empire-style chest of drawers ($6,000). Philanthropist Barbara Davis, widow of mogul Marvin Davis, was a regular at Mengers' luncheons and dinners and has fond memories of gatherings with Streisand, Anjelica Huston, Diane von Furstenberg and others. "I know all of the furniture was great, I know all of the [art] pieces were great, but my eye was always on Sue," says Davis. "The most outstanding thing in the room was Sue."