The auction of more than 200 items brought a sales total of $316,000 Wednesday at the Doyle New York auction house. That was double the total the sale was expected to bring in.
Among the items sold was a small Louis Vuitton trunk with stickers inscribed "Lena Horne Hayton" that went for $20,000. It had been estimated at up to $700.
Other items also sold well above their estimated. A reversible mink coat by Horne's favorite designer, Giorgio di Sant' Angelo, sold for $8,125. It had been estimated to bring in up to $500.
But an abstract painting by artist Charles Alston that was expected to bring up to $50,000 was sold for $20,000.
Horne died in May at age 92.