Pacific Heights estates at Sotheby’s

Furniture from Dodie Rosekrans’ home at 2840 Broadway is coming up for auction.

Luxury items from two favored members of the Pacific Heights social aristocracy will be offered at auction this week at Sotheby’s showrooms in New York.

On December 8 and 9, property from the collection of Dodie Rosekrans will be auctioned, including furnishings and artwork from her home at 2840 Broadway designed by Willis Polk, one of San Francisco’s most esteemed 19th century architects. Much of the interior and furniture design was by superstar 20th century designer Michael Taylor. Rosekrans was a daughter of Michael Naify, founder of the movie chain that became United Artists, and married into the Spreckels family, benefactors of San Francisco’s Palace of the Legion of Honor. Also included in the auction are items from Rosekrans’ “Indian Jewel Box” apartment in Paris and her palazzo on the Grand Canal in Venice, both designed by one-time neighborhood resident Tony Duquette.

A day earlier, on December 7, Sotheby’s will offer “The Elegant John Traina — A Portrait in Style,” featuring jewels and personal items including dress sets and cufflinks, watches, cigarette cases and Faberge-like objects. Traina, a shipping executive and vintner who lived in the neighborhood, was the author of Extraordinary Jewels in 1994 and The Faberge Case: From the Private Collection of John Traina in 1998. He was married to Dede Wilsey and later to Danielle Steele.