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October 12, 2013 - Filed under: Antiques News,Auctions — Richard

Next month, a selection of items from the home of Oprah Winfrey will be sold at auction. Among the possessions belonging to the chat show host are a selection of antique furniture pieces, works of fine art and other items. Oprah is remodelling her Montecito home – all 23,000 square feet – and some of her belongings will be replaced.

The sale will be hosted by Kaminski Auctions in Carpinteria, California. Some items from her other homes in Indiana, Maui and Chicago will also be auctioned. Among the furniture will be an antique chest – a Louis XVI piece dating back to the 18th Century and estimated to be worth $30,000 to $50,000 (£18,200 to £31,300).

A set of antique Louis XV armchairs is also up for sale. This auction has been labelled The Oprah Winfrey Collection, and the star has previously had a sale called Oprah’s Great Closet Cleanout. During this sale in March 2010, Oprah sold a large number of personal items, including shoes by famous designers Ralph Lauren and Yves Saint Laurent.

Those attending the auction can purchase a VIP package for $100 and receive a catalogue with photos of the items to be auctioned, a reserved seat and a pass so that they can look at the items before the sale.

For people in the UK, there’s a strong chance that California is out of the question when it comes to buying furniture, but an antique chest in Preston will be cheaper when bought at a dealers rather than at auction.

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