The Nicest Pieces From Oprah’s Estate Sale

Oprah's Estate SaleOn November 2, at the Santa Barbara Polo and Racquet Club, Oprah held a spectacular estate sale, auctioning off her personal valuables from her 23,000-square-foot,  $85 million dollar mansion in Montecito. Having disclosed in O Magazine, Oprah says she intends on making some major changes to her home.  “I am evolving (and) my taste is too.”  The proceeds went to help her leadership academy for girls in South Africa.

In the March issue of O the Oprah Magazine, Oprah wrote that she planned to remodel the Montecito mansion to better reflect her “true” self.  Los Angeles-based interior designer Rose Tarlow, bluntly told Winfrey, “This house has nothing to do with you.”  She later revealed in the  LA Times, “The gilded mirrors, marble urns, the lavish carpets and sherbet palette — it was all very grand, but it wasn’t very true to myself. And there you have it: That thing that had been missing from all the beautiful places I’d ever lived in was me!”  Tarlow is well known for her simplistic, southern California style.

Kaminski Auctions  put together a stunning 29 page catalogue “The Oprah Winfrey Collection“.  They explain that many of the pieces in the collection came from her residences in Indiana, Hawaii, Chicago and Santa Barbara.  The auction included many stunning English and French antiques, even a children’s playhouse, and swing set.  Page 21 shows a bathoom dressed up with blue and white portuguese tiles, that were also auctioned off. What do you think of Oprah’s furniture and collections? What do you love the most?

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Oprah's Estate Sale
18th Century, Louis XVI bureau, stamped “Boudin,” ormolu mounted, inlaid with kingwood and tulipwood, $21,000
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Oprah's Estate Sale19th Century Louis XVI Style bureau plat with ormolu bronze trim and mounts, with cream colored tooled leather top, gold pineapple and leaf border, and ivory painted surface, Christie’s label attached,$8500
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19th Century French dressing table, white painted with blue details, $1800

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Oprah's Estate Sale18th Century Louis XVI paint decorated cabinet, oak with light green and cream paint wash, with mullion paneled glass doors and hand carved crest $8500

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Oprah's Estate SaleLate 18th or early 19th Century table, with floral painted decoration $900

Oprah's Estate Sale18th Century English Chinoiserie fall front desk, paint decorated with characters and figurative scenes on cream ground $1100

Oprah's Estate Sale18th Century Louis XVI Sylvain-Nicolas Blanchard bench $10,000

Set of six 18th Century Louis XVI A La Reine, Jean Baptise Lelarge armchairs, with hand embroidered upholstery $60,000

Oprah's Estate Sale

Custom made sofa, with gold silk upholstery and multicolor roped edge detail, along with two coordinating pillows in blue and gold check pattern with fringe,$1500

Oprah's Estate Sale

In the style of Piero Fornasetti, three panel folding screen, decorated with small framed scenes of animals and scrolling floral motifs, unsigned, 78″ h x 19″ w (closed), 78″ h x 47″ w (open). Property of Oprah Winfrey. $900

Oprah's Estate SaleGeorge Smith sofa, in rose printed upholstery, with wooden legs on brass castors $1200

George Smith LTD “Eve” chair, in tufted cream upholstery on wooden legs $1300

George Smith LTD “Brewster” chair, with custom slipcover$950

Oprah's Estate Sale

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Bottega Veneta steamer trunk, Italian, black leather with brass hardware, without key, 21 1/2″ h x 39″ w x 21″ d. Property of Oprah Winfrey. Sold for $8500

Oprah's Estate Sale19th Century Empire Secrétaire à Abattant, mahogany with bronze knobs, $2300

18th Century Swedish tall clock, with bulbous body, acanthus leaves and gilt details $8500

Oprah's Estate SaleSet of four Georgetti arm chairs, solid cherry with beige upholstery, designed by Leon Krier, 33″ h x 22 1/4″ w x 18″ d. Property of Oprah Winfrey. $7750

Oprah's Estate SaleRegency period tilt top breakfast table, burl walnut veneer $2200

19th Century English tilt top breakfast table, in burlwood veneer $6500

18th Century Chippendale Mirror $1800

Oprah's Estate Sale18th Century Louis XV French chest $6600

Oprah's Estate Sale19th Century American Federal mirror, gilt wood frame, $550

Antique library steps, pine,$1200

Regency library step table, mahogany, with tooled leather top $2700

9th Century English Georgian slant lid desk $1200

Oprah's Estate SaleJumeau doll, marked “Tete Jumeau,” on back of neck, 27″ long. Property of Oprah Winfrey $4000, Pair of 20th Century table lamps, brass, 23″ h x 6″ square base. $800

Oprah's Estate SaleFrench Empire style chaise lounge, gold leaf melon shaped feet,$2100

19th Century Edwards and Roberts of London carved armchair$1800

19th Century French stand, fruit wood, with floral carved top$1200

18th Century English or Welsh bench, oak, with lift top seat, $2300

Welsh painted pine box settle bench, c. 1820$1300

Oprah's Estate SaleJeweled bowl, glass, enamel and semi-precious stones,

marked “Pasabahce 2000” and 1208 on base $3500