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Friday
Nov012013

Oprah Winfrey Auctioning Art, Furniture from Her Homes

Discovery Communications, Inc.(NEW YORK) -- Want a piece of Oprah Winfrey?  She's offering antiques, furniture and fine art from her homes to raise money for a college fund that bears her name.

The items are taken from Winfrey's homes in Indiana; Hawaii; Chicago; and Santa Barbara, Calif. Items reportedly up for auction include an 18th-century Louis XVI chest worth an estimated $30,000-$50,000, and a set of embroidered yellow silk Louis XV armchairs valued at $20,000-$40,000.

Kaminski Auctions will host the sale in Carpinteria, Calif., on Saturday. Kaminski says Winfrey had a tough time parting with some of the items.

Proceeds from the auction will benefit the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy Foundation College Fund, which helps graduates of Winfrey's girls' academy in South Africa attend colleges and universities around the world.

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