Oprah Winfrey to Auction Contents of her Montecito Mansion

  • October 28, 2013 22:39

  • Email
Oprah Winfrey

Media mogul Oprah Winfrey is selling the contents of her 23,000-square-foot, Georgian-style estate in Montecito, California. Fine art, English antiques and furnishings will be offered at auction next month.

Purchased in 2001 for about $50 million, Winfrey's 42-acre estate is situated in a posh enclave on the outskirts of oceanside Santa Barbara. She hired Rose Tarlow, who has designed for Eli Broad and Barbara Walters, to completely overhaul the entire interiors, orginally designed by late decorator Anthony P. Browne.

In the March issue of her O The Oprah Magazine, Winfrey wrote: "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!"

Among the offerings is a marble-topped Louis XVI chest stamped by the maker “Boudin” and estimated to bring between $30,000 and $50,000. A set of Louis XV armchairs in hand embroidered yellow silk upholstery is expected to fetch $20,000 to $40,000.

Artwork by Allen Stringfellow, John Kramer and Clementine Hunter, among others, is offered.

Kaminski Auctions of Beverly Hills will hold the sale at the Santa Barbara Polo Club and Racquet Club in Carpinteria, Calif., on Nov. 2. Proceeds will benefit The Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy Foundation College Fund. Items from her Maui, Indiana and Chicago homes will also be included in the sale.

A public preview will be held at the grounds of the Santa Barbara Polo and Racquet Club from Oct. 30 through Nov. 1 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free general admission seating will be available for this auction by pre-registering for tickets at www.kaminskiauctions.com. Catalogs may be purchased for $50 through Kaminski Auctions at www.kaminskiauctions.com.

  • Email

More News Feed Headlines

Rashid Johnson, Untitled Anxious Red Drawings.  Zoom background for download from Hauser & Wirth.

Rashid Johnson: 'The role of art right now is to not avert its eyes'

  • CNN / May 30th, 2020

Temporarily working out of a Long Island basement, New York City-based artist Rashid Johnson has focused his art ...

Tristan Eaton's Human Kind series.

SpaceX Rocket Launches NASA Astronauts Into Orbit With Some 'Indestructible' Artwork

  • ArtfixDaily / May 30th, 2020

A SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft successfully launched into space with two NASA astronauts aboard on Saturday. A first ...


Historic New England Presents Artful Stories, An Online Experience That Explores Regional Stories Through Art

  • ArtfixDaily / May 30th, 2020

Artful Stories reflects what it is about New England – its architecture, landscapes, townscapes, and people – ...

Florence's Pitti Palace exhibition "The Immensity of the Universe in the art of Giovanna Garzoni" May 28 - June 28, 2020.

The Natural World of Giovanna Garzoni Brings the Pitti Palace Back to Life

  • ArtfixDaily / May 28th, 2020

100 works of art, in the first major exhibition devoted to this Baroque artist and friend of Artemisia Gentileschi, ...


Related Press Releases

Related Events

Goto Calendar

ARTFIXdaily Artwire