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Oprah has decided to makeover her 23,000-square-foot 'Promised Land' mansion in Montecito, CA and to clear space, she's going to sell off her existing furniture and art. The decor was, "all very grand, but it wasn't very true to myself," the lady said in a feature in her namesake magazine last spring. The pieces will be sold via a massive auction in Santa Barbara on November 1.
If you've got baroque tastes and a fat wallet, this is the auction for you. The Hollywood Reporter lists a few items that will be included, like an "exquisite" antique Louis XVI chest that's expected to go for $30,000 to $50,000 and a green-and-white plaid English George Smith couch (pictured above) which is valued at just $3,000 or $4,000. In addition to the Montecito house, there will be items from Oprah's other properties in Chicago, Maui and Indiana. The auction will go up for preview on Kaminski October 18.
· The Oprah Winfrey Collection [Kaminski Auctions]
· Oprah Winfrey to Auction Home Items Nov. 2 [THR]
· Inside Oprah's 'Promised Land' Mega-Manse, Pre-Makeover [Curbed]
· Anatomy of a Mea Culpa Outfit: Lindsay Lohan on Oprah [Racked]