Oprah Winfrey Image via Leslie Hindman Auctioneers Oprah Winfrey
Image via Leslie Hindman Auctioneers

The auction will feature 500 lots of English, French and Continental furniture, decorative arts, paintings as well items of fashion and other antiques.

The proceeds from the sale will benefit The Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy Foundation, which supports girls education at universities in both South Africa and America, including such prestigious colleges Stanford University, Spelman College, Smith College and Brown University.

Leslie Hindman, founder, expressed her delight at holding the sale: "Oprah's acumen as a media icon and businesswoman has been an inspiration for millions. Perhaps even more inspiring is her dedication to altruistic endeavors, built on the foundation of sharing her success to better the lives of others."

"On a more personal level, I have long revered Ms. Winfrey as a collector. I once met with Ms. Winfrey in 2003, and we discussed my perspectives and advice regarding collecting. It was immediately evident that she had extensive market knowledge and had made it a priority to form relationships with dealers, collectors and industry contacts to make informed decisions regarding acquisitions."

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