Oprah’s Chicago life on auc­tion block

Winnipeg Free Press - Section E - - ENTERTAINMENT -

CHICAGO — Oprah Win­frey is sell­ing the fur­ni­ture, art­work, house­hold items and cloth­ing that once filled her Chicago home.

In the mar­ket for size 10 yel­low patent leather designer shoes? How about a hand­painted porce­lain soup tureen val­ued at $6,000 to $8,000?

More than 500 items with price points from $50 to $120,000 are go­ing on the auc­tion block Satur­day.

The low es­ti­mate for ev­ery­thing in the sale is about $800,000. Colleen Glea­son, direc­tor of es­tates and ap­praisals at Les­lie Hind­man Auc­tion­eers, says there’s no up­per limit on the bid­ding.

Pro­ceeds will ben­e­fit the Oprah Win­frey Lead­er­ship Academy Foun­da­tion.

Win­frey an­nounced last month that she’s closing Harpo Stu­dios in Chicago, where she made The Oprah Win­frey Show. She’s tran­si­tion­ing pro­duc­tion for her ca­ble net­work to a stu­dio in Cal­i­for­nia.

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