For the right amount of cash, you too can live like Oprah Winfrey.
And surprisingly, it might not be as expensive as you think. Oprah is putting items from her Chicago home up for bid, and of the 550 treasures, the prices start as low as $50.
“This is property from her Water Tower apartment in Chicago,” Leslie Hindman of Leslie Hindman Auctioneers, which is handling the Chicago sale, told PEOPLE. “There are lots of things in the $50 to $100 to $200 range” while others are valued at up to $120,000.
Oprah is selling her apartment after announcing that she is shuttering her Chicago production studio, where her talk shows were recorded.
Included in the auction will be English, French and Continental furniture and decorative pieces, paintings, prints, drawings, porcelain, crystal, silver, memorabilia, clothing and accessories.
At the lower end, there’s a Jorg and Olif bicycle with an estimated value of $200-$400 and a landscape painting of a poppy field starting at $300, Hindman said. At the upper tier is a Richard Miller painting for $80,000-$120,000. In between are such items as a Hovsep Pushman painting entitled “The Little Mother” for $30,00-$50,000, a Royal Copenhagen soup tureen and cover in the Flora Danica pattern for $6,000-$8,000 and an Australian giltwood cartel clock, circa 1800, with an estimated value of $2,000-$4,000.
Proceeds from the auction will go to Oprah’s Leadership Academy Foundation, which supports the school she founded in South Africa, the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls.
Since items for the auction are still being finalized, Hindman said she doesn’t yet know how much is expected to be raised. A catalog of the items will be online by the end of the week, and a printed version available for sale within two weeks, she said.
Many of Oprah’s fans are sure to jump at the chance to own one of her treasures. “People love her,” Hindman said. “People will be very very excited to own something that she owned.”
The auction is scheduled to take place April 25, with public previews April 16-24.