My first meeting with Oprah Winfrey was at the Miami antique show in 2000. She swooned over a pair of Egyptian Revival torchieres that were in our booth and she asked me to hold them for her. I did so until the end of the show, tried to reach her to no avail. They were sold to Carl Schwartz in the Chicago area. I sent the photograph to her and she autographed it mentioning that she should have purchased the torchieres.


Carl later closed his house and sold me back the pieces that he had bought from me. I have tried to email Oprah to let her know of their availability but can’t seem to get through to her. Can someone help me? Oprah was jovial, extremely friendly, always in a hurry and had great taste. I have had only one encounter with Ms. Winfrey, but it was memorable.

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