Martha Stewart TV props premiere at Kaminski Auctions, May 5-6

Martha Stewart

Pair of classical-style bronze urns, 38 in. x 21in. Estimate: $600-$1,000. Kaminski Auctions image

BEVERLY, Mass. – Studio props and furniture from TV’s The Martha Stewart Show will be sold at Kaminski Auctions on Saturday and Sunday, May 5-6. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Martha Stewart Center for Living at Mount Sinai Hospital which serves to promote and facilitate access to health care resources for older adults and to enhance the public perception of aging. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

As one of the most influential and successful business women and authors in the world, Martha has shaped the tastes and decor of households around the globe. Her career spans the worlds of publishing and broadcasting, and she has authored over 90 books on cooking, decorating and entertaining.

Martha Stewart

French Faienceries d’Art de Malicorne dinnerware, coral, shell and pale blue on white ground, to include: 10 dinner plates, 12 small round bowls, 10 lidded bowls and two large covered tureens. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000. Kaminski Auctions image

Her love and passion for antiques are well known and her early days of collecting influenced the trends and tastes in the antique markets. A frequent visitor over the years to the Pier Shows in New York City, and the Brimfield Antiques Shows in western Massachusetts, Stewart’s trained eye found milk glass, creamware, Fiesta ware, glass jadeite, Depression glass, vintage Christmas ornaments and much more. They became infinitely more desirable with Martha’s stamp of approval, and her legions of fans collected what Stewart collected, driving the prices and demand for these items.

Martha Stewart

Vintage enamel cast-iron and steel cookware, 12 pieces. Estimate: $75-$125. Kaminski Auctions image

Stewart showcased her collections and passion for collecting these items through her television shows, her magazine Martha Stewart Living and the many books she authored. Daily she appeared on set baking cakes, creating floral arrangements and shaking new cocktails with the props on offer in this historic auction.

Martha Stewart

Pair of Sheffield silver-plated three-light candlesticks, 14½ in. x 14½ in. Estimate: $200-$300. Kaminski Auctions image

Included are many of Stewart’s favorite pieces that she sold under the Martha Stewart Collection brand as well as dinnerware, cooking utensils, barware, planters, chairs, stools and tables used on her television shows with the parade of celebrity guests and experts Martha hosted each day.

Martha Stewart

White-painted swivel chair signed Martha Stewart, 47 in. x 19 in. Estimate: $350-$550. Kaminski Auctions image

The auction gallery will be decorated in Martha Stewart’s signature style with dining tables and vignettes set up with the many objects on offer in the auction. Martha’s selected charity, The Martha Stewart Center for Living at Mount Sinai, will benefit, and her fans can own a piece of Martha Stewart history. These items will make fantastic gifts for her fans and comes just in time for Mother’s Day gift giving.