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Waldorf-Astoria Online Auction

I have my eye on a few things!

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by Anonymousreply 60Last Friday at 10:58 PM

"The arm chairs and settees in the pale blue that was the favorite color of the Duchess of Windsor, who lived at the hotel with Edward VIII after he abdicated the British throne in 1936, are artfully arranged in an abandoned H&M store. Cole Porter’s dramatic suite is now ensconced in an REI Co-op outdoor store, and former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill’s New York City stronghold has been set up at Filene’s."

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by Anonymousreply 110/04/2020

The Murano chandeliers and appliqués are nice. Venini?

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by Anonymousreply 210/04/2020


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by Anonymousreply 310/04/2020

These can't be Lalique, can they? They aren't attractive.

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by Anonymousreply 410/04/2020

In other words, the owner is desperate to get rid of this inventory and turn every hotel room into a pale grey monochromatic mess guests similar to what guests can find at a Holiday Inn Express.

by Anonymousreply 510/04/2020

r3, you have a good eye, I can't tell good stuff from garbage.

I was looking for vintage WA dishware, its not included in this auction.

by Anonymousreply 610/04/2020

R5 - Yeah, I've stayed in the Towers several times. They were beautiful rooms. You don't have to throw EVERYTHING out. I hope they don't.

by Anonymousreply 710/04/2020

I am outbid!

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by Anonymousreply 810/05/2020

Will they be auctioning off the original recipe card for the salad?

by Anonymousreply 910/05/2020

Hotel furniture? You don’t know who’s so spooged all over it.

How exciting.

by Anonymousreply 1010/05/2020

Do they come with or without bedbugs?

by Anonymousreply 1110/05/2020

the waldorf astoria! iconic!

I wanted those chairs, starting bid was only 165, it's ten times more now dammit!

by Anonymousreply 1210/05/2020

R10 Maybe you can black light them prior?

by Anonymousreply 1310/05/2020

Do they deliver to the UK?

by Anonymousreply 1410/05/2020

celedon is one of my favorite shades, bidding is strong

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by Anonymousreply 1510/05/2020

Cool, thanks! I’m thinking of the hallway piano.

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by Anonymousreply 1610/05/2020

I will MARY! myself here, but I am aghast.

This is upsetting. The world as (some of us) know it will never be back. I'm a millennial, and I know no one my age appreciates anything antique, baroque, chintz (ok I'm just going to stop as I can't think of a D decor word). Rooms like these, ornate luxury like this, is gone with the wind. Replaced with cheap Trump repros witlessly trying to recreate this look. Or danish streamlined ugly modernism. Or just cheap ikea particle board.

estne nihil sanctum?

by Anonymousreply 1710/05/2020

R16 But your highest bid only goes to 99!

by Anonymousreply 1810/05/2020

Marilyn is still a money maker, big.

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by Anonymousreply 1910/05/2020

Gorgeous things.

by Anonymousreply 2010/05/2020

[quote]ok I'm just going to stop as I can't think of a D decor word


by Anonymousreply 2110/05/2020

No bids for the marble side tables in the Elizabeth Taylor suite. If I lived in NY I’d bid.

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by Anonymousreply 2210/05/2020


I don't know if this is the piano in your pic.

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by Anonymousreply 2310/05/2020

R22 You do know they auction is taking place in an abandoned mall outside Boston don’t you?

by Anonymousreply 2410/05/2020

R23 How many of those certified genuine Cole Porter Suite pianos are they selling? I guess they’re the 21st Century’s version of slivers from the True Cross!

by Anonymousreply 2510/05/2020

Thanks R24, but it makes no difference as I’m in Seattle.

by Anonymousreply 2610/05/2020

The new owners of the Waldorf are Chinese. Just so you know.

by Anonymousreply 2710/05/2020

Many items wind up being resold on eBay, so keep an eye on the site.

by Anonymousreply 2810/05/2020

Any of Lana Turner's items for sale?

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by Anonymousreply 2910/05/2020

Grandmas sofa

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by Anonymousreply 3010/05/2020

bidding through the roof for this item

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by Anonymousreply 3110/05/2020

R31 Is that one of those boats large orders of sushi come in? Why’s that so popular?

by Anonymousreply 3210/05/2020

Don’t scoff, but I like this:

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by Anonymousreply 3310/05/2020

I never knew what this style of furniture was called.

It's awful.

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by Anonymousreply 3410/05/2020

R34 That would also be know as a Bombay Commode.

by Anonymousreply 3510/05/2020

large credenza, only 45 dollars.

shipping and handling not included.

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by Anonymousreply 3610/05/2020

Not so Grand Hotel....

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by Anonymousreply 3710/05/2020

I love those velvet pillows or cushions, but I wouldn’t buy used pillows 🙈

by Anonymousreply 3810/05/2020



Oh dear. Oh dear.

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by Anonymousreply 3910/05/2020

Good luck to all the bidders, and here’s hoping that you get what you want. But don’t be surprised if these lots — especially in the early auctions — go for a small fortune. This auction has been very heavily advertised thanks to a lot of free press. It’s going to attract a lot of people who will drive up the prices of the “good” stuff. So, a 19th century painting that the auction house estimates should go for between $300 - $500, may get a lot of bids only because of where it has been hanging for the last 100 years. That “increase” in value is going to dissipate almost as soon as the auction is over.

by Anonymousreply 4010/05/2020

R33 That is actually a nice stylish sofa. Very Italian 1950s. Needs to be reupholstered,

by Anonymousreply 4110/05/2020

I have an active bid but will be relieved if I am overbid, its more money than I intended to spend.


by Anonymousreply 4210/05/2020

Is the auction actually live streaming somewhere?

by Anonymousreply 4310/05/2020

i love the sofa in r33, but shipping fees will be a fortune.

by Anonymousreply 4410/05/2020

I love this extra large floor globe from the Lyndon B. Johnson suite. I can't find anything out about this particular suite.

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by Anonymousreply 4510/05/2020

that is another hot item, r45. its already 10 times more than its minimum bid.

by Anonymousreply 4610/05/2020

I don't understand -- were these items in suites/rooms ONLY for these particular guests?

by Anonymousreply 4710/05/2020

[quote]were these items in suites/rooms ONLY for these particular guests?

Yes Rose, the Marilyn Monroe suite had not been rented out since August 4, 1962.

by Anonymousreply 4810/05/2020

A brand new one from Replogle, the same as I posted in r45 is $13K. For now, that's not a bad price at $1,010.

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by Anonymousreply 4910/06/2020

I have an ancestral cousin who made big bucks buying valuables from nobility in France during the Terror, including objects from Versailles. The nobility needed cash to get out, not paintings, or jewels. His daughter died a spinster. She bequest her loot to the Smithsonian, various NYC museums, and the Boston Museum of Fine Arts. I know one of them was buried with an urn of some kind.

I’ve never encountered her stuff of display. It’s all mostly in storage, I think.

by Anonymousreply 5010/06/2020

i dont understand why there is so much action on this one

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by Anonymousreply 5110/06/2020

Just watched the Christie’s auction online. It was 20th century Art, but ended with a T-Rex named Stan. It went for 27.5 Million Dollars! By comparison Sue sold for 9 Million Dollars.

by Anonymousreply 5210/06/2020

I’d buy a T- Rex if I had the money and space. I mean that is something incredibly special.

Maybe I’d hang Christmas lights on it.

by Anonymousreply 5310/06/2020

Looks like auctioneers followed good auction practice starting things with low opening bids, especially for items they know will move.

That lot of MM things likely will go for more than $5k if not $10k

by Anonymousreply 54Last Friday at 5:34 PM

F'ank you for fixing the error.

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by Anonymousreply 55Last Friday at 5:58 PM

[quote]That lot of MM things

We call them photographs here in America.

by Anonymousreply 56Last Friday at 6:00 PM

I am outbid, I'm ok with it

by Anonymousreply 57Last Friday at 8:38 PM


France's revolutionary government both out of spite and need to raise cash sold off tons of art, furnishings and other things not just from royal palaces, but things belonging to nobility as well. True some of it was sold off by those fleeing France, but much of it was simply confiscated by the state. Revolutionary government didn't have enough room in warehouses for all the stuff they confiscated.

Much of it ended up in North American, Buckingham Palace (British royalty bought plenty), and homes of British and some European nobility.

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by Anonymousreply 58Last Friday at 9:09 PM

More and some dirt:

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by Anonymousreply 59Last Friday at 9:14 PM

It was a font nightmare!

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by Anonymousreply 60Last Friday at 10:58 PM
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