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At Auction in October 2020: Waldorf-Astoria New York’s Objets d’Art And Fine Furnishings

Waldorf Astoria/ Presidential Suite

Kaminski Auctions is set to host one of the largest auctions of the year. With online bidding and in person previews beginning on October 3rd, Fine Furnishings of the Historic Waldorf Astoria New York will be an extensive display of unique objects from the legendary hotel. Proceeds from the auction will go to support St. Bartholomew’s Conservancy in its mission to help restore and preserve the exteriors and gardens of fellow neighborhood landmark St. Bartholomew’s Church and Community House, directly across the street from the Waldorf Astoria New York.   

Andrew Miller, CEO of Dajia US, the owner and developer of Waldorf Astoria New York, stated, “Many of the pieces for auction have been witnesses to history, and we are excited to see them find new life in the homes of avid collectors.” 

Duke and Dutchess Of Windsor Suite - Waldorf Astoria

People from all across the world will have the opportunity to own pieces from Waldorf Astoria New York, a beacon of luxury —home to Hollywood’s elite, host to countless world leaders, and the site of notable cultural events and galas. Over 15,000 items will be available for bidding, such as 19th-century French furniture from 142 Towers suites, including the Windsor Suite, the Presidential Suite, and the Royal Suite. Art, chandeliers, and décor from the famous Bull and Bear bar, La Chine restaurant, and Peacock Alley, will be up for bidding as well.

 "We can’t wait to bring this immense, once-in-a-lifetime auction to life,” said Frank Kaminski, CEO and Owner of Kaminski Auctions. “The range of the auction is really quite extensive. There are pieces from the suites that world leaders, U.S. Presidents, and celebrities frequented. There are exquisite furnishings from the hotel’s notable restaurants and lounges.” 

Waldorf Astoria - Door of the Sir Winston Churchill Suite

While many incredible pieces will hit the auction blocks on October 10th, select items from the hotel are historically priceless and have been carefully preserved for future display in the hotel upon reopening. Notable items like the Spirit of Achievement statue that graces the Park Avenue entrance, the 1893 World’s Fair Clock which anchors the central lobby, acclaimed American composer Cole Porter’s 1907 Steinway grand piano, a John F. Kennedy Rocking Chair, and more have all been carefully analyzed, conserved, and restored for future generations to enjoy.

Online bidding is available beginning October 3rd through Live Auctioneers, KaminskiLIVE, and Invaluable. In-person previews will also begin on October 3rd at 2 Galleria Drive, Taunton, Massachusetts. 

The two-week live auction will launch on October 17th, and event organizers have made all preparation to carefully comply with all Massachusetts COVID-19 guidelines.

For more information or questions, please email Ashton McLeod at ashton.mcleod@berlinrosen.com or call 352-857-1530.

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Waldorf Astoria Hotel clock

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Door to the Elizabeth Taylor Suite

Susan Kime

Susan Kime's career combines publishing, journalism and editing. She was the Destination Club/Fractional Update Editor for Elite Traveler, and senior club news correspondent for The Robb Report's Vacation Homes. Her work has been published in Stratos, Luxury Living, European CEO, The London Telegraph, Caviar Affair, ARDA Developments, and Luxist/AOL. She was the Editor-in-Chief of Travel Conno...(Read More)

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