The Waldorf Astoria in New York City: pieces of furniture to be auctioned

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Emma Teitel
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Chandeliers, vases, display cabinets and the door to the Suite that was once the former US President Herbert Hoover slept: Around 15,000 pieces of furniture from the famous Waldorf Astoria New York to be auctioned since the weekend. “It is unique objects of a legendary Hotels”, – stated in the message of the U.S. auction house Kaminski. The furnishings currently on display in a vacant shopping Mall near Boston. The auction lasts until may 15. November.

The Waldorf Astoria New York, since its opening in 1931, luxury, Descending for Hollywood stars, artists and top politicians. In 2014, the Hilton hotel chain had sold their flagship property for 1.95 billion dollars in the Chinese insurer status, to anbang Insurance. The has announced a comprehensive renovation. The Deal was controversial: stem – and state guests had been, they did not trust the new owner. Two years later, the status, to anbang made the Waldorf-tight. For a different reason: In the Wake of a massive renovation of the core, it converts the half of the hotel rooms in Apartments for millionaires. But even this is not without controversy – New York already has to many VIP real estate, and too little affordable housing.

For status, to anbang, the Waldorf was part of a global Expansion on a Pump that went bad. In the year 2017, Wu Xiaohui, is the founder and Chairman, was arrested and later was sentenced for fraud to 18 years in prison. The Beijing government broke status, to anbang, and came across 15 Hotels. The Waldorf Astoria is one of the last remaining items.

The future of the hotel was secured, it was said, especially since the Management spent more at the Hilton. In the midst of such a monumental construction project, you can get off hardly. At the Moment the Hotel is newly furnished. The proceeds of the auction are to Work at St. Bartholomew’s Fund Church, which is in the borough of Manhattan, directly next to the Hotel.

Among the most spectacular objects from the auction of the furniture out of the room, in the Herbert Hoover in the forty years lived permanently – including the front door with an estimated value of 200 to 300 dollars. A carpet of the Suite, the former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill used to bring 2500 to 3500 dollars. The most expensive object is an oil Painting out of the room in which the actress Elizabeth Taylor slept, which is estimated at 8000 to $ 12,000.

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