Own a piece of old DC: W Hotel auctions off unique, antique items (Photos)

WASHINGTON —  From antique chandeliers to an ornate 1918 registration desk, couches and flat screen TVs — items from the W Hotel, in Washington, are being auctioned online.

“There is no minimum reserve. We’re going to start everything at zero and it brings what it brings,” said Christopher Rasmus, of Rasmus Auctions.

Potential buyers have until 1:07 p.m. Thursday to place bids. If someone bids in the last second or two, the auction item’s availability will automatically extend. When the bidding process is completely quiet for 60 seconds, the last entry will be the winner.

As of midday Wednesday, a 10-foot wide crystal chandelier had a bid of $1.80, a framed wall mirror as big as a wall had a bid of $42.50, a bid on eight gold leather bar stools was $96 and a bid for one of the LCD TVs was $60.

An Art Deco clock that sits atop the shoulders of two Atlas-like figures had a bid of $661.30. The Beaux-Arts 1918 marble and brass caged registration desk had a bid of $247.50.

“We’ve sold so many pieces like this over the years — this is one of the last pieces of old, old Washington that’s still around,” he said.

Hotel Washington's 1918 registration desk. (Courtesy Rasmus Auctions)
Hotel Washington’s 1918 registration desk. (Courtesy Rasmus Auctions) (Courtesy Rasmus Auctions)
Beaux-Arts clock. As of July 31, the latest bid was at $551.30. (Courtesy Rasmus Auctions)
Beaux-Arts clock. As of 4:40 p.m. on July 31, the latest bid was at $551.30. (Courtesy Rasmus Auctions) (Courtesy Rasmus Auctions)
A crystal chandelier. (Courtesy Rasmus Auctions)
A crystal chandelier. (Courtesy Rasmus Auctions) (Courtesy Rasmus Auctions)
An ornate oversized framed mirror with black finish. (Courtesy Rasmus Auctions)
An ornate oversized framed mirror with black finish. (Courtesy Rasmus Auctions) (Courtesy Rasmus Auctions)
A beige upholstered love seat. (Courtesy Rasmus Auctions)
A beige upholstered love seat. (Courtesy Rasmus Auctions) (Courtesy Rasmus Auctions)
Gold hanging foil decor with over 120 individual accents. (Courtesy Rasmus Auctions)
Gold hanging foil décor with over 120 individual accents. (Courtesy Rasmus Auctions) (Courtesy Rasmus Auctions)
A plasma TV. (Courtesy Rasmus Auctions)
A plasma TV. (Courtesy Rasmus Auctions) (Courtesy Rasmus Auctions)
Artwork. (Courtesy Rasmus Auctions)
Artwork. (Courtesy Rasmus Auctions) (Courtesy Rasmus Auctions)
A high-top table with a white wood base and speckled black laminate top. (Courtesy Rasmus Auctions)
A high-top table with a white wood base and speckled black laminate top. (Courtesy Rasmus Auctions) (Courtesy Rasmus Auctions)
Three mid-century style lighting fixtures. (Courtesy Rasmus Auctions)
Three midcentury style lighting fixtures. (Courtesy Rasmus Auctions) (Courtesy Rasmus Auctions)
A black wood credenza. (Courtesy Rasmus Auctions)
A black wood credenza. (Courtesy Rasmus Auctions) (Courtesy Rasmus Auctions)
A round table. (Courtesy Rasmus Auctions)
A roundtable. (Courtesy Rasmus Auctions) (Courtesy Rasmus Auctions)
A glass top table. (Courtesy Rasmus Auctions)
A glass top table. (Courtesy Rasmus Auctions) ((Courtesy Rasmus Auctions))
A chandelier from the W Hotel. (Courtesy Rasmus Auctions)
A chandelier from the W Hotel. (Courtesy Rasmus Auctions) (Courtesy Rasmus Auctions)
An artwork from the W Hotel. (Courtesy Rasmus Auctions)
An artwork from the W Hotel. (Courtesy Rasmus Auctions) (Courtesy Rasmus Auctions)
An artwork from the W Hotel. (Courtesy Rasmus Auctions)
An artwork from the W Hotel. (Courtesy Rasmus Auctions) (Courtesy Rasmus Auctions)
An artwork from the W Hotel. (Courtesy Rasmus Auctions)
An artwork from the W Hotel. (Courtesy Rasmus Auctions) (Courtesy Rasmus Auctions)
An artwork from the W Hotel. (Courtesy Rasmus Auctions)
An artwork from the W Hotel. (Courtesy Rasmus Auctions) (Courtesy Rasmus Auctions)
A coffee table from the W Hotel. (Courtesy Rasmus Auctions) (Courtesy Rasmus Auctions)
A globe chandelier from the W Hotel. (Courtesy Rasmus Auctions) (Courtesy Rasmus Auctions)
A bar stool from the W Hotel. (Courtesy Rasmus Auctions)
A bar stool from the W Hotel. (Courtesy Rasmus Auctions) (Courtesy Rasmus Auctions)
A high top table from the W Hotel. (Courtesy Rasmus Auctions)
A high top table from the W Hotel. (Courtesy Rasmus Auctions) (Courtesy Rasmus Auctions)
A side chair from the W Hotel. (Courtesy Rasmus Auctions) (Courtesy Rasmus Auctions)
A leather bench from the W Hotel. (Courtesy Rasmus Auctions)
A leather bench from the W Hotel. (Courtesy Rasmus Auctions) (Courtesy Rasmus Auctions)
A leather sofa from the W Hotel. (Courtesy Rasmus Auctions)
A leather sofa from the W Hotel. (Courtesy Rasmus Auctions) (Courtesy Rasmus Auctions)
A bar stool from the W Hotel. (Courtesy Rasmus Auctions)
A bar stool from the W Hotel. (Courtesy Rasmus Auctions) (Courtesy Rasmus Auctions)
A framed mirror from the W Hotel. (Courtesy Rasmus Auctions) (Courtesy Rasmus Auctions)
A framed wall mirror from the W Hotel. (Courtesy Rasmus Auctions)
A framed wall mirror from the W Hotel. (Courtesy Rasmus Auctions) (Courtesy Rasmus Auctions)
Sconce lighting from the W Hotel. (Courtesy Rasmus Auctions) (Courtesy Rasmus Auctions)
An LCD TV from the W Hotel. (Courtesy Rasmus Auctions) (Courtesy Rasmus Auctions)
An LCD TV from the W Hotel. (Courtesy Rasmus Auctions)
An LCD TV from the W Hotel. (Courtesy Rasmus Auctions) (Courtesy Rasmus Auctions)
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Hotel Washington's 1918 registration desk. (Courtesy Rasmus Auctions)
Beaux-Arts clock. As of July 31, the latest bid was at $551.30. (Courtesy Rasmus Auctions)
A crystal chandelier. (Courtesy Rasmus Auctions)
An ornate oversized framed mirror with black finish. (Courtesy Rasmus Auctions)
A beige upholstered love seat. (Courtesy Rasmus Auctions)
Gold hanging foil decor with over 120 individual accents. (Courtesy Rasmus Auctions)
A plasma TV. (Courtesy Rasmus Auctions)
Artwork. (Courtesy Rasmus Auctions)
A high-top table with a white wood base and speckled black laminate top. (Courtesy Rasmus Auctions)
Three mid-century style lighting fixtures. (Courtesy Rasmus Auctions)
A black wood credenza. (Courtesy Rasmus Auctions)
A round table. (Courtesy Rasmus Auctions)
A glass top table. (Courtesy Rasmus Auctions)
A chandelier from the W Hotel. (Courtesy Rasmus Auctions)
An artwork from the W Hotel. (Courtesy Rasmus Auctions)
An artwork from the W Hotel. (Courtesy Rasmus Auctions)
An artwork from the W Hotel. (Courtesy Rasmus Auctions)
An artwork from the W Hotel. (Courtesy Rasmus Auctions)
A bar stool from the W Hotel. (Courtesy Rasmus Auctions)
A high top table from the W Hotel. (Courtesy Rasmus Auctions)
A leather bench from the W Hotel. (Courtesy Rasmus Auctions)
A leather sofa from the W Hotel. (Courtesy Rasmus Auctions)
A bar stool from the W Hotel. (Courtesy Rasmus Auctions)
A framed wall mirror from the W Hotel. (Courtesy Rasmus Auctions)
An LCD TV from the W Hotel. (Courtesy Rasmus Auctions)

The $50 million renovation project for the W, formerly known as the Hotel Washington, will happen in stages, and there will be more auctions in the future.

“There’s a lot more to come on another date,” Rasmus said.

Place your bid online.


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