Bell bought the Larkin desk by selling soap.
Given its pedigree, Mauck estimated the desk is worth at least $700.
It will be one of a few items at the auction that will have a reserve - a minimum bid. Most others will be sold to the highest bidder, with no set bottom price.
Other items to be auctioned include older West Virginia glass pieces, vintage beer signs, wooden crates with advertisements emblazoned on them, old coins and a cast-iron memorabilia ax that was made in 1932 to commemorate the bicentennial of George Washington's birth.
Also available are an older motorbike, two sets of dining room furniture, wash stands, Star Trek items, postcards and an 1894 set of Hoods paper dolls in an original envelope.
Generally an auctioneer's goal is to auction 60 items an hour, Mauck said.
Toward the end of the evening, prospective bidders can request that specific items they've spotted and might like to buy be sold, said licensed auctioneer Jess Mauck Jr.
Although some of the items to be auctioned are those that were not sold while in the store - or, as Jess Mauck said, were not united with their right owners - half or more have never been offered for sale.
"Stuff's still coming in, even as we speak," Elaine Mauck said Wednesday afternoon.
This is the second such auction to be held by the Maucks, who plan to hold them every month on the fourth Friday.
Elaine Mauck said she hopes those who attend the auction also shop at other downtown stores, and eat at a downtown restaurant. Many downtown stores are staying open late on Friday nights, she said.
"The objective is to make it a whole evening," said Mauck, who opened her store in August 2001.