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Annabel’s treasures up for auction at Christie’s

Despite a mobile phone ban, the new powder room at Annabel’s with its pink marble sinks, flowery walls and golden swan taps has to be one of the most photographed loos in London. The new interiors are loud, opulent and fitting of an instagram-mad generation. But who can remember the old Annabel’s? The low-lighting and cosy nooks with their plump velvet fringed sofas, the mirrored columns and glittering dance floor graced by London’s most glamorous guests from Kate Moss to Frank Sinatra, the Rolling Stones to Elizabeth Taylor.

THE AUCTION: ANNABEL’S X CHRISTIE’S ARTEFACT SALE 44 Berkeley Square The Original Annabel’s

This November get a final glimpse inside the old nightclub as it was from 1963–2018. The lots will be displayed in-situ at 44 Berkeley Square ahead of the auction and the treasures on display include Jazz Age posters, Political Cartoons, prints and drawings, the red velvet sofa (£2,000-4,000), crystal champagne coups (£300-500), bar stools, mirrors and Ballet Russes costumes and set designs. You can even buy a Table for Eight which includes eight dining chairs with the quintessential red and green upholstery, a circular restaurant table, a table lamp and eight elegant place settings, including wine glasses, plates, cutlery, table cloth, napkins, salt and pepper and a toast rack (estimate: £1,000-1,500).

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The pre-sale public view will take place in-situ at 44 Berkeley Square from 16-20 November (one catalogue admits two visitors) with the auction taking place on 20 November at Christie’s King Street.


Annabel’s, 44 Berkeley Square ·1963–2018
20 November 2018
Auction at Christie's 8 King Street, SW1Y 6QT
— Daisy Allsup
24th October 2018