Now you can own a piece of power-dining history. Furnishings, tableware and other objects from New York City’s fabled Four Seasons restaurant are heading to auction on July 26.
Operators of the 57-year-old Philip Johnson–designed restaurant are moving out of the historic Seagram building in midtown Manhattan this week with plans to reopen in newly redesigned digs just a few blocks away. The move comes after landlord Aby Rosen selected a different restaurant group to take over the space following the expiration of the Four Seasons’ lease.
The esteemed restaurant, with its multiple ornate dining rooms, received the first-ever Design Icon Restaurant Award from the James Beard Foundation earlier this year.
According to Chicago-based auction house Wright, which is handling the sale, everything from the restaurant’s “famous banquettes” to its “bespoke pots and pans” will be available, though certain parts of the interior, including the bar and iconic metal curtains, are protected by landmark designation and will remain in place throughout the transition.
Wright is hosting a public preview of the merchandise at the restaurant for five straight days leading up to the sale. Check out the auctioneer’s website for full details and a complete listing of the available goods.