"Annabel's 44 Berkeley Square 1963-2018" 20 November 2018 Christie's London

[191] pp.

w/ 269 lots

Christie's London


10 1/2" x 8 1/4"


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Legendary Mayfair members' club Annabel's has had its share of notoriety since it was founded by Mark Birley in 1963 and named after his then wife Lady Annabel Vane-Tempest-Stewart. The royal family have been frequent attendees - it hosted Sarah Ferguson's hen night and is said to be the only nightclub the Queen has visited - along with a roster of celebrities from Kate Moss to President Nixon. Earlier this year the club received a £55 million makeover at the hands of its new owner Richard Caring and interior designer Martin Brudnizki. Now Christie's are offering a chance to snap up a piece of the club's history, offering over 250 pieces from the old Annabel's at auction in November.

The redesign of the club involved a move from its original premises at 44 Berkeley Square to a more spacious building next door, at no.46. The auction's lots will be on view at no.44 prior to the auction, and will include a number of items indelibly associated with the decadent parties the building hosted, such Christian Voigt's last picture of the old basement nightclub, and a series of ten, framed black and white photographs by Richard Young of Annabel's through the ages featuring a host of famous faces; notably Princess Diana, Elizabeth Taylor, Goldie Hawn, Anna Wintour and Kate Moss. You can also buy champagne glasses, a velvet sofa, a full table setting from the club, as well as paintings by Augustus John and Sir William Nicholson.

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