Decades after the launch of the historic nightclub Annabel’s its art, furniture, vintage posters, and more will be auctioned off in collaboration with Christie’s in London, November 20. Hollywood legends dressed to impress spending nights dancing and mingling among the elaborate furnishings, caricatures, sketches, theoretical Jazz Age Posters, and costume designs. The famed décor of Annabel’s established a unique atmosphere of laughter and friendships, creating a world that mixed the Old World with the contemporary.
The normally private history of Annabel’s will be exhibited for public view in-situ at 44 Berkeley Square from November 16 to 20, offering members and friends an exciting final glimpse inside the iconic London nightclub. The exhibition will be followed by an auction, which gives the opportunity to take home a permanent keepsake in remembrance of one of the worlds most elegant interiors.
The auction will feature over 250 lots, each sure to evoke memories of the glamorous landmark. Highlights include an Annabel’s circular restaurant table for eight, including eight chairs and elegant place settings with the quintessential red and green upholstery. Modern British works, iconic designs by two of France’s master poster artists, and Glyn Philpot’s final portraits of Henry Thomas among others, include representations of the intellectual inheritance associated with the nightclub. The main draw is the much loved Bodhisattva, which presided over affairs of royalty, recording stars, and fashion icons—among them The Rolling Stones, Diana Ross, Kate Moss, and of course the Queen.