Four Seasons Auction Raises $4.1 Million, Exceeds Expectations

Patrons, collectors, and more gathered to have their own pieces of the iconic restaurant
Four Seasons

Four Seasons

The almost 15-hour sale took place in the Pool Room, where furniture, signage, flatware, and more were auctioned off.

It’s truly an end to an era.

The contents of the iconic Four Seasons restaurant were auctioned off for an impressive $4.1 million, far exceeding the presale estimate of $1.33 million, The New York Times reported.

The nearly 15-hour auction took place Tuesday in the Pool Room. Furniture, signage, flatware, cutlery, and other pieces were up for the taking.

The first lot — a bronze sign designed by Emil Antonucci that featured the restaurant’s seasonal logo — was sold for $96,000, though early auction estimates predicted it to sell for $5,000–$7,000. Four china dishes “reminiscent of a ‘Mad Men’ era” were sold to an unnamed telephone bidder for $10,000.

At the last minute, the restaurant’s owners Alex von Bidder and Julian Niccolini withdrew a number of items from the auction to donate to the Metropolitan Museum of Art for a Four Seasons period room.

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