Inside the Four Seasons restaurant auction: A Manhattan landmark goes under the hammer

The Four Seasons sign went for $96,000

From The Real Deal:  There were no bargains to be had, but did anyone expect there to be? Tuesday’s auction featuring roughly 500 items from the iconic Four Seasons restaurant was still equal parts riveting, nostalgic, stressful and – at times – downright gleeful.

Starting at 10 a.m., Wright Auctions began selling off mid-century furniture and trinkets from the restaurant, which ended its run as real estate macher central at the Seagram Building earlier this month. On the sale block were banquettes designed by Philip Johnson, silver serving pieces by Garth and Ada Louise Huxtable, as well as Four Seasons dinner plates and bespoke pots and pans. [more]

Johnny Swing’s Murmuration chair went for $90,000.