We hope you’re sitting down. Because you just missed your chance to drop $100,000 on your home bar. (We’ll give you a minute to pick yourself up off the fainting couch.) Yesterday, a plethora of authentic mid-century modern bar equipment―including bar caddies, bar stools, ashtrays and crystal glassware―was auctioned off by The Four Seasons, which closed its Seagram Building location in New York City on July 16. Let the drooling commence.
Items sold off included designs by famous architects including Ludwig Mies Van der Rohe, Philip Johnson and Eero Saarinen, many created exclusively for the Four Seasons. Here at Supercall we had our eyes on a stainless steel and teak bar cart made in Mexico City for the restaurant’s infamous Pool Room. Unfortunately, our generous $100 bid was big-timed by some showoff with $4,500 to burn. We also wouldn’t have said no to the Garth and Ada Louise Huxtable bottle cooler with gold stand, which seems perfect for desk-side service at the office. Sadly it was snagged in the last seconds of the auction for $13,000. Damn those bid-snipers.