The Maybourne Hotel Group is putting a hundred years’ worth of ‘surplus assets’ up for sale across three auctions

It seems it’s auction season on the London hospo scene; not only is iconic restaurant Simpson’s in the Strand selling off a host of assets, including furniture, Wedgewood crockery and its famous silver carving trolleys, but now Claridge’s, The Berkeley and The Connaught are getting in on the action too. The Maybourne Hotel Group, which owns the three London properties, is slimming down its collection of furniture, lighting and artwork that has been built over the past century – perhaps in preparation for the opening of The Emory, the group’s fourth London hotel, later this year.

There are over 1000 lots on offer, including velvet tub chairs made by David Linley for Claridge’s; David Collins-designed furniture for The Berkeley’s Blue Bar; Porta Romana Forest Floor lamps; Claridge’s crested crockery; a Gerald Norden oil painting; and Ralph Lauren table lamps.

The auctions are being split into three timed sales, with the first ending on 27th July at 11am, the second on 3rd of August at 11am and the final one concluding on 10th August at 11am, and viewings are by appointment only. If you fancy a little piece of London hotel history in your own home, you can get involved in the auction here.

Until Thurs 10th August 2023