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Iconic Four Seasons Restaurant Placard Removed Ahead of Auction

The sign is one of the first bits of the old, iconic restaurant to be removed

We’re just days away from Wright’s auction of the interiors of the Four Seasons Restaurant, but bits and pieces of the storied midcentury eatery are already being removed in anticipation of finding new homes. A tipster passed along this Instagram photo from the public preview of the space (ongoing through July 25), showing that the placard outside the door—which was once emblazoned with the name of the restaurant and Emilio Antonucci’s iconic illustrations of the four seasons—is now gone.

Where the Four Seasons logo and sign use to be

A photo posted by David Mann (@dm1102) on

For reference, this is what it looked like previously:

Still, much of the restaurant will remain in its original condition for the next few days in the lead-up to the auction, which happens on July 26. The lot includes many of the restaurant’s furnishings (such as Mies van der Rohe’s Barcelona chairs and Philip Johnson’s banquettes from the Grill Room), silverware, serving dishes, and more. Go check it all out while you still can.

Meanwhile, a new version of the Four Seasons, designed by Brazilian architect Isay Weinfeld, will open in 2017, just blocks away from the old restaurant.

The Four Seasons Restaurant

280 Park Ave., New York, NY 10017 212 754 9494