VIP restaurant holds charity sale

Published: Friday 6th February 2015 by The News Editor

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A table which hosted both Diana, Princess of Wales and Lady Thatcher is among the star-studded lots being auctioned from The Ivy Restaurant to raise money for charity.

Celebrated artwork and cocktail mixers which served stars such as David Beckham and Tom Cruise are among the items up for grabs from the London restaurant at the March 25 Made In Britain sale, hosted by Sotheby’s.

Sgt Pepper artist Sir Peter Blake will have his £5,000-valued Marilyn Monroe collage move from bistro wall to bidding room as part of the charity drive, which takes place as the restaurant undergoes refurbishment.

Alongside the artwork, memorabilia from every corner of the restaurant will be made available – including a front door worth up to £1,500.

The prized haul is taken from each of the restaurant’s dining and VIP rooms, with all profits going to Child Bereavement UK.

Owner Richard Caring said: “I want the legend of The Ivy to live on, and now that we are making some contemporary amendments I thought it would be a good opportunity to offer people the chance to own some of its history.

“I’ve often had people tell me that they wish they could buy some of our pieces and furniture and now they can.”

Punters who have never had a chance to pass through The Ivy’s hallowed doors will get a chance to sample the restaurant, with complete table sets and ivory leaf-engraved bar glasses also due for sale.

Made In Britain’s debut outing last year raised £2.3 million, as international buyers from around the world flocked to get their hands on historic pieces of fine art, prints, sculpture, photography, studio ceramics, and design

Published: Friday 6th February 2015 by The News Editor

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