Get creative: Auction of furnishings from London’s h Club06 September 2021 Items from one of London’s best known members’ clubs for people in the creative industries, the h Club, formerly the Hospital Club, are coming to auction.
The club in Covent Garden, which was founded by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, announced last September that it was closing permanently.
It stood on the site of an old 18th-century hospital in Endell Street and housed a restaurant, gallery, screening room, live performance space and a television studio over seven floors.
The contents now will be offered by Wyles Hardy & Co in a timed online auction that closes between September 15-17. Comprising two parts that are running consecutively, the first section contains approximately 1600 mixed lots, with the second section offering the contents from the screening room but which includes the option to purchase all the lots in their entirety as a single lot.
The auction will offer a huge variety of items including designer lighting, bar, restaurant and lounge furniture, artworks, bedroom and bathroom furnishings, kitchen and catering apparatus, and sound and acoustic equipment.
Here are five lots that are offered in the sale to give you a sense of the kind of things available, but there's plenty, plenty more to view in the full online catalogue.
1. Reception desk
Among the larger lots on offer at the sale of contents from London’s h Club is this 'c-shaped’ reception desk, pictured above. Measuring 10ft 7in (3.23m) wide, the ebony stained and lacquered frontage has a series of coloured panels with side and rear panelling also available with the lot.
The opening bid is £150.
View the catalogue entry for this reception desk on thesaleroom.com.
2. Colourful benches
This four-piece timber framed bench seating features abstract patterns and buttoned velour cushioning. Mounted on castors, the benches can provide seating for approximately eight people.
The opening bid is £80.
View the catalogue entry for these benches on thesaleroom.com.
3. Lounge Chairs
The h Club sale features plenty of lounge and salon furniture such as this pair of leather upholstered chairs by George Smith of Newcastle. Offered with a black lacquered drum table, the opening bid is £500.
View the catalogue entry for these George Smith chairs on thesaleroom.com.
4. Console desk
This mid oak veneered console desk with a fitted single central drawer and a steel frame has an opening bid of £50.
View the catalogue entry for this console desk on thesaleroom.com.
5. Victorian style bath tub
This Victorian style free-standing bath tub includes Lefroy Brooks mixer taps and shower unit. The white enamelled cast metal roll-topped bath is on a grey metal base. Please note, it will require plumbing to be isolated and disconnected from the drainage pipework.
The opening bid is £100.
View the catalogue entry for this Victorian style bath tub on thesaleroom.com.