Pharmacy fittings sell for £11m

19 October 2004 by
Pharmacy fittings sell for £11m

Fixtures from the former Pharmacy restaurant in London's Notting Hill have sold at auction for more than double their pre-sale estimate.

Nearly £11.1m was raised at Sotheby's auction house on Monday night as the fittings, designed by artist Damien Hirst, went under the hammer.


Pharmacy closed in September last year after falling out of fashion.

In a sale that attracted more than 500 people, the highest total of the night was forked out for a medicine cabinet, which an anonymous buyer took home for nearly £1.24m.

Other works that exceeded expectations included a set of six ashtrays, which were bought for £1,600 (estimate £100-£150), a neon sign, which went for nearly twenty times the guide price at £66,000, and a pair of salt and pepper shakers, which fetched £1,600 (estimate £100-£150).

by Tom Bill

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