CLEANED OUT: You’d think that, with multiple mansions, most people would be able to make room for their art collection, no matter how big it is. But that’s not true for Sir Elton John and David Furnish, who have cleared out their Queensdale Place home in London’s Holland Park and put the contents up for sale at Christie’s. The nearly 500 items range from Andy Warhol Mao prints to stunning oil paintings by the 20th-century British artist Glyn Philpot to Art Deco furniture and dozens of multiplatinum awards for John’s singles and albums. “It sounds bizarre with so many homes, but we had run out of wall space, so we decided about a year ago to make a change,” said Furnish at the preview of the auction, which will take place on Tuesday. “I’m going to miss these things — the house holds a lot of memories,” he added. “Elton and I had our first date there, and it’s where Elton moved when he came out of treatment.”

HICKS’ NEW DIGS: Allegra Hicks is growing up — and out. The designer has just moved into a 3,000-square-foot store and showroom in Knightsbridge, on the corner of Cadogan Gardens and Pont Street. The shop, with interiors designed by Allegra’s husband, Ashley Hicks, showcases all of the designer’s collections, including ready-to-wear, caftans and loungewear, home furnishings fabrics, home accessories and even decks of cards in which she decked out the King, Queen and Jack in her signature prints. Guests at the opening party on Tuesday night included Jessica de Rothschild, Mario Testino and Ashley’s sister, India Hicks.

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