Woolley & Wallis are kicking off the New Year with their Furniture, Works of Art & Clocks sale on the 12th of January 2022 in their rooms at 51-61 Castle Street, Salisbury, Wiltshire, UK.
Lot 31 caught my eye – a rare Channel Islands polychrome painted pine chest on stand (figure 1). Estimate: GBP5,000 – GBP8,000 (AUD9,285 – AUD14,855, USD6,660 – USD10,658).
Fig. 1. George II green-painted chest on stand, Guernsey, circa 1750. (Woolley & Wallis)
Lot 101 is a needlework picture depicting the Adoration of the Magi (figure 2). Estimate: GBP1,500 – GBP2,000 (AUD2,815 – AUD3,755, USD2,033 – USD2,710).
Fig. 2. Charles II stumpwork needlework picture, circa 1670. (Woolley & Wallis)
Lot 108 is a mahogany ladderback side chair in the manner of Giles Grendey (figure 3). Estimate: GBP100 – GBP150 (AUD188 – AUD282, USD136 – USD203).
Fig. 3. George II mahogany ladderback chair, circa 1750. (Woolley & Wallis)
It’s great to see that bit of robin’s egg blue was preserved under the escutcheon of lot 31. It changes my whole idea of it.
Clever stretcher arrangement that doesn’t unnecessarily weaken the legs
How much loss do you think is there of the skirt in #31? It seems that surviving polychromatism finds a buyer regardless of condition
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Judging by the filler blocks in the faces of the front legs, I’d guess about two inches.