Rare Offerings from Woolley & Wallis

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)

Jack Plane

About Jack Plane

Formerly from the UK, Jack is a retired antiques dealer and self-taught woodworker, now living in Australia.
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4 Responses to Rare Offerings from Woolley & Wallis

  1. 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.

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  2. potomacker says:

    Clever stretcher arrangement that doesn’t unnecessarily weaken the legs

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  3. potomacker says:

    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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