Viewing the Furniture, Works of Art and Clocks will take place at Woolley and Wallis’ new exhibition venue at Unit 1B, Castle Gate Business Park, Old Sarum, Salisbury, SP4 6QX, on Wednesday the 30th of March 2022.
I have a keen regard for harlequin tables, having restored several originals and made one copy. Lot 129 in this sale is a George II mahogany harlequin table with a pre-auction estimate of GBP800 – GBP1,200 (AUD1,435 – AUD2,150; USD1,050 – USD1,575).
Lot 129, a George II mahogany harlequin table, circa 1740. (Woolley and Wallis)
Also, of interest to anyone wishing to make it easier for a thief to purloin all one’s tools in a single manoeuvre, is lot 159, a pine cabinet maker’s tool chest (minus its original beckets). The chest similarly carries an estimate of GBP800 – GBP1,200 (AUD1,435 – AUD2,150; USD1,050 – USD1,575).
Lot 159, a late eighteenth-century mahogany-lined pine tool chest. (Woolley and Wallis)
Edited to add a few images of beckets: