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:
I’m not a fan of the table, but I do like the tool chest.
Thank you Jack.
Your offerings are always a pleasure to see.
Eric in Kissimmee Florida
I love the tool chest
“…….minus its original beckets”
That’s a new one on me, what is a becket please Jack
Beckets are plaited rope handles that would have previously occupied the holes where currently, a loop of cord hangs on the side of the chest.