The harlequin table (Lot 129) mentioned in Woolley and Wallis’ recent auction in Salisbury, Wiltshire, realised GBP900 (AUD1,582; USD1,182).
The pine cabinet maker’s tool chest (lot 159) realised GBP750 (AUD1,318; USD985) – somewhat less than its lower pre-auction estimate of GBP800.
All plus buyer’s premiums.
Apart from a couple of terrific prices realised, there was some good buying at reasonable prices ,yet a large number of pieces were unsold . No bids possibly or unrealistic reserves, or maybe even poor condition and spurious descriptions .