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Auction Result – Woolley and Wallis, 30th of June 2022

The George II mahogany desk (lot 256) mentioned in Woolley and Wallis’ recent auction realised GBP1,000 (AUD1,764; USD1,217). The pair of Irish-style Chinese export padouk elbow chairs (lot 526) realised the lower estimate of GBP15,000 (AUD26,460; USD18,249). All plus buyer’s … Continue reading

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Furniture, Works of Art and Clocks at Woolley and Wallis, June 2022

The upcoming Furniture, Works of Art and Clocks two-day sale will take place at Woolley and Wallis’ rooms at 51-61 Castle Street, Salisbury, Wiltshire, on Wednesday, 29th June and Thursday 30th June 2022. There are many fine lots on offer, … Continue reading

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Significant Piece of Kentucky Furniture Shatters Records

The most significant piece of Kentucky furniture to ever come to market shattered the record for furniture made in the Bluegrass State when it sold for $498,750 at Cowan’s Auctions on Saturday, October 21. Captain John Cowan’s “desk and bookcase”, … Continue reading

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Picture This LXVI

Since Picture This LXV was so well received, here’s another item of early English furniture for the sleuths to elucidate. Fig. 1. Oak desk on cabriole legs. (Bonham’s) It’s no good saying “… it’s George IV”; I want hard dates … Continue reading

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