Qianlong vase

Chinese jade from Lawrence family collection soars past estimate

20 November 2023

The most eagerly awaited of the five Asian art catalogues offered by Woolley & Wallis was an array of 34 Chinese jades from the Lawrence family collection.


White gloves for Chameroy’s eclecticism

20 November 2023

The late Jean Louis Chameroy (1946-2020) was born in the city of Troyes in France but moved to the London in 1960s.


Lawrence jades lead five-star Salisbury series

23 October 2023

Woolley & Wallis will offer five catalogues this November – including two named single-owner sales.


Bauer’s Balinese scene serves to please

23 October 2023

Dutch artist used a technique that was much admired in his homeland as well as Britain


Wassail bowl hailed at a healthy five figures

23 October 2023

Wassailing ceremonies on important feast days were a legacy of Anglo-Saxon culture.


The Edo pecking order

23 October 2023

The Woolley & Wallis Japanese sale includes some good examples of the Edo period porcelains that wowed the European courts of the 17th and early 18th centuries.


Jonathan Horne sale: Importance of name recognition to auction success

16 October 2023

Consignment from the late dealer Jonathan Horne helps a buoyant ceramics section in the saleroom


Corbels count as an unusual feature

09 October 2023

This Queen Anne period marquetry longcase featured in a sale of furniture, works of art and clocks held by Woolley & Wallis (26/20% buyer’s premium) in Salisbury from October 4-5.


Jacobite drinking glasses toast Old and Young Pretenders to the throne

09 October 2023

Hot on the heels of just over 20 lots of 18th century Jacobite drinking glasses offered at Lyon & Turnbull in Edinburgh on August 16 (see ATG No 2607), more of these desirable items appeared at two other salerooms.


Old Masters: Off-peak service in the market

18 September 2023

While the ‘peak season’ for Old Master sales in the UK traditionally falls twice a year in early July and December, coinciding with the flagship sales in the London rooms, notable lots nevertheless appear throughout the year at auctions around the country.


Heavenly delights from Chameroy at Salisbury sale

04 September 2023

The precursor to the Woolley & Wallis Fine Jewellery sale on October 25 is a single-owner catalogue devoted to the collection of Jean Louis Chameroy (1946-2020).


Salisbury sale includes pieces from the Jonathan Horne collection

28 August 2023

The glass and ceramics sales held by Woolley & Wallis usually include several designated single-owner collections and properties and the September 19 auction is no exception


Unusual styles at the sharp end: needlework pictures and paper cuts

07 August 2023

Do embroidery and cut-paper pictures count as art? Bidders certainly appreciate their expertise

Table service

Hoffman and Stoclet prove the perfect partnership at auction

26 June 2023

Elements of an avant garde silver and malachite table service designed by Josef Hoffman for the Palais Stoclet in Brussels sold to a single buyer for £505,000 (£636,300 including 26% buyer’s premium).


‘Unrecorded and possibly unique’ Arita porcelain adds up to £54,000

12 June 2023

The first recorded order for Arita porcelain by the Dutch East India Company (VOC) is dated 1653.

Silver tabke service

Splendid Hoffman Palais Stoclet service on offer at auction

05 June 2023

Woolley & Wallis is selling elements of a silver and malachite table service designed by Josef Hoffman for the Palais Stoclet in Brussels.


Dealer recognises Victorian value in a stone that could be broken up

05 June 2023

It’s not unusual for an antique jewel containing a particularly high-quality stone to be broken up after its purchase – the intrinsic value greater than the value of the whole.

Marble stele

Stoclet Buddhist stele in high demand at auction

29 May 2023

This 2ft 7in (78cm) high white marble stele depicting the Buddhist goddess Guanyin on a lotus throne between two bodhisattva was carved in the Northern Qi dynasty.

Martinware birds

Martinware birds flock to Salisbury

22 May 2023

Salisbury auction house Woolley & Wallis is holding a Martin Brothers anniversary exhibition from June 13-22.


Crowning glory: George II coronation relic rings a bell

01 May 2023

George II coronation bell has considerable regal appeal at £7200