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Paul Viney - Chairman

Paul was educated at Rugby and began his career at the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford. He then worked for the National Trust at Waddesdon Manor, the former Rothschild home near Aylesbury. In 1971 he joined Phillips Auctioneers where he was Vice-President in New York for three years and European Director from 1986-92 which included conducting trilingual auctions in Geneva. He joined Woolley and Wallis as Managing Director in 1995 and became Chairman …
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John Axford - Deputy Chairman

Asian Art
John Axford is counted among the top Asian Art specialists in the auction world, described by Roy Davids and Dominic Jellinek, in their recent publication, 'Provenance - Collectors, Dealers & Scholars: Chinese Ceramics in Britain & America' as:  "The enterprising director of the Ceramics, Glass and Oriental departments … [who] has on occasion in recent sales outgunned his London rivals." In 2005 John discovered an exceptional Yuan dyn…
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Clive Stewart-Lockhart - Managing Director

Clive Stewart-Lockhart joined Woolley and Wallis in May 2012, as Managing Director.  His career started in 1974 at Sothebys and included short spells at Bluetts, Oriental Art Dealers, and Bonhams.  In 1982 he moved from Sothebys to the auctioneers Dreweatts, which he helped build into a major regional saleroom, becoming Deputy Chairman. Clive has been a specialist on the BBC Antiques Roadshow for 22 years. He has also lectured on a number of cru…
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Jo Butler

Jo graduated from Southampton Solent University in 2005 with a first class BA (Hons) in Antiques History and Collecting. Jo started in the picture department in 2007 and works with Victor Fauvelle to present the picture sales.
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Suzy Becsy - Administrator

Furniture, Works of Art & Clocks

Having grown up in Budapest Suzy spent time visiting the exhibitions and museums there where her interest in art and antiques first started.

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Gemma Bush - Administrator

Tribal Art Arms & Armour, Medals & Coins and Militaria
Gemma started her first role as a work experience student in 1997 for Woolley and Wallis.  In 2001 Gemma returned for two years as a receptionist then left for 6 years to work as a legal secretary before returning as an administrator in 2009.  Based at Old Sarum Gemma is now the administrator for two departments; Tribal Art and Arms & Armour.
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Lucy Chalmers

After gaining a degree at Southampton in Fine Arts Valuation, Lucy joined Woolley and Wallis in 2000 as a valuer and auctioneer, running the General Sales for four and a half years. She has worked in the silver department since January 2005. She is a member of The Wine Label Circle, and Fellow of The Royal Numismatic Society.
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Tamzin Corbett - Marketing Department

A family background in antiques led Tamzin to working for an auctioneers in Sussex for seven years.  In January 2012 Tamzin went travelling and upon returning to the UK she moved to just outside Romsey. Being keen to stay within the auction industry, Tamzin started at Woolley and Wallis in November 2012.
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Ned Cowell

Arms & Armour, Medals & Coins and Militaria
Ned started his career as a porter at a small saleroom in Chippenham in 2000.  Moving to George Kidner in 2002, he soon found an opportunity to combine his work with a lifelong enthusiasm for weapons and military history by producing a series of regular arms and militaria auctions. He comes to Woolley and Wallis with more than a decade of saleroom experience in the fields of medals, firearms, edged weapons, militaria, and associated disciplin…
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Alexandra Aguilar Doméracki

Asian Art
Originally from Dijon (France), Alexandra studied at the University of Burgundy, including a year spent at the University of Manchester, graduating with a BA (Hons) in Art History and Archaeology in 2005. She then went on to complete a Master’s degree in Japanese Art History (MSc by research) at the University of Edinburgh. Following work experience with the company, she joined the Asian Art department full time in 2012. Alexandra now concentrat…
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Clare Durham - (Associate Director)

European Ceramics
Clare graduated from Southampton Solent University in 2007 with a first class honours degree in Fine Art Valuation, having twice been the recipient of the Christopher Weston bursary award. She joined Woolley and Wallis on graduation, working alongside John Axford. In 2008 Clare won the first ever Society of Fine Arts Auctioneers essay prize, and in 2010 was appointed an auctioneer for the company. She took over the running of the English and Eu…
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Jonathan Edwards FGAA - (Associate Director)

Jonathan Edwards, head of the jewellery department, has been involved in the jewellery auction industry for thirty years. After a short service commission in the Army he lived in Australia for 15 years and returned to England in 1990 to live in Salisbury. Jonathan joined Woolley and Wallis in 2003. Together with Marielle Whiting, he has driven the Jewellery department to being the most successful outside London. Having established a strong posit…
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Victor Fauvelle


Victor has been a picture specialist for 25 years. He joined Woolley and Wallis in 2007 as head of the Pictures Department after working in Sotheby's for 10 years, specialising in valuations for clients with large and varied high-value collections. Victor has a wide knowledge of the picture market and is particularly interested in 19th and 20th century paintings.

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James Gale

Furniture, Works of Art & Clocks
Jim started working at Woolley and Wallis in 1996. Initially employed as a porter, he progressed to running the General Sales until 2006. He now works as a valuer for the Furniture Department. As well as furniture valuations, he is also able to undertake general valuations.
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Will Hobbs - (Associate Director)

Tribal Art
Will's very first job on leaving school was as a porter at Woolley and Wallis, later progressing to cataloguer working in all the different departments. After graduating from Southampton University Will returned to Woolley and Wallis to work in the Furniture and Silver departments. He was head of the Antique Furniture department until 2014, until deciding to concentrate on the Tribal Art sales which he has developed.  Woolley and Wallis are cur…
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Michael Jeffery - (Associate Director)

20th Century Design
Michael graduated from Warwick University and after ten years at Christie's, joined Woolley and Wallis in 2003. Michael has organised specialist sales of British Decorative Arts, Studio Pottery, Arts and Crafts, 20th Century lustrewares, the Arts of the Aesthetic Movement, Dan Dare, and Guinness Advertising Wares. In 2005, Michael organised the first specialist auction of The Martin Brothers Potters. Michael is a member of the Decorative Arts S…
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Amanda Lawrence - PA to The Chairman and Managing Director

Amanda is PA to Paul Viney and Clive Stewart-Lockhart and has worked for the Company since 2013.  She arranges all written valuations and fronts our free monthly valuation mornings.
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Marta Olszewska

Asian Art
Marta completed her studies in Warsaw with a BA in Japanese studies and an MA in Art History. Upon her graduation in 2008 she moved to London, where she worked for several Asian art dealers such as Gregg Baker and Michael Goedhuis. She also collaborated with museums like the V&A and Manggha Museum in Krakow on cataloguing and curatorial projects. Between 2013 and 2016 she became active on the art start-up scene in the field of collection man…
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Mark Richards - (Associate Director)

Furniture, Works of Art & Clocks
Mark read History of Art and Italian at Leicester University and went on to do an Erasmus scholarship at Tor Vergata and La Sapienza universities in Rome. After working at the Tate Gallery, Mark joined Woolley and Wallis in 2000 and after working in both Ceramics and Furniture he became head of Furniture and Works of Art in 2014.
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Rupert Slingsby - (Associate Director)

Rupert Slingsby joined Woolley & Wallis as Head of the Silver Department in May 2009. Rupert began his career in silver in 1992 after joining Bonhams Auctioneers, leaving in 2001 to pursue other interests. Rupert returned to Bonhams in 2005 to head up the London Silver Department, and it was from this position he joined Woolley & Wallis. Rupert is a freeman of the Goldsmiths Company, a member of the Silver Society, the Silver Spoon Coll…
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Zoe Smith - Administrator

20th Century Design
Zoe started working for Woolley and Wallis in October, 2015 as a telephone bidder. In February 2016 she became PA to Michael Jeffery in the 20th Century Design department.  Her early experience in antiques was gained when she worked for antiquarian book and print dealers, and later became the manager of the business.
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Marielle Whiting FGA

Marielle studied graphic design at Plymouth University where she spent a year studying in Gent, Belgium. She gained a BA (Hons) 2:1 in 2008 and started working in the jewellery department in January 2009 as assistant to the Head of Department, Jonathan Edwards.
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Freya Yuan

Asian Art
Originally from Shanghai, Freya moved to the UK to study and attended Oxford Brookes University, graduating in International Business Management in 2010. She then went on to achieve a Masters (MLitt) in Chinese Art History from Glasgow University the following year. She joined the Asian Art department as a consultant in 2012.
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