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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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Jeremy Morgan - Senior Specialist

Asian Art
Jeremy Morgan joined Woolley and Wallis as Senior Specialist in Asian Art after a 23-year career at Christies where he was a Director and International specialist. In early 2017 he discovered an important pair of Chinese Imperial butterfly vases which sold for £13m, the second highest price ever recorded for Chinese lot sold in the U.K. Jeremy looks forward to hearing from old and new clients on 07812 601098 or jm@woolleyandwallis.co.uk
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Alexandra Aguilar Doméracki

Asian Art
Alexandra Aguilar is a leading auctioneer and ‘Young Gun’, within the auction scene. She is a specialist in Asian art with particular expertise in Japanese works of art. Originally from Dijon, Alex studied at the University of Burgundy; she completed her master’s degree in Japanese Art History at the University of Edinburgh, and now is an auctioneer and expert working for Woolley and Wallis auction house in Salisbury in the UK. Alex recently …
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Freya Yuan-Richards

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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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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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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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 the Ceramics and Asian Art departments. 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 t…
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Mark Yuan-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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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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Jonathan Edwards FGAA - Consultant

Jewellery & Watches
Jonathan Edwards 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 position in the international jewellery …
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Marielle Whiting FGA - Associate Director

Jewellery & Watches
Marielle studied graphic design at Plymouth University where she spent a year studying in Ghent, 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. After 8 years together, Jonathan is now a Consultant and in September 2017 Marielle took over as Head of the Department and has been appointed as an Associate Director of the company.…
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Charlotte Glyde - Administrator

Jewellery & Watches
Charlotte studied history of art at Warwick University where she spent several months studying in Venice, Italy. She specialised in colour theory, gaining a BA (Hons) 2:1 in 2013. After working in arts publishing and commercial art galleries, Charlotte joined Woolley and Wallis in 2017 to assist the jewellery department.  
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Ned Cowell

Medals & Coins, Arms & Armour
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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Zoe Cordey - Administrator

Tribal Art & Antiquities Medals & Coins, Arms & Armour
Zoe is the newest addition to the administration team having started with the Tribal Art and Medals & Coins, Arms & Armour departments. Zoe worked at Whites Estate Agents in Salisbury and has always had an interest in auctions and the arts.
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Victor Fauvelle

Paintings
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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Jo Butler

Paintings
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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Hollie Morrison - Paintings Administrator

Paintings
Hollie joined Woolley & Wallis in March 2017 on reception. Her love of art meant that when an opportunity to join the Paintings department as an administrator became available in February 2018 she was keen to be part of the department and expand her knowledge.
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Rupert Slingsby - Associate Director

Silver
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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Lucy Chalmers

Silver
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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Will Hobbs - Associate Director

Tribal Art & Antiquities
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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