Salisbury Auctioneers Woolley and Wallis emerge from 2005 as the largest-grossing UK provincial sale

7th February 2006

Woolley and Wallis are celebrating a record year with total sales from January to December 2005 of £8.96m, well up on record figures of £7.37m achieved in the previous 12 months. This makes them the largest-grossing provincial saleroom in Britain. 
  
Strong results were recorded across all Woolley and Wallis' specialist departments with a significant contribution to this impressive sum being made by the sale of the Yuan dynasty vase which fetched £2.6m last July, by far the highest price ever realised in a UK saleroom outside London. That vase was part of Woolley and Wallis' first stand-alone Oriental sale, a sale they will make a bi-annual event this year. The company also plans to repeat the highly successful 2005 Martin Potters sale again this year. 
  
Chairman Paul Viney commented `We are delighted to have been the largest regional saleroom in the country in 2005 and are hugely grateful to all our clients for their continued support. To make auction history with the Yuan vase was a marvellous moment for us, but we certainly can't rest on our laurels. We have some exciting plans for the coming year which include strengthening and expanding our specialist departments'. 
  
For further information please contact Charlotte Heneage on 07866 572 578,

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