Visitors to the Furniture, Works of Art and Clocks auction at Woolley and Wallis next week will be the first in the auction house’s brand new viewing gallery at their Castle Gate premises.
The top floor of the offices near Old Sarum Castle has been transformed over the last year into a display area more than three times the size of the existing saleroom in the city centre.
“It had become apparent that the space for viewing at Castle Street was increasingly inadequate for the size and scope of the auctions that we are now having. This new viewing area will enable us to display particularly the larger sales more attractively and in a more accessible fashion for our clients,” explained Chairman, John Axford.
The auctions themselves will continue to be held at the main saleroom in Castle Street, and certain auctions will continue to be viewed there as well, including the Jewellery sale on 7th April and the Silver and Objects of Vertu sales on 12th and 13th April. The English and European Ceramics and Glass auction on 26th and 27th April, and the African and Oceanic Art auction on 28th April will both be on view at the new premises.
A virtual tour of the Furniture, Works of Art and Clocks auction is available by clicking here but head of department, Mark Yuan-Richards, hopes that more people will be tempted to come and view in person. “Previous viewings have on occasion been rather cramped by necessity,” he said, “but this new gallery space allows us to create room settings that show off the furniture to much better advantage.”
Viewing starts on Saturday 26th March and continues until Wednesday 30th March.