Woolley & Wallis Paintings & Books - Wednesday 7th December 2011

Woolley & Wallis Paintings & Books - Wednesday 7th December 2011

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PAINTINGS: Woolley and Wallis hold four quarterly auctions of oil paintings, watercolours, prints and miniatures, ranging from the 16th to 21st Centuries. We sell studio collections as well as single works of art, and offer free sale valuations at our Castle Street salerooms. This year has seen our record-breaking paintings sale in the summer with the sale of a painting by Cornelis Springer for £160,000 and a portrait by George Romney for £130,000. The sale total of £570,000 was the highest total for a picture sale ever at Woolley and Wallis. We have also been pleased to attain consistently high sale rates with 75-80% of lots selling for all our recent sales. If you would like to discuss a sale or valuation please contact the specialist Victor Fauvelle or his assistant Jo Butler. BOOKS: Woolley and Wallis currently holds two Book sales a year, alongside the Paintings sales in June and December. We are pleased to regularly include manuscripts, photographs, maps and ephemera alongside antiquarian books, rarities and first editions. Recent lots of note include a rare First Edition French book on China by Jan Nieuhoff (sold for £3,800) and a signed presentation copy of The Second World War, Vol. I by Winston Spencer Churchill (sold for £2,000).

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