Tennants Auctioneers have seen a dramatic increase in interest in their Decorative Arts Sales throughout the last twelve months, with some exceptionally high prices being seen for the best pieces, especially Arts and Crafts furniture.
In response to this interest, Tennants are hosting a talk in aid of Barnardos entitled ‘Decorative Arts: Designers and Makers of the 19th and 20th Centuries’ at Bishop Burton Village Hall, near Beverley on Wednesday, 26th September at 7.30pm.
The Decorative Arts cover the period from 1860 to the present day and are becoming very fashionable with buyers looking for ceramics, glass, metalware and furniture from this period which typically comprise the Arts and Crafts Movement, Art Nouveau and Art Deco periods as well as 20th Century Modern Design.
At the event, Tennants Head of Decorative Arts, Diane Sinnott, will examine the work of some of the key figures of the period including William Morris, who led the Arts and Crafts Movement and Christopher Dresser, who led the industrial revolution which brought great design to the masses. The enduring appeal of Robert ‘Mouseman’ Thompson’s 20th Century Oak furniture will also be covered along with Art Pottery from designers and manufacturers such as William Moorcroft and Linthorpe, Studio Pottery from individual makers such as Bernard Leach, Lucie Rie and Shoji Hamada, modern Studio Potter David Burnham Smith and commercially made ceramics by Carltonware and the ever-popular Clarice Cliff.
Tickets are available from Sally Wilson on 01964 552684 or Rosie Ryan on 01482 863097.