The Country House Sale

The popularity of Tennants’ Country House Sales demonstrates the continued demand for traditional art, antiques and furnishings. The sale on the 14th October is set to include over 800 lots of paintings, furniture, ceramics, Asian art clocks, works of art, silver and watches – all of which will be on view to the public from the 12th October.

Included in the sale are the selected contents of Shortflatt Tower in Northumberland. Dating back to the mid-13th century, the traditional north-country fortified pele tower has been in the hands of the same family since the 18th century. Up for sale are tradition furnishings and antiques, from 18th century oak tables, to silver teapots and Meissen porcelain. Shortflatt Tower was home to one of Britain’s most renowned greyhound trainers and breeders. Edward Dent (d.1927), known as ‘Neddy’, was voted greatest greyhound trainer after he won the Waterloo Cup six times in eight years. The Waterloo Cup was known as the Grand National of the greyhound coursing world, and Dent’s own-bred dog Fullerton won the Cup a record four times between 1889-1892. Two oil paintings by John Charlton (1849-1917) depicting Fullerton, will be sold in Tennants’ Autumn Fine Art Sale on 18th November.

Also included in this traditional sale is the Property of a Lady, County Durham and other selected house contents’ from the North East.

A fully illustrated catalogue for the Country House Sale will be available on our website leading up to the sale at www.tennants.co.uk alternatively, please contact the salerooms for further details.


A George II Provincial Silver Coffee Pot, James Kirkup, Newcastle 1744
Estimate: £600-800