• Galleries & Displays

An ever-changing array of fascinating art and antiques

Tennants Auctioneers is privileged to handle a diverse range of art, antiques and rare and beautiful objects with a rich history. From large private Country House collections to exquisite 18th century costume, colourful Moorcroft pottery to vintage toys and train sets, we have the opportunity to display many fascinating objects for visitors to enjoy before they once more return to a private collection and away from public sight.

Open seven days a week, the Galleries are free for all to enjoy.

Your Collection

A unique facility

Our state of the art display galleries allow us to showcase your items and collections ahead of sale and to promote the many fascinating, rare and beautiful objects we are privileged to handle.  

To discuss exhibiting your collection ahead of sale at Tennants, please speak to your valuer or specialist.

Carlos Nadal

Modern & Contemporary Art

12th October 2019

Two paintings by Catalan artist Carlos Nadal are on display ahead of their sale in the Modern and Contemporary Art Sale on 12th October.

Nadal created paintings that were greatly inspired by the Fauvist artists, particularly Henri Matisse and Raoul Dufy whom he met in his father's design studio. His use of bold expressive colours, strong graphic drawing and tilted perspective echo the distinctive Fauvist style. Nadal's naturalistic and optimistic paintings of cities, seaside scenes and small towns are full of joie de vivre and optimism.

Carlos Nadal (1917-1998) Spanish
"Deux Olivers" 1992
Signed, gouache, 19cm by 15cm

Sold together with the certificate of authenticity from Le Comité Nadal and a copy of "Carlos Nadal, Works on Paper", Tillington Press, 2014

Display Highlights

  • Modern & Contemporary Art Modern Living

    Modern & Contemporary Art Modern Living

    A preview of lots for the Modern & Contemporary Art Sale and the Modern Living Sale on 12th October, including two paintings by Carlos Nadal.

  • Jewellery, Watches & Silver

    Jewellery, Watches & Silver

    Highlights from the Jewellery, Watches & Silver Sale on 7th September, including limited edition silver goblets designed to celebrate anniversaries of some of England's great cathedrals.

  • The Housden Collection of Taxidermy

    The Housden Collection of Taxidermy

    Part of an important collection of fine Victorian taxidermy, collected by the late Bruce Housden, including examples by Rowland Ward, Peter Spicer and Henry Ward. The collection will be sold in Natural History Sales throughout 2019, with the third part on display ahead of sale in the Natural History & Taxidermy Sale on 30th October.

  • The Fan Sale

    The Fan Sale

    A collection of perfume and advertising fans, coming up for sale in The Fan Sale on 11th October, on display alongside adverting perfume bottles to be sold in the Costume, Fashion & Textile Sale on 17th August.

  • Country House Sale

    Country House Sale

    Highlights from the forthcoming Country House Sale on 14th September

  • Clocks


    A display of table, bracket mantel and carriage clocks coming up in the Country House Sale on 14th September and the Autumn Fine Art Sale on 16th November. Included in the display is a rare George III ebony veneered quarter chiming table clock made by Jos Green of North Shields c.1730

  • Costume, Accessories & Textiles

    Costume, Accessories & Textiles

    Highlights from the Costume, Accessories & Textiles Sale on 27th November, including an early Steiff bear, a collection of 19th century Chinese children's hats and quilts.

  • Modern Living: Art & Design

    Modern Living: Art & Design

    Mouseman and Moorcroft, two perennial favourites at auction are on display ahead of the Modern Living: Art & Design Sale on 12th October, including a rare 1928 burr oak stool.

  • Militaria & Ethnographica

    Militaria & Ethnographica

    Highlights of the forthcoming Militaria and Ethnographica Sale on 25th September, including a 19th century Austro-Hungarian uniform and a 17th-19th century Japanese Edo suit of armour.

  • Musical Instruments

    Musical Instruments

    Three guitars from a Private Collection, including a Fender which belonged to Greg Lake, a founding member of the famed prog rock band Emerson, Lake and Palmer.