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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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
Highlights from the forthcoming Country House Sale on 14th September
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
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
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
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.
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.