• 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.

Display Highlights

  • The John Heaton Cope Collection

    The John Heaton Cope Collection

    A private collection of period oak furniture, pewter and copperware collected by John Heaton Cope. Coming up for sale in the Country House Sale on 21st & 22nd May.

  • The Motor Sale

    The Motor Sale

    Motorcycles from The Gordon Briggs Collection of Vintage Cars and Motorcycles, coming up for sale on 5th June. Further entries for the sale are now invited.

  • Silver


    A dazzling array of silver, which will be included in the Jewellery, Watches and Silver Sale on 22nd May. Highlights on display include a Victorian Silver Plate Centrepiece Epergne, by Thomas Bradbury and Co., Sheffield, Circa 1870, decorated with fruiting vines and stags.

  • Period Costume

    Period Costume

    Three 19th Century dresses from a private collection are available to view ahead of their sale in the auction of Costume, Accessories and Textiles on 7th May. The dresses include this 19th century wedding costume trimmed with green.

  • Watches


    A selection of vintage and luxury watches coming up for sale in the Jewellery, Watches and Silver Sale on 22nd May and the Fine Jewellery, Watches and Silver Sale on 17th July. Including a rare 1954 Rolex Turn-O-Graph.

  • Yorkshire Critters

    Yorkshire Critters

    A selection of furniture and furnishings by Yorkshire Critter Carvers including Fishman and Wrenman, displayed alongside highlights of the Decorative Arts coming up for sale in the 20th Century Design Sale on 19th June.

  • Natural History and Taxidermy

    Natural History and Taxidermy

    Victorian dioramas of birds from the around the world, coming up for sale in the Natural History Sale on 23rd July.

  • Mouseman & 20th Century Design

    Mouseman & 20th Century Design

    A Private Collection of Mouseman Furniture from the 1950s on display with highlights from the 20th Century Design Sale including a Fairyland Lustre bowl.

  • Modern Art and 20th Century Design

    Modern Art and 20th Century Design

    A selection of Modern Design including an Eames Chair and Footstool are displayed with highlights from the Modern and Contemporary Art Sale.