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
29th February 2020
Ken Howard OBE RA (b.1932)
"Beach Figures Against the Light", 1985
Oil on board, 15.5cm by 21.5cm
Provenance: The Ogle Gallery, Cheltenham
Ken Howard is know for his ability to capture light in paint, often in conjunction with water. His highly atmospheric paintings have been exhibited widely, and Howard was elected a Royal Academician in 1992. Along with Venetian scenes and studio nudes, the beaches of Cornwall with their sparkling seas are among his most frequent subjects.
This small but arresting painting will be coming up for sale in the first Modern & Contemporary Art Sale of 2020, with an estimate of £500-700.
The Scientific & Musical Instrument Sale on 22nd January will include a good selection of Music Boxes from Private Collections. Two exceptional examples by Nicole Freres are on display. Established in Geneva in 1814, Nicole Freres produced music boxes of outstanding quality and refinement with precise engineering and craftsmanship.
The History of Stamps
A short guide to the history of the postal system, displayed alongside past stamp highlights and original engravings from the Illustrated London News.
The Sporting Art Sale & The Country House Sale
Highlights of the Country House Sale and the inaugural Sporting Art Sale, both of which will be taking place on 11th January 2020. Included in the display in the cabinet are a charming painting of Scottish Terriers by Maud Earl and two bronzes of horses by Belinda Sillars.
Natural History & Taxidermy
Highlights of the first Natural History and Taxidermy Sale of 2020, which will take place on 31st January.
Modern & Contemporary Art
Select highlights from the Modern and Contemporary Art Sale on 29th February are on view, including a charming beach scene by Ken Howard and paintings by Simeon Stafford and Geoffrey Key.
The Dexter Collection of Ottoman, Islamic and Indian Interiors
Thirty years of dedicated collecting of Eastern art and furnishings is culminating in an extraordinary single owner sale at Tennants Auctioneers in North Yorkshire. The Dexter Collection of Ottoman, Islamic and Indian Interiors and Asian Art is to be sold on 18th January and will comprise over three hundred lots hailing from a vast swathe of Asia from Istanbul to Japan.