Private Collections

Private Collections

Selling Private Collections at Tennants

Tennants has a long history of handling outstanding private collections and estate sales of all sizes. Each estate or private collection is treated individually from initial consultation to the sale itself, whether it be a small group of important items in a specialist collectors’ sale or an entire house contents sold in a stand-alone sale.

Tennants take a highly principled approach to working with all clients and offer impartial advice to collectors with efficiency and discretion.  Valuation and Auction Services are tailored to the individual requirements of each collector, and involvement from the specialists across all our fine art and collectable departments ensures a breadth of knowledge and insight into current market values across the board. Tennants recognise the significant attraction of named collections and provenance at auction, and a bespoke marketing strategy will be created by the experienced team to capitalise on the story behind each collection.

Notable private collection sales have included:


Tennants is the only auctioneers in the UK with the capability to exhibit single items and collections to the public months ahead of sale. The museum-quality display galleries extend across two floors and were built to provide free and ever-changing displays of highlights from the saleroom.

Over the last five years a vast array of art and antiques have been on display, from large private Country House collections to exquisite 18th century costume, vintage toys and rare works of art.  Not only do the galleries offer an exceptional pre-sale marketing tool, but they offer the public a chance to see many fascinating and beautiful objects, each with their own rich history, before they once more return to private collections.  


To discuss consigning private collections at Tennants, please contact Jane Tennant.

Key Contacts

Rodney Tennant

Rodney Tennant


Asian Art, European Ceramics and Glass Specialist

+ 44 (0) 1969 623780

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