Yorkshire and the Humber


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European art – Make a continental connection

09 May 2022

Focus on 19th century works by continental European artists sold recently

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The web shop window: 1940s railway sign

02 May 2022

Thousands of items are available to buy from dealers online. Here we pick out one that caught our eye this week.

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Flying visit to New Guinea

02 May 2022

This Victorian cased diorama of birds of paradise native to New Guinea sold for £18,000 to lead Tennants’ (22% buyer’s premium) Natural History and Taxidermy sale in Leyburn on April 20.

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Treen that’s all it’s cracked up to be

25 April 2022

A Queen Anne treen nutcracker proved popular at auction.

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John Martin takes a small tour of Britain

18 April 2022

Two views of historic British landmarks by John Martin (1789-1854) attracted interest in different parts of the country.

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Kemp & Co field camera comes to Yorkshire sale

18 April 2022

North Yorkshire saleroom Tennants is selling this Kemp & Co field camera with ‘tropical’ mahogany casing and brass fittings, with an estimate of £150-250.

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Big day out promised at racecourse festival

18 April 2022

York vintage event returns as first to be staged for three years

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The ‘summer of salvage’ for Arthur Swallow Fairs

18 April 2022

Ripley Castle’s website describes a history of persecution, plague, loyalty, social turbulence and recklessness.

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Mill venue weaves atmosphere in West Yorkshire

18 April 2022

Sunny Bank Mills at Farsley near Leeds has been in the Gaunt family for six generations.

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A trio of Arts & Crafts designers in focus

11 April 2022

While the market for post-war wares by Thompson’s of Kilburn – particularly the animal and figure carvings – has grown substantially in recent years, the ‘prime period’ for Mouseman collecting remains the 1920s-30s.

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Fortune teller helped the Frith fortune

11 April 2022

A number of portraits of women from different periods of history were among the most contested pictures at sales around the country in the early part of this year.

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Chaise longue value lies in the maker

11 April 2022

Knowledgeable bidders spot a design by Owen Jones on offer in North Yorkshire

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Tank crew kit and jerkins get into gear

04 April 2022

Estimated at £100-150, a group of six items of Second World War army kit ended up selling for £4000 at Tennants (22% buyer’s premium).

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Whistler’s wider range of subjects on show at Yorkshire auction

04 April 2022

A dreamy interwar architectural portrait of Pilgrims Hall, Essex, by Rex Whistler (1905-44) generated interest at Tennants (22% buyer’s premium) of Leyburn, North Yorkshire, on March 19.

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Baxter Whitefriars Banjo hits the right note in North Yorks

04 April 2022

Eight different colourways of the classic Whitefriars Banjo vase were offered in a single-owner private collection at Tennants (22% buyer’s premium).

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Dee family’s animal magic

28 March 2022

Henry William Dee, the son of Soho silversmith Thomas William Dee (c.1792- 1869), made a speciality of producing silver novelties for Garrard, Leuchars & Son and Asprey’s and other retail goldsmiths. There was real genius here and the patterns for many were patented.

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Wine-coolers benefit from silver finishing touch

28 March 2022

The London firm Samuel Jackson seems to have specialised in mounting other materials in silver to produce wine-coolers.

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Galloway Antiques Fairs returns to Duncombe Park

28 March 2022

Galloway Antiques Fairs is back in North Yorkshire this spring for its Duncombe Park event.

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Breakfast table serves up a £32,000 result

21 March 2022

This early 19th century walnut and ebonised circular breakfast table sold at Hawleys (20% buyer’s premium) is very much in the Grecian revival style.

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Single owner collection of Weatherill watercolours stars in Harrogate

14 March 2022

When dealer Ian Walker was a child, his father gave him £5, which he promptly spent on a small, signed watercolour by Yorkshire artist George Weatherill (1810-90) he found in a Whitby antiques shop.

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