Yorkshire and the Humber


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Gillows pieces see dealers back in the action

11 April 2013

The spring catalogue sale at Tennants of Leyburn closed with 14 pieces of furniture either by or in the manner of Gillows.

Cooper help the fairs scene in Harrogate get under way

29 January 2013

The merry-go-round of regional antiques fairs around the UK continues and next up is ‘The Pavilions of Harrogate Antiques & Fine Art Fair’ organised by Cooper Events from February 8-10.

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Yorkshire’s £2.6m toast to Asian series

26 November 2012

The toast of November’s clutch of Asian art sales was not to be found in London or Salisbury but in Leyburn.

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16th century Flemish carving in Doncaster

23 November 2012

Known as specialists in early oak and vernacular works of art, Wilkinson’s will host their next sale on November 25 at The Old Salesroom in Doncaster.

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Yorkshire cottage yields prize Arts and Crafts furniture

19 November 2012

Scarborough saleroom David Duggleby posted a house record for furniture when a suite of oak Arts and Crafts furniture from the workshop of Cotswold School cabinet maker Peter Waals (1870-1937) sold as a single lot for £31,000 at their latest auction.

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Lalique car mascot wings its way to Tennants

08 November 2012

This Lalique car mascot has been consigned to the Tennants of Leyburn sale on November 16-17 by the great-niece of the chauffeur of the car on which it was originally mounted.

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Sheffield antiques quarter shows signs of revitalisation for retail

22 October 2012

Sheffield Antiques Quarter is planning a November 25 Christmas fair as its official opening, but it has effectively already relaunched.

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Harrison’s time has come again in York

01 October 2012

The technological breakthrough of a clock which could keep accurate time to within one second every month was an unheard-of feat in 1727.

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Ming bottle vase tops Yorkshire sale at £55,000

03 September 2012

The Chinese market may have slowed down a bit in the last six months, but this sector nevertheless remains of great importance to UK provincial auctioneers.

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Murder trial documents at Ryedale

01 August 2012

A group of items belonging to Inspector Black, the arresting officer in the 1950s murder trial of Timothy Evans, is to be offered for sale on August 4 at Ryedale Auctioneers in Kirkbymoorside, North Yorkshire.

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Blue john urns at £120,000

24 July 2012

This stunning pair of 19th century blue john pedestal urns was the outstanding star at Tennants’ £1.8m summer sale at Leyburn.

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Sheffield dealers lead the way in reviving their fortunes

09 July 2012

If the people of Sheffield weren’t aware of the vibrant Antiques Quarter right under their noses, they must be now.

Rodney Tennant hands over control of auction business to his three daughters

25 June 2012

A new management structure at Tennants of Leyburn has seen proprietor Rodney Tennant pass the day-to-day running of the business to a fourth generation.

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Vampire kit comes to light

20 June 2012

A 19th century vampire-slaying kit will be just one of the unusual pieces for sale at Tennants on June 22.

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US bidder wins battle for £6900 stereoscope

25 May 2012

This Victorian achromatic cabinet stereoscope was one of the more unusual offerings among the 540 lots offered at Dee Atkinson & Harrison’s recent sale at Driffield and proved the stand-out seller.

Braaq’s work goes home to Harrogate

22 May 2012

They nicknamed him ‘Braaq’ when he was at school in Liverpool, on account of his artistic talent by kids who maybe didn’t know how to spell Georges Braque’s name.

Sheffield trade plan antiques quarter revival

30 April 2012

TRADERS in Sheffield have launched an initiative to promote the city’s antiques quarter that could provide a template for other parts of the country to follow.

Thieves target Mouseman in North Yorkshire

19 December 2011

A SPATE of raids between October and December have seen pieces of furniture by Robert Thompson stolen from rural churches in Yorkshire.

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Australian teaset brings £42,000 in Yorkshire

29 November 2011

It may look like a textbook early 19th century silver teaset, but this unprepossessing three-piece service seen at Tennants of Leyburn, North Yorkshire on November 17-19 carried marks later identified as those of the early Australian silversmith Alexander Dick (c.1791-1843).

Two years in, SaferGems have already made a difference

21 November 2011

ONE SaferGems alert featured two men wanted in connection with a jewellery theft at a discount jewellery shop in Spring Bank, Hull. During the incident one offender distracted the jeweller while the other stole jewellery to the value of £2300.

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