North Yorkshire


Weapon belonged to Light Brigade prisoner

25 September 2023

A sword that saw action in the famed Charge of the Light Brigade sold for £1900 at Elstob Auctioneers’ (25% buyer’s premium) Antiques & Fine Art Sale.


Making hay while the sun shines: work from a Staithes Group collection

25 September 2023

A dedicated sale of 117 lots from the collection of the late Teesside art dealers and Staithes Group specialists Tom and Rosamund Jordan was held this summer at Tennants (24% buyer’s premium) in North Yorkshire.

New Zealand huia birds in a case

New Zealand birds soar to a new taxidermy high

18 September 2023

A Victorian cased pair of the extinct New Zealand huia sold for £220,000 (plus 24% buyer’s premium) in Tennants’ Natural History and Taxidermy sale.


Landscape restoration project draws attention in North Yorkshire

18 September 2023

One of the better performing ‘manner of’ pictures of late was a landscape very much in the style of the great French Baroque painter Claude Lorrain (1600-82).


Small cabinet full of decorative appeal

11 September 2023

A highly decorative example of Japanese lacquer provided one of the highlights of Tennants’ (24/20% buyer’s premium) July 15 summer sale.


Studio pottery in focus at North Yorkshire’s Thirsk Hall

04 September 2023

This stoneware cream glaze vase, c.1960, by Bernard Leach (1887- 1979) is included in the programme of exhibitions at Willoughby Gerrish this autumn.


Belperron brooch blossoms at Yorkshire auction

04 September 2023

A chalcedony, sapphire and diamond flower brooch by Suzanne Belperron (1900-83) was included in Tennants’ (24% buyer’s premium) Fine Jewellery, Watches and Silver sale on July 15.


Evelyn De Morgan goes for gold using unusual medium

21 August 2023

Trial run for a full worked-up version counts as a highly sought-after picture in its own right


Buyer takes slice of the pie crust table top

21 August 2023

An 18th century acanthus carved mahogany tripod table with pie-crust tilt top was one of the sought-after pieces of furniture at Tennants (24/20% buyer’s premium).


Cost of living crisis hits PM Rishi Sunak's local antiques shop

21 August 2023

An antiques and vintage shop in the prime minister’s constituency of Richmond in North Yorkshire is set to shut its doors at Christmas.


Dreaming spires and a range of other attractions

21 August 2023

When it comes to historic views of England’s university cities, bidders’ interest is not only determined by the usual factors such as the calibre of the artist and the picture’s condition.


Monk has a beer – no wonder he’s merry

07 August 2023

Stand-out original among the 76 pieces from Robert ‘Mouseman’ Thompson’s workshops offered at Tennants’ (22% buyer’s premium) 20th Century Design auction was a carved oak monk sold with its working drawing.

Shepherd and sheep picture

Ewe beauty: naïve painting is star lot at Yorkshire auction

24 July 2023

An early 19th century naïve agricultural scene by the elusive Joseph Digby-Curtis (c.1755-1837) posted one of the highest prices for this genre of painting in the last 20 years.


Stereoscopic viewer perfect for a sales drive

24 July 2023

Looking more like a sale brochure when unopened, the embossed front cover shown below in fact conceals a rare 1906 stereoscopic viewer.


LS Lowry work provides a rare pastel purchase

10 July 2023

Five original LS Lowry (1887-1976) pictures sold to five different buyers at Tennants’ (22% buyer’s premium) latest Modern & Contemporary art sale.


Famous Georgian beauty depicted on numerous occasions emerges again

03 July 2023

Signed and dated 'T Beach Pinxt 1793', this portrait depicts the famous Georgian beauty Anne Templar, Lady de la Pole (1758-1832).


Sasha dolls in demand at separate UK auctions

26 June 2023

Sasha dolls are named after their Swiss designer, artist Sasha Morgenthaler and were made in the UK and Germany from the mid to late 1960s.


Davenport comes with a tuneful twist

12 June 2023

A musical ‘captain’s desk’ davenport sold for £9500 at Tennants’ (22% buyer’s premium) Scientific and Musical Instruments sale in Leyburn on May 17.


Lowry depicts street life in pastels

05 June 2023

The 1947 Street Scene with Figures by LS Lowry (1887-1976) is the earliest work so far to appear on the market from a group of vibrant figurative pastels.


Vesta micromosaic panel lights up a sale

22 May 2023

Popular since they were first bought by Grand Tourists visiting Italy, this early 19th century micromosaic panel was a particularly fine example.