Yorkshire and the Humber


Bill Spalding Chess Set E 04 06 2024

Chess set inspired by 1980s strike goes on display at National Coal Mining Museum

04 June 2024

Pieces feature key political figures such as Margaret Thatcher and Neil Kinnock

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Furniture (and a very big flag) feature strongly in Harrogate

03 June 2024

Furniture features as a strong showing at the second Pavilions of Harrogate Decorative, Antiques & Art Fair of the year.

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Vendor chuffed as collection of British Railways photos pulls into Tennants

27 May 2024

'Large and comprehensive' was the apt description used by Tennants (24% buyer’s premium) for a collection of British Railways photographs and slides offered on April 3.

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Polyphon music box and cello in tune at auction

27 May 2024

“An impressively sized fine and rare” coin-operated upright 22in Polyphon Disk Musical Box-on-Discbin sold for £5500 in Tennants’ (24% buyer’s premium) Scientific & Musical Instruments Sale on May 15.

Mouseman oak dining table

Furniture given by Mouseman to his daughter emerges at auction

11 May 2024

Elements of a collection of ‘Mouseman’ furniture made for the daughter of Robert Thompson (1876 -1955) himself have come for sale in Yorkshire this month.

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Horology holds the attention during a four-day sale

06 May 2024

Around 200 lots of clocks and watches feature in a strong section as part of a four-day sale

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Fantin-Latour roses rise to a regional high point

06 May 2024

Oil on canvas showing favoured subject of the artist takes top spot so far in UK sales outside London

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Cistern used for wine doubles up as racing trophy

22 April 2024

A substantial piece of Edwardian silver which has served both as a wine cistern and a racing trophy was the most expensive piece of silver in Tennants’ (24/20% buyer’s premium) dedicated auction of jewellery, watches and silver.

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Goniometer going, going, gone at £2700

15 April 2024

This Victorian lacquered brass device made by Elliot Brothers of London is a reflecting goniometer.

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Right time and place for Lowry

08 April 2024

A strong provenance is always desirable on the secondary market, but it is essential when it comes to selling works by LS Lowry (1887-1976) - arguably Britain’s most faked artist.

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Bravery of mine defusers recognised by George medals and crosses

01 April 2024

George Medals were awarded to military recipients for bravery not in the face of the enemy, so bomb or mine disposal is a classic reason.

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Mouseman wedding gift shows the attraction of early pieces

25 March 2024

Two sales of the classic furniture include items featuring direct family history

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Thundercats Tongue-A-Saurus grabbed by eager bidder

04 March 2024

As with many 1980s toys, the Thundercats range was produced to accompany a TV or film series.

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Well heeled in the 18th century – ladies’ shoes sell for four figures in North Yorkshire auction

04 March 2024

When it comes to period costume antique footwear can often command some of the strongest prices.

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Beaker was made by the only female silversmith in Norwich

26 February 2024

Another auction where silver and objects of vertu were prominent was the fine art and antiques sale staged by Elstob (25% buyer’s premium).

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Frederick Austin: an artist of the old school

26 February 2024

Group of works by a maker who used mostly traditional techniques creates a secondary market test

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Yorkshire Dales antiques entrepreneur discovers another opportunity

12 February 2024

Young businessman who opened antiques centre and salvage yard launches a second venture

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Butterflies signal a long life and a good price

05 February 2024

Modestly guided at just £200-300, this tiny Qianlong period ruby-glazed teabowl and 4in (10.5cm) diameter saucer generated plenty of interest when it came up for sale at Elstob (25% buyer’s premium).

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Auction house hails ‘incredibly busy and buoyant’ start to the new year

05 February 2024

North Yorkshire saleroom starts 2024 with 2600 lots offered over two weeks in four auctions

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Piper pops up at auction and Lowry lines up for sale

05 February 2024

A couple of works by leading names in the sector gave a boost to Chiswick Auctions’ (25% buyer’s premium) latest Modern British and Irish Art sale.

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