Yorkshire and the Humber

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The first Silver Cross pram returns home

03 July 2015

William Wilson’s patent for a perambulator was cheered by the infants of well-to-do-Victorians.

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University project launches with map of 2100 dealers

16 June 2015

Leeds University launch two resources for research and study into the British art and antiques market this week.

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The signs of progress for Sheffield dealers

08 April 2015

Sheffield’s antiques quarter has been put on the map with new brown signs to illustrate its cultural significance.

Man charged for Harrogate robbery

07 April 2015

Police investigating a robbery at Montpellier Antiques in Harrogate on the morning of Monday, March 16, have arrested and charged a 24-year-old man from Manchester.

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Plaques head to auction in Leeds

23 March 2015

Discovered in a pile of objects waiting to be tipped at a routine house clearance, a pair of large ceramic plaques will be offered at Gary Don in Leeds this week.

Tour de Yorkshire disrupts Harrogate fair

09 March 2015

The directors of the ‘Harrogate Antique & Fine Art Fair’ have cancelled this year’s spring event due to the clash with the Tour de Yorkshire cycle race now taking place on May 1-3.


Why it’s all blossoming at Tennants in Leyburn…

10 October 2014

This huge installation created using more than 40 gallons of oil paints will be the centrepiece of the first exhibition to mark the launch of shows by visiting artists to The Garden Rooms at Tennants.

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Leeds flat clearance yields Qing treasure

08 August 2014

There was huge pre-sale interest from the Far East in this Qing jade table screen at the latest fine art sale held by Tennants of Leyburn.

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Matania lots give boost to Yorkshire sale

17 July 2014

Twenty lots comprising works by Anglo-Italian artist Fortunino Matania will be offered at the upcoming fine art sale being held by Tennants of Leyburn, North Yorkshire.

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Nevinson watercolour at fine art sale in Yorkshire

06 March 2014

This picture by CRW Nevinson (1889-1946) is being offered at the Spring Fine Art Sale being held by Tennants in Leyburn, North Yorkshire on March 28-29.

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Fierce bidding for Stephenson’s bright spark in Sheffield auction

22 January 2014

The unexpected high point of the latest sale held at Sheffield Auction Gallery was this rare survivor – one of two miner’s lamps entered for sale by a local vendor.

Dispute over calls to sell Bradford artworks

23 December 2013

Bradford Council have come under pressure to auction some of their artworks amid sharp budget cuts.

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New World pewter wreck reveals more secrets in Doncaster

23 December 2013

Wilkinson’s of Doncaster sold 230 pieces of 16th century metalwork from the so-called Pewter Wreck.

£15,000 haul in Harrogate

29 November 2013

Jewellery worth between £10,000 and £15,000 has been stolen from Harrogate Antiques Centre.

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Who’ll give me £1 for this?

25 November 2013

The entire contents of a West Yorkshire bookshop containing over 30,000 books are to go under the hammer with the bidding opening at just £1.

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Cargo sheds new light on pewter

16 October 2013

Doncaster auctioneer Sid Wilkinson is to sell items from a huge cache of Tudor pewter tablewares recently discovered by professional treasure hunters off the coast of the Dominican Republic.

West Yorkshire centre hit by jewellery thieves who made their own boat

10 September 2013

Break-ins to target jewellery dealers are not exactly uncommon these days, sadly, but there can’t be many involving home-made boats built to make a getaway.


New saleroom pledges clearer standards in furniture cataloguing

27 August 2013

A total commitment to clear and unambiguous cataloguing is the driving force behind a new auction business specialising in oak and country furniture in the North Yorkshire Dales.

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Vendor’s tax deal proves a gift to museum too

12 August 2013

An English provincial museum has been able to acquire an export-stopped Old Master painting for a knockdown price of £1.61m thanks to the vendor striking a tax deal.

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Tennants’ £8m extension to build three new salerooms

17 June 2013

Work has begun on an £8m expansion at Tennants which will provide three new salerooms.