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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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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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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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Tudor Submariners: The Snowflake generation arrives in Yorkshire

07 March 2022

Collectors use the name ‘Snowflake’ to refer the range of Tudor Submariners produced from 1969-75.

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Take me to the Rivière bindings

21 February 2022

Aubrey Beardsley and John Batten add the illustrative attractions in North Yorks sale

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Touch of luxury from Palais Royale

14 February 2022

The Palais Royale built for Cardinal Richelieu in 1629 had a variety of uses over the years but in the 18th and early 19th century was rebuilt as a place for public recreation and social gathering.

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Buyer chases down Russian dagger

24 January 2022

The surprise lot at the sale held on December 11 by Ripon auction house Elstob & Elstob (22% buyer’s premium) was this 19th century Russian hunting dagger.

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Boxers fight their way to the top price level

10 January 2022

Rarely do 19th century Staffordshire figures feature among the top-selling lots at auction these days but two bare-fist boxing champions did just that.