The sale saw a surge in interest for traditional pieces, such as this 17th century Oak Press Cupboard made in the Leeds area c.1650, which went for £14 000.

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Items with a strong Yorkshire connection were much in demand, an impressive bronze head of 'Morris,' a champion Swaledale Ram by the York sculptor Sally Arnup (1930-2015) attracted both local and national attention selling for £4 800 against an estimate of £1 500-2000. Northern artists such as Norman Cornish and Tom McGuinness also caught the eye of many bidders.

A Robert "Mouseman" Thompson Oak Circular Stool A Robert "Mouseman" Thompson Oak Circular Stool

Again, Tennants proved their lead in the market for Robert 'Mouseman' Thompson furniture, the icon of Yorkshire Arts & Crafts design, by selling 100% of the lots in the sale. Leading the way was a 1920s/30s English Oak Monk’s Chair, an early piece which reached £3 000.

Fernando Cueto Amorsolo (1892-1972) Filipino Figure riding through a river landscape on a Carbao Fernando Cueto Amorsolo (1892-1972) Filipino
Figure riding through a river landscape on a Carbao

International pieces were not forgotten in the North East, as the top lot in the whole sale, an important landscape painting by leading Filipino artist Fernando Cueto Amorsolo (1892-1972), attracted much interest from the region before being sold to an international buyer for £20 000.

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