Inaugural fashion sale at North Yorkshire Tennants auctioneers to feature top designers Hermes, Chanel and Alexander McQueen



The sale will feature a selection of 70 sets of costumes and accessories for women and men from the world’s leading fashion houses, all in excellent condition and ready to wear.

At the heart of the sale is a private sole proprietorship of luxury menswear and leather goods, all of which have been carefully selected by the owner and kept in near mint condition. Buyers will be able to bid on a Hermès Taupe Leather Haut à Courroies 40 bag (estimate: £ 5,500-6,500 plus buyer’s premium) at a fraction of the retail price.

Originally designed by Hermès to carry saddles and riding boots, the Haut à Courroies is now a perfect travel bag. One of the most eye-catching bags in the collection is a Louis Vuitton Mirrored Metallic monogram Keepall 50 from the Fall / Winter 2021 collection, purchased just seven weeks ago and is no longer available for retail purchase (estimate: £ 5,000 to £ 6,000).

The collection also includes a wonderful selection of designer jackets like Tom Ford, Alexander McQueen, Dolce & Gabbana and Prada; the jackets are small sizes from the mens collections, but they would look fantastic on anyone with a small size. Look for an Alexander McQueen ‘Dragonfly’ jacket (estimate: £ 700-900), a Dolce & Gabbana Black / Silver Sequin evening jacket (estimate: £ 700-900), and an Yves Saint Laurent black wool military-style jacket (estimate : £ 600-800).

Along with the Gentleman collection, the sale will feature a colorful range of Hermès scarves, Chanel handbags and jewelry, Louis Vuitton handbags and much more.

The day after the fashion sale, Tennants will host a British, European and sports art sale followed by an autumn sale.

The first event will see the sale of a major watercolor by Peter de Wint (1784-1849), “A View of Whitby Looking Down the River to the Sea”, which will be offered with an estimate of £ 10,000 to £ 15,000. (plus buyer’s premium price). Peter de Wint was one of the finest English watercolorists of his time, much admired for his sweeping views of the English countryside executed in a palette of warm, earthy colors.

Also of note in the sale is ‘Europa and the Bull’ by the circle of Jean-François de Troy (1679-1752) (estimate: £ 15,000-25,000), ‘St Mark’s Square, Venice’ by Antoinetta Brandeis (1849-1910 ) (estimate: £ 6,000 to £ 9,000), and “The Sheikh’s Daughter” by Eduard Sack (1857-1913) (estimate: £ 5,000 to 8,000). Sack’s painting was exhibited at the Royal Academy Winter Exhibition in 1909, on loan from Mrs. George McCulloch of London.

The Sport section of the auction is run by ‘Shamming’ by William Henry Hamilton Trood (1850-1899) (estimate: £ 6,000-9,000). Signed and dated 1887, the painting once belonged to Joseph Harger Mitchell, Executive Director of the Halifax Building Society. Other highlights include “Merry Monarch, winner of the Derby, 1845” by Henry Thomas Alken (1785-1851) (estimate: £ 3,000 – 5,000) and “Portrait of Shortcoming, winner of the Waterloo Cup 1921” by Lilian Cheviot (1876 -1936) (estimate: £ 1,500-2,500).

The beautiful autumn sale will feature a rare pair of Staffordshire figurines commemorating a legendary sporting competition (estimate: £ 3,000-5,000 plus buyer’s premium). The figures are inspired by Tom Cribb and Tom Molineaux, a pair of bare-handed boxers who fought for the world title in one of the greatest sporting shows of the early 19th century.

Other highlights include a Meissen porcelain ‘Fabeltiere’ tea cup and saucer made around 1740 (estimate: £ 700-1000). It is painted in the style of Adam Friedrich von Löwenfinck, one of the most important ceramic painters of the 18th century.

A fully illustrated catalog for all sales will be available at or in Tennants North Yorkshire auction houses prior to the event.


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