North Yorkshire auctioneers Tennants has announced that it will resume live auctions towards the end of the month, three months after the start of the lockdown, starting with its Antiques and Interiors sale on June 26.
The auction house said that members of the public will once more be able to browse the 500-plus lots of art and antiques and also bid live in the sale room. A range of measures will be taken to ensure social distancing and health and safety procedures are followed.
Since the start of lockdown, the North Yorkshire auctioneers has run a number of online only auctions, with bidders across the world taking part in their sales. While their sale rooms are re-opening, Tennants will continue to offer digital alternatives for browsing and bidding, and fully illustrated catalogues are available on the company’s website. A Jewellery, Watches & Silver Sale will follow on June 27, which will include over 500 lots.
Auctioneer Jane Tennant, said: “We opened our doors for valuation appointments last week, but we are delighted to be welcoming back visitors for viewing and of course on the day of the sale. Our online only sales have been very popular, but there is nothing quite like the excitement and buzz of a live auction”.