August Newsletter 2011
A warm welcome to the August edition of our newsletter. If you have not visited us before, you will be delighted at the wide variety of items housed in our period showrooms and our adjoining medieval building Taylour House, with its exposed oak joists and beams.
As well as showrooms full of superb period furniture, there are also many smaller items on display, such as ceramics, glass, silver, Tunbridge Ware, clocks, carpets and paintings, and to complement our diverse array of beautiful antiques and furnishings, the second floor houses the renowned interior designers, Mrs Monro Ltd.
At the galleries we are committed to offering the highest standards of expertise and customer service and our user-friendly website is a useful tool for searching for the item that you are seeking.
Lennox has been busy filming all over the country for the BBC Antiques Roadshow. His next outing will be on Thursday 25th August at Wimbledon - The All England Lawn Tennis Club. Why not go along and watch the team at work? It makes for a fascinating day out.
Best Wishes from Lennox, Sue and everyone at the galleries.
The Mayor visits The Edenbridge Galleries
Councillor Elizabeth Thomas, Mayor of Tunbridge Wells, visited the galleries recently to purchase a gift of Tunbridge Ware for the Mayor of the German twinned town of Wiesbaden. Here she is pictured with Dianne Brick, our Tunbridge Ware specialist, and Lennox Cato.
Tunbridge Ware Object of the Month August 2011
A Tunbridge Ware glove box veneered in coromandel with an overall geometric design by Thomas Barton. Barton was known to have adapted floor tile designs to be used on Tunbridge Ware both during the time he was working with Edmund Nye and subsequently from his own workshop. This pattern is an unusual example, not seen by us before.
For more information on Barton tile designs please go to Dianne's blog On The Tiles - http://www.tunbridgeware.org/p/blog
Antiques Masterclass at Eastwell Manor
On Thursday 15th and Friday 16th September indulge in a two night stay at Eastwell Manor Hotel set in the heart of the Kent countryside, and enjoy a programme of antiques masterclasses presented by Lennox Cato and Shaw Edwards. The programme will include a champagne reception and dinners with Lennox and Shaw, a visit to Belmont House and lunch at Hythe Bay Seafood Restaurant.
This two night break for £345.00 per person is based on two people sharing a standard Manor or Mews Cottage twin/double en suite bedroom. Single occupancy is £425.00.
For further information please contact the galleries or for reservations telephone Eastwell Manor on 01233 213000 or go to www.eastwellmanor.co.uk/article.aspx?id=95
Amherst Events Tunbridge Ware Day
Amherst Events are pleased to announce details of their fourteenth Tunbridge Ware Day which will be held on 3rd September 2011 at the outstanding venue of Cobham Hall. Cobham Hall is a sought after topographical subject depicted on Tunbridge Ware dating from the 1870's.
The day will commence with coffee and a Selling Exhibition, followed by a choice between two informal lectures by Dianne Brick or John Downer. A buffet lunch and a tour of Cobham Hall, including its art & architecture, its inhabitants and famous visitors from royalty to Charles Dickens, will be followed by tea.
There will be a charge of £45 per head with a concessionary rate for existing Tunbridge Ware customers.
Please note admission to this event is by pre-booked ticket only and the closing date for applications is 24th August 2011. Please contact the galleries for further details and an application form.
Shaw Edwards Antiques
Taylour House, a wonderful medieval building, is the ideal setting for Shaw Edwards Antiques offering a range of early English oak furniture, carvings and related items. Shaw carries a wide selection of secular and religious carvings from the Medieval and Gothic periods, through to the end of the 16th century. He stocks high quality early English oak furniture including coffers, tables, chairs and related works from the late 15th century, and through the 16th and 17th centuries.
Shaw has been involved with antiques since the mid 1960s and has studied the art of the late Medieval and early Renaissance periods in some considerable depth. He is a member of BADA, LAPADA, and CINOA.
People are very welcome to see any item of interest by appointment or to discuss them by telephone or through email correspondence. Shaw is also always interested in purchasing Medieval, Gothic and early Renaissance items.
Dates for your diary
Events at the Edenbridge Galleries
3rd & 4th December
Christmas Open Weekend
Antiques Fairs & Other Events
The All England Lawn Tennis Club, Wimbledon
3rd & 4th September
Worcester Porcelain Museum Ceramic Fair
Severn Street, Worcester, WR1 2ND
9th - 11th September
Petersfield Antiques Fair
Festival Hall, Heath Road, Petersfield, Hants GU31 4EA
15th & 16th September
Masterclass at Eastwell Manor
Eastwell Park, Boughton Lees, Ashford, Kent TN25 4HR
21st - 25th September
The LAPADA Art & Antiques Fair
Berkeley Square, London
21st - 25th September
Chelsea Antiques Fair
Chelsea Old Town Hall, Kings Road, London SW3 5EE
7th - 9th October
Esher Hall Antiques and Fine Art Fair
Sandown Park Racecourse, Esher, Surrey KT10 9AJ
27th - 30th October
Antiques for Everyone
NEC, Birmingham, B40 1NT