December Newsletter 2011
Well here we are once again in the run up to Christmas and there always seems to be a multitude of tasks and shopping to contend with! At the galleries we are just about recuperated from our immensely successful Christmas Open Weekend. We felt extremely privileged to have welcomed a record 450 visitors through our doors. All enjoying mulled wine, mince pies and a wide variety of beautiful antique and contemporary items. Many a Christmas present was purchased but there is still much to choose from so please feel free to visit us anytime before the special day or peruse the website. We are only a phone call away if you need any help or advice.
Lennox Cato's talk on 'Buying for Investment' proved to be a very popular topic and many people were disappointed that they could not make the evening. Therefore Lennox will host this talk again next year. Even Lennox ran out of time to discuss everything due to the interaction with the audience. We are sure this will be an on going topic for discussion! Please watch this space for further information.
This leaves us to wish you all a very Happy Christmas and New Year, and to thank you for your continued support, especially through these difficult times.
We will close from 3pm Saturday 24th and reopen Wednesday 4th January when we resume normal opening times.
Our Christmas best wishes,
Lennox, Sue and all at the galleries.
David Napp Exhibition
John Robertson will continue to present the dynamic works of David Napp until Saturday 24th December.
You can find more information and view David's paintings at www.davidnappfineart.com
'Competition of the Month'
Unfortunately we had no winner for last month's competition which was to guess the use of the pictured Tunbridge Ware object. It was in fact a 'Coin Holder'. We had lots of suggestions such as a hat pin holder or something to do with needlework such as a needle holder. However, hopefully this months question may be a little easier. Again it will be the first name out of the hat with the correct answer so please email or phone through your answer as soon as possible. The closing date will be Christmas Eve, Saturday 24th December, and we will announce the winners name in the January news letter.
The winner will receive an Edenbridge Galleries gift voucher to the value of £100. This can be spent with any dealer within the galleries and has a year long sell by date, so it doesn't need to be spent immediately and can be put towards any item chosen. Please remember that our price range is very wide starting from as little as £10 upwards. So hopefully there is something for everyone. Change cannot be given with a gift voucher purchase.
This months question is:-
Can you name the stately home in the British Isles that Thomas Chippendale supplied most of the furniture for? The collection was saved for the nation by HRH Prince Charles.
Hurry up, don't delay it could be your lucky month! Good luck!
Tunbridge Ware Object of the Month
A rosewood veneered tea caddy with a view of Hever Castle within floral borders. The interior has two lidded compartments and a glass bowl. A rare label for Henry Hollamby to the base.
For more information on Hollamby & labels please go to our blog Artisan or Artst?
Dates for your diary
Antiques Fairs & Other Events
Saturday 14th January 2012
The London Ceramic Fair
Kensington Town Hall
18th - 22nd January 2012
The National Fine Art & Antiques Fair
The NEC, Birmingham
27th - 29th January 2012
Luxury Fine Art Fair
Nr. Leeds, West Yorkshire
Please contact us for complimentary invitations for any of the above fairs.