December 2014
CHRISTMAS NEWSLETTER
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Welcome
We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who attended our very special Christmas Open Weekend. We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did and with the various presentations taking place, we hope there was something for everyone to enjoy.

We were delighted to see so many familiar faces as well as many new visitors, many of which went away with our famous navy carrier bags full of Christmas delights!

May we remind you that we will be open until 3pm on Christmas Eve, but please don't leave it till the last minute if you are still looking for that special present! Our website is fairly up to date but there are always pieces which, for one reason or another, do not make it to the website, so a visit to the gallery is a must if you want to see as much as possible. Likewise, some of the pieces on the various dealers pages may also not be at the gallery, so please do check if you have seen something on line to ensure we can arrange for it to be here for you to see.

Sadly, we will be saying goodbye to Derek Roberts of Derval Antiques, who has now decided he will finally retire at the amazing age of 83. Derek along with his wife Valerie has had an incredible career dealing in equally incredible clocks. Having dealt from Tonbridge for most of his dealing life we were delighted when they both asked if they could join our galleries at the birth of this unique enterprise. Derek has been a real inspiration and offered many a wise word along the way and we feel all of us at the galleries feel it has been a real privilege to have worked alongside such a well renowned and respected dealer.

Derek will be leaving his showrooms at the end of this year and has reduced prices quite considerably on many items. His website will still be in operation for quite some time to come.

John Robertson is also offering 20% off his stock of watercolours and oil paintings until Christmas to make room for fresh pieces. Couldn't be a better time to buy than now at The Edenbridge Galleries!

We will be closing at 3pm on Christmas Eve and will reopen on Monday 5th January in the meantime we wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Lennox, Sue and all at the galleries.


    


Object of the Month


We have chosen this lovely Christmassy painting signed by Joseph Harold Swanwick (1866 - 1924). The artist was a member of both the Royal Institute of Watercolour Painters and the Royal Institute of Oil Painters, of which there is a lable on the reverse of this picture. He lived in a little cottage near Polegate, East Sussex, at the foot of the South Downs.

It measures 14in (35.56cm) X 10ins (25.40cm) and is offered by John Robertson at £2,400. This picture is included in John's 20% off sale.





Signature Pieces

Derval Antiques
A fine fire-gilt mantle clock. French, Circa 1785

Signed De Laurie, Paris.

£7,350



Pars Rug Gallery
An Antique Persian Tabriz.

Circa 1900

£6,500



Jupiter Antiques
Worcester coffee cup painted with the true Kempthorne Pattern.
1751 - 1790

£180



Shaw Edwards Antiques
Fine example of an English elm and oak Primitive chair.
Circa 1780

£3,950




Dates For Your Diary - Fairs & Other Events
8th - 11th January 2015
The Mayfair Art & Antiques Fair
The London Marriott Hotel Grosvenor Square,
Duke Street, London W1K 6JP
http://www.mayfairfair.com/

20th - 25th January 2015
The Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair
Battersea Park, London SW11 4NJ
http://www.decorativefair.com/

30th January - 2nd February 2015
The Antiques & Fine Art Fair at The Mere,
The Mere Golf Resort & Spa,
Chester Road, Mere, Knutsford, Cheshire WA16 6LJ
http://www.merefair.com/


Please contact us for complimentary invitations for any of the above fairs.
THE EDENBRIDGE GALLERIES

1 The Square - Church Street - Edenbridge - Kent - TN8 5BD

Gallery +44 (0) 1732 864 163 or +44 (0) 1732 865 988


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