February 2012
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Welcome Message
Tunbridge Ware Object of the Month
Competition of the Month
Dates for your Diary
Signature Pieces

John Robertson

The Bridge of Sighs, Venice
British circa 1900
Edward Angelo Goodall (1819 – 1908)
Signed with the stamped studio signature put on at the artists' death

Width: 13.50 ins (34.29cm) Height: 17.00 ins (43.18cm)


Shaw Edwards

Carved oak writing slope or desk box with symmetrical design of two dragons to the front.
Circa 1660 – 1680

Width: 27.76 ins (70.50cm)
Height: 12.01 ins (30.50cm)
Depth: 16.69 ins (50cm)


S&S Timms Antiques Ltd

George III period mahogany dressing table toilet mirror. Oval mirror plate above serpentine base.
Circa 1800

Width: 18.00 ins (45.72cm)
Height: 23.00 ins (58.42cm)
Depth: 8.00 ins (20.32cm)



A fine quality revolving "double ships wheel" novelty/mystery clock.
Circa 1880

Height: 11.50 ins (30.00cm)


For further information on any of the above items please either visit our website or contact the gallery.

February Newsletter 2012


At last the days are getting longer and spring is, hopefully, just around the corner! As usual we are busy preparing for various events, the first one being this very Saturday 18th February with our first 'Surgery' where Dianne Brick and John Robertson will be on hand from 11am – 3pm to offer free advice on Tunbridge Ware and pictures. Whether you require a valuation, restoration or just purely want to know more about an item, please do bring it along and they will be very happy to offer their advice. No appointment needed.

On 12th and 13th May we will be hosting our Spring Open Weekend entitled 'The Jubilee Years'. Many of our past monarchs have reached 25 years on the throne but only Queen Elizabeth II and Queen Victoria have achieved 60 years. We will be celebrating the years of past Jubilee's by holding a series of rolling talks over the weekend on the various years in which Jubilees have taken place. Beginning with Henry VIII each of our specialists have chosen a Jubilee Year to fit in with their chosen subject. More information on this along with a time table of talks will be featured in our forthcoming newsletters.

Many of our specialists are also preparing for various antique fairs and these are listed in our 'Dates for your Diary' section at the end of this letter. We are always happy to send complimentary invitations on request.

We look forward to seeing you at future events and fairs, and please don't forget you can follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

Lennox, Sue and all at the galleries.

Tunbridge Ware Object of the Month

A fine quality box by Thomas Barton veneered in coromandel with floral and geometric panels and borders. The interior has the original pink watered silk lining and maker's label to the base.

Visit Dianne's blog for more information on coromandel wood: "A Distinctive Look".

Competition of the Month

Last month's question, 'The watercolour shown is signed F. J. Aldridge, but do you think it is actually by him? Is it fake or forgery?' Well, only one person guessed the correct answer, it is in fact a forgery. The painting resembles that of a Samuel Owen but the forger signed it as F. J. Aldridge. Just wanted to get us all guessing! The forger, who is believed to have resided in Bristol, was known as 'The Master of the Light Touch' and was prolific during the 1970's and 1980's faking marine watercolours. Congratulations to Mr. John Tissington for his observational skills, he has been sent a £100 gift voucher.

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This month can you name the artist this beautiful romantic painting on a tole tray is attributed to? It depicts Cupid and Beauty with Dianna the Huntress. Answers please by 29th February via email or phone. Good luck!!

Dates for your diary
Antiques Fairs & Other Events
18th February 2012
'Surgery' at The Edenbridge Galleries
11am - 3pm

18th & 19th February 2012
Antiques Fair
Petworth Town Hall

25th & 26th February 2012
Antique Ceramics & Glass Fair
Worcester Porcelain Museum

24th - 26th February 2012
The Luxury Antiques Fair at Tortworth Court
Wootten-under-Edge, Glos

20th - 27th March 2012
BADA Antiques & Fine Art Fair
Duke of York Square
London SW3

12th & 13th May 2012
The Edenbridge Galleries Open Weekend
'The Jubilee Years'

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 864163 or +44 (0)1732 865988

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