February 2013
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Signature Pieces

John Robertson

Spring Sun, Broad Street, Oxford
Bruce Yardley (born 1962)
30ins. X 24ins.
76.20cm x 60.96cm


Derval Antiques

Bamboo Carriage clock with travelling case
French, circa 1890


S & S Timms Antiques Ltd

George III oak dresser base

Width 60ins. (152.40cm)
Height 33ins. (83.82cm)
Depth 18.5ins. (46.99cm)


Pars Rug Gallery

Antique Persian Afshar rug
51.97ins x 78.35ins
132cm x 199cm
Circa 1900


Shaw Edwards

Rare pair of early 19th century boxes.
One for knives the other for candles.
Circa 1820 - 40


Kaye Michie

'Sly Boots'
Caroline Paterson (1856 - 1922)
English, 19th century
7ins x 9ins.
17.78cm x 22,86cm


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

February Newsletter 2013

With spring just around the corner surely we won't be having too much more of this cold weather and we can soon get out into the lovely British countryside and go antique hunting!

As many of you well know The Edenbridge Galleries is a great place to start. With our quaint little town within easy reach of many attractions a complete day out can be achieved in a small area. Hever and Chiddingstone Castles are within ten minutes of our gallery and Chartwell, the home of Winston Churchill, is also very close by. All offer afternoon teas and wonderful gardens to while away your time. We can also recommend some lovely places to have lunch.

We have had a marvellous response to our nomination for 'Antiques Centre of the Year Award'. It would be a wonderful achievement if we were to win and a large part of the criteria is to gain votes. If you haven't already done so would you be kind enough to take a few minutes to go to the Homes and Antiques website and vote for us? The closing date is 28th February.

Our rug specialist, Arash Karimzadeh, will be presenting a talk on Friday April 19th at the galleries. Arash has an extensive knowledge on his subject and the evening will no doubt be a truly interesting and fascinating one. For our annual Spring Open Weekend this year we have decided upon the theme of 'Birds, Bees and Butterflies'. We will be exhibiting some fine examples of these exquisite little creatures within our own collections. More information on this event and Arash's talk will be explained in the next letter.

Before we close our welcome section may we remind you that several of us will be exhibiting at the BADA Fair in the Duke of Your Square, London and The Chelsea Antiques Fair along the road in Chelsea Town Hall. Both start on Wednesday 13th March and if anyone would like complimentary invitations please do let us know.

We look forward to seeing you soon,

With best wishes,
Lennox, Sue and all at the galleries.

Competition of the Month

Our lucky winner last month was Lesley Wilson from East Grinstead. She correctly answered the question 'Can you tell us what a Loo table is and what its original name was?' The answer as several of you knew was a Lanterloo or sometimes known as a Lanternloo.

The table originated due to the game of the same name dating back to the 17th century played by 3 to 5 people. Congratulations to Lesley who has now received her £100 gift voucher.

This month can you give us the name of the Arts and Crafts designer of this box, and what materials were used? Answers please by 28th February and as always... good luck!

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Tunbridge Ware Object of the Month

A trinket box with a view of a windmill to the lid. The frieze of the box has vertical tongue joints characteristic of the work of Thomas Littleton Green of Rye. The base of the box has an inscription "Bought in the Thames Tunnel".

Please see Dianne's blog at http://www.tunbridgeware.org/p/blog/id/1202 for further information on the 'Thames Tunnel' mystery!

Dates for your diary
Antiques Fairs & Other Events

16th & 17th February 2013
Museum of Royal Worcester Ceramic & Glass Fair
Severn Street, Worcester

1st, 2nd & 3rd March 2013
The 36th Annual Antiques Fair
Wilton House, Wilton
Salisbury SP2 0BJ

13th - 19th March 2013
The British Antique Dealers' Association Fair.
Duke of York Square, off Sloane Square.
London SW3

13th - 17th March 2013
Chelsea Antiques Fair
Chelsea Town Hall
Kings Road, London

19th April 2013
A talk on carpets and rugs presented by Arash Karimzadeh.
7pm - 9pm
Further information to follow.

11th & 12th May 2013
Annual Spring Open Weekend
'Bird, Bees and Butterflies'
Further information to follow.

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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