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MARCH - APRIL 2009
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IN THIS ISSUE
Welcome Message
Featured Member
First Catalogue
BADA Fair
Book Launch
Is this your house?
Signature Pieces

Lennox Cato Antiques

Pembroke table

An outstanding Hepplewhite period oval marquetry Pembroke table veneered in harewood (sycamore) with a broadband of satinwood and kingwood. A central patera has a burr yew-wood centre. This larger than usual table is a very rare and fine example. Designs such as this were published in Hepplewhites Cabinet maker and Upholsterers Guide (1788 - 94)

Height. 77cm (30 1/2 ins)
Width. 96.5cm (38ins)
Depth. 89.5cm (35 1/4 ins)


Derval

Wall regulator of small size by Charles Frodsham

This delightful and rare little clock was one of a small batch of spring driven wall regulators made by Frodsham in the mid 19th century.
Provenance: In 1939 when the last owner, J.S Andrews, at the age of five, first saw this regulator it was in the house of his Great Aunt, Madam Edith Jensen of Belfast. Both her and her husband had a serious interest in good furniture and furnishings. When she died, the Frodsham passed on to her brother Sydney Andrews and then to the last owners father. In 1984 J.S Andrews finally inherited his favourite clock and on his retirement in 1987 he brought it back to England finally disposing of it in 2008.

Height: 41 1/2 ins
Width: 8 ins


Garret & Hurst

Jason and Golden Fleece

Lanson Alfred
Prize-winning bronze sculpture of Jason, sword in hand, bearing aloft the Golden Fleece, Lanson was awarded the first grand prize of Rome in 1876 for this work. An exceptionally fine cast, this piece received huge critical acclaim when it was exhibited at the Exposition Universelle and was also later shown at the Salon National in 1898. The Susse foundry cast the piece in 50, 75 and 100 cm sizes.

Height: 50 cm
Spring Newsletter 2009

Dear Reader, we offer you a very warm welcome to our first E Newsletter. We intend sending you an insight into the world of The Edenbridge Galleries and keeping you up to date with fresh stock, special events and promotions.

Firstly we are delighted that this spring we are expanding our showrooms into the historic Tudor building situated directly next door. Known as Taylour House and built during the reign of Henry 6th, it was commissioned by Sir Wyllyam Taylour who became firstly, Sheriff of London in 1455 and appointed Lord Mayor of the city in 1468. Upstairs are remnants of three Jacobean wall paintings depicting the Old Testament story of Judith and Holophernes. They have been dated to 1610 but were only discovered in 1960 hidden behind layers of wall paper.

With this wonderful back drop we will be able to showcase more specialists which will give you even more variety of fine art and antiques to view. We will keep you posted as to which dealers will be moving in as time goes on.

We hope to have this new addition to the gallery up and running in time for our May open weekend. This will be our second anniversary and we have set aside the weekend of 9th and 10th May for this event. We will also be hosting two lectures the following week. One from the Karel Weijand gallery on rugs the other from Dianne Brick of Amherst Antiques talking about a very 'royal' piece of Tunbridge Ware which she will be displaying at her next Tunbridge Ware Day on Sunday 26th April at Hotel Du Vin in Tunbridge Wells to celebrate 100 years of 'Royal Tunbridge Wells'. Her lecture at the gallery will coincide with this topic. Dates for these lectures are yet to be confirmed but if you would like to be placed on a waiting list for tickets please do contact us.


Please book in advance for these lectures as previous experience has taught us they sell out quickly.
Tickets cost £12.50 each and include a glass of wine. All proceeds go to a local charity.
Please email or phone us to place your booking.

In preparation for our extra gallery space we have now also become associated with LAPADA. Already we have been able to welcome Garret & Hurst who deal in 19th century bronze sculpture. Regular fair visitors may already know Margaret, Wendy, Peter and Keiko as they are exhibitors at the Olympia Fairs, the NEC and many other fairs around the country.

We hope you enjoy reading our news and look forward to either hearing from you or seeing you in the gallery in the not too distant future.

Our best wishes,
Lennox & Sue


Featured Member:

John Lusk and Geraldine l'Anson, have been busy at the beautiful country house, Squerreys Court in Westerham, where filming has been taking place for Richard Curtis's soon to be released new film 'The Boat that Rocked'. John and Geraldine have had the job of reinstating the Monro look back into the house. Something they
frequently have to attend to as many of their interior design and restoration projects have included a number of historic houses on the local Brown Sign trail, many of which offer wonderful back drops for the filming industry.
First Catalogue
Just this week the galleries very first catalogue has arrived looking very smart and impressive indeed. With a couple of pages dedicated to each dealer it gives a good selection of stock and information. This is something we intend to do on a regular basis.

BADA Fair 25th - 31st March
Many of the galleries specialists will be exhibiting at the forthcoming British Antique Dealers' Association Fair, held in a large marquee at the wonderful Duke of York Square alongside the Kings Road.

These dealers include:-
Lennox Cato Antiques
Sanda Lipton
Suffolk House Antiques
Mark J. West
Amherst Antiques
Bourne Gallery
Karel Weijand
Chevertons Ltd

If you would like complimentary invitations to this event or you would like a copy of our first catalogue please contact us on 01732 864163 or click here to email us.


Book Launch
John Morton Lee has been working for the last few years on a much awaited for book on the famous watercolourist Thomas Bush Hardy. This is now in the hands of the publishers and we expect to be able to launch this at the galleries sometime in July. John has agreed to do a book signing and lecture to mark this momentous occasion. Dates for this will be announced in the next news letter. In the meantime two website's are about to be launched to coincide with the book. These are as follows:-

www.tbhardy.com    &    www.thomasbushhardy.com


IS THIS YOUR HOUSE?





'Clover Time, Dencross Farm, Edenbridge, Kent'

John Robertson of the Bourne Gallery recently acquired this charming oil on canvas. We believe the scene over looks Edenbridge from the Roman Road over to St. Peter & St. Paul's church, however, artistic license has been used as the River Eden appears to be in the wrong place! The artist is William S. Rose and lived at Foot's Cray, he later moved to Eden Banks in Edenbridge in 1866. The painting is signed and dated 1858 and was exhibited at The Royal Academy in the same year. Perhaps one of our readers lives at Dencross Farm or knows of someone who does, or may be it is called another name now. We would love to know where this farm is or was and indeed any of the houses the artist lived in.

Height: 22 1/2 ins, Width: 37ins
THE EDENBRIDGE GALLERIES - 1 The Square - Church Street - Edenbridge - Kent - TN8 5BD   
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