March 2013
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Signature Pieces

Lennox Cato

18th century North Country Oak Dresser
Circa 1740
Ht. 197 cm (77.5ins) W. 195cm. (76cm) D. 55cm (22ins)


Jupiter Antiques

Royal Crown Derby vases with lids painted by George Darlington.
Were probably a special commission to have been produced so soon after WWI.
Circa 1918
Ht 24cm (9.5ins)


Shaw Edwards Antiques

English oak carved panel with stylised Parchemin design. Possibly a central panel from a marriage chest.
Ht. 36cm (14.17ins) W. 25cm (9.84ins.)


John Robertson

'Crossing the River Tyne near Ovington'
Miles Birket Foster (1825 - 1899)
Signed with monogram and in artists original frame.
39cm X 22.50cm (15.35ins. X 8.86cm)



A clock housed in a representation of the Eiffel Tower
with bell striking movement. By Japy Freres.
Ht. 68cm (27ins)


S & S Timms Antiques Ltd.

Regency rosewood Canterbury
English, circa 1825
Ht. 48.26cm (19ins) W.46.99cm (18.50ins)


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

March Newsletter 2013

As you read this letter many of our specialists will either be exhibiting at The BADA Antiques & Fine Art Fair held at the Duke of York Square, just off Kings Road or the Chelsea Antiques Fair along the road in the Town Hall. These fairs take much organising and effort and we wish all our fellow colleagues great success. However, even though much of their stock will be at the fairs there is still much to see at the galleries and we will still be firmly open for business.

Now that spring has just about sprung and once we have recovered from our various outings our sights will be set on our annual Open Weekend which will take place on Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th May. This year our theme is entitled 'Birds, Bees and Butterflies'. With such a variety of items from the past decorated with these delightful little creatures there will be much to see and buy from our various specialists. Dianne and Ivor Brick, our Tunbridge Ware specialists, will be showcasing another exhibition with many items once again from the Ken King Collection. Dianne has been able to acquire more from this extensive collection and this time there will be a real focus on items decorated with 'Butterflies'. Just perfect for our weekend!

We are delighted that our rug specialist, Arash Karimzadeh, will be presenting a talk entitled 'The History of Oriental Rugs' on Friday 19th April. Arash has presented talks to the British Museum, the Rug Society, the Third Age Trust and very recently at Brights of Nettlebed. This looks set to be a fascinating talk on such an interesting subject. The evening will commence at 7pm with welcome drinks and Arash will talk for 45 minutes with 15 minutes at the end for questions and answers. Tickets will be on sale at £12 per person from our galleries. Please don't delay in booking your place, these kind of events fill up very quickly!

Before we close we must tell you of a delightful story involving a rare commemorative carriage clock belonging to our clock specialist, Derek Roberts. The clock had been inscribed with a plaque which read:-

Presented to Private W. McKinlay, In recognition of Patriotic Service in the South African Campaign. Helensburgh 1901.

After extensive research Derek found that 22 of these clocks had been commissioned from Elkingtons of Glasgow and hall marked for 1901. They were then presented to 22 soldiers of different rank in recognition of their patriotic bravery in such a cruel war. Derek was able to locate a newspaper cutting dated November 6th 1901 recalling the event. As time went on the Helensburgh Heritage Trust heard about the clock and made contact with Derek to discuss a possible purchase. On Friday 1st March the chairman of the trust, Mr. Stewart Noble, came down from Scotland to meet Derek and view the clock. We are happy to report a deal was done and the clock is now safely ensconced in its rightful home! It is always a very rewarding feeling to know a certain item has been relocated to where its life began.

Please don't forget you can keep up to date by following us on Facebook and Twitter. In the meantime we look forward to seeing you at one of the forthcoming fairs or here in Edenbridge.

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

Tunbridge Ware Object of the Month

A rare octagonal games box painted with a floral spray and shell motifs to the frieze. The interior with partitions for cards and with a label for the well-known London print & publishing firm, S & J Fuller.

For more information on S & J Fuller please see Dianne's blog "Retailer or Maker?"

Competition of the Month

Thank you to everyone who entered last month's competition and congratulations to Charles Gillespie. The correct answer was that the box was made of Shagreen with silver mounts and was designed by John Paul Cooper, circa 1920.

This month, as many of you say our questions are too easy, we have chosen something to really make you think! This drawing illustrates a very unusual chair.

Click image above to view in full-size

We need to know:-
  • The name of this chair
  • What is the period?
  • Its country of origin
Answers please via email by March 31st. Good luck!

Dates for your diary
Antiques Fairs & Other Events

13th March - 19th March 2013
The BADA Antiques & Fine Art Fair
Duke of York Square, off Sloane Square
Kings Road, London SW3

13th - 17th March 2013
Chelsea Antiques fair
Chelsea Town Hall
Kings Road
London SW3 5EE

4th - 7th April 2013
Antiques For Everyone
NEC, Birmingham

19th April 2013
'The History of Oriental Rugs'
Talk hosted by Arash Karimzadeh
At The Edenbridge Galleries 7pm - 9pm
Tickets £12 per person to include wine and refreshments.

11th & 12th May 2013
Spring Open Weekend
'Birds, Bees and Butterflies'
At The Edenbridge Galleries

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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