May 2011
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Tunbridge Ware Object of the Month
Jeremy Barlow Exhibition
Featured Dealers
Seeing Double?
Dates for your Diary
Signature Pieces

Kaye Michie Fine Art

White Cat (1985)
Mary Fedden RA OBE (Born 1915)

Height 22.86 cm, width 19.05 cm

Lennox Cato Antiques

H & R Daniel, Stoke on Trent (1822-1846)
Porcelain dessert plate made for the Earl of Shrewsbury; Crest lion statant, with tail extended, on a cap and beneath an earl's coronet.

Diameter 14.5 cm

S & S Timms Antiques

A delightful early 18th century oak dresser base of wonderful colour having three central drawers flanked by two cupboard doors.

Height 71.12 cm, width 182.88 cm, depth 55.88 cm

Gallery Yacou

Fine Tabriz carpet, Persia, circa 1930.
Signed Narvani

3.80 x 2.86 metres

For further information on any of the above items please either visit our website or contact the gallery.
May Newsletter 2011


A warm and sunny weekend brought approximately 440 visitors to the Galleries Open Weekend on 7th & 8th May to enjoy a glass or two of Pimms, view the Royal Connections Exhibition and the many diverse and beautiful items displayed in our showrooms.

Lennox's newly decorated showroom hosted a collection of carved wooden objects by cabinet maker Tom Samuel, which proved very popular with buyers. Tom is a Brother of the Art Worker's Guild and his mission statement is "to demonstrate that classically trained cabinet making is an art in its own right."

Our Open Weekend also saw an exhibition and book launch by artist Jenny Wheatley RWS. The exhibition of new oils and watercolours, which has been arranged by John Robertson Paintings, includes some of the paintings that appear in her new book 'Adventurous Watercolours.' We do hope you will come and see the exhibition which runs until 4th June.

Best Wishes from Lennox, Sue and everyone at the galleries.

Tunbridge Ware Object of the Month May 2011

A simulated rosewood work basket with a printed view of The Chain Pier & Marine Parade, Brighton to the lid. The interior is lined with original pink paper and has an uncoloured print of The Royal Pavilion to the interior of the lid.

From 1783 the Prince of Wales visited Brighton, converting a farmhouse into what was to become The Royal Pavilion in 1822. The Royal Pavilion became one of the Prince Regent's favoured locations and views appeared on many items of Tunbridge Ware in the 1820's.

This box was probably intended for needlework but is unusual in that it has no interior compartments and has a lock (still with a key). Although of a later date, it may be reminiscent of the type of box in which Jane Austen's character, Harriet Smith, in the novel Emma, stored her cherished possessions.

For more information on Royal Connections with Tunbridge Ware please go to Dianne's Blog - http://www.tunbridgeware.org/p/blog

Jeremy Barlow Exhibition

John Robertson Paintings are pleased to announce an exhibition of over 60 paintings by Jeremy Barlow ROI. Jeremy's unique style of painting is used to brilliant effect in this superb new collection of landscapes and townscapes. An inveterate traveller, especially drawn to the radiant skies and relaxed outdoor life of the Mediterranean, Jeremy spends much of the year painting in France, Spain and Italy. His sensitivity to light and atmosphere emerges fully in his paintings of sun-drenched town squares or shady side streets where his distinctive handling of perspective and dramatic treatment of light and shadow throw the scene into high relief and artfully lead the viewer in to the picture.

A childhood ambition to become an artist led Jeremy to Northampton School of Art where he studied illustration. By the early 1970's he had become a full-time painter working in oils and watercolour. Concentrating on northern European towns, his following rapidly grew, culminating in the publication of a book devoted to the city of Delft, featuring 24 of his paintings. His work features in collections throughout the world, including that of the Dutch Royal Family.

The exhibition runs from 18th June until 16th August, prices range from £850 to £8,500.

Featured Dealers

Amherst Antiques
Dianne Brick has been dealing under the name of Amherst Antiques since 1985, initially from her own shop in Sevenoaks, where she became known for her quality nineteenth century ceramics & Tunbridge Ware.

In 2000 she decided to close the shop and, along with her husband Ivor, concentrate on the major antiques fairs such as Olympia and the NEC. By now she was able to devote her business exclusively to Tunbridge Ware and began organising a programme of events for collectors including Tunbridge Ware Days & Master Classes, held at various locations in Kent or at The Edenbridge Galleries. These include visits to places connected with Tunbridge Ware, lectures, selling exhibitions & lunches.

Dianne is a member of both BADA & LAPADA and in recent years has exhibited at the BADA Antiques & Fine Art Fair in London.

Seeing Double?

Visitors to the exhibition 'Art & Imagination in the Victorian Age', currently on view at the Guildhall Art Gallery in London, may be forgiven for thinking that they have seen one of the paintings before. They have - at The Edenbridge Galleries! John Robertson has lent his painting by Sir John Gilbert, 'Miss Flyte introduces the Wards in Jarndyce to Krook, the Lord Chancellor,' (from Charles Dickens' novel 'Bleak House.') This major exhibition is on at the Guildhall until the end of August and offers a fascinating insight into the art of Victorian Illustration.

Dates for your diary
Events at the Edenbridge Galleries
18th June - 16th August 2011
Jeremy Barlow Exhibition

Antiques Fairs & Other Events
20th - 22nd May 2011
The Second Luxury Antiques & Fine Art Fair
Grand Hall, The Legacy, Botleigh Grange Hotel, Grange Road, Hedge End, Southampton SO30 2GA

2nd June 2011
Lennox Cato filming the BBC Antiques Roadshow at Lulworth Castle
East Lulworth, Dorset. BH20 5QS

9th - 19th June 2011
Olympia Fine Art & Antiques Fair
Olympia Exhibition Centre, Olympia Way, London W14 8UX

21st - 24th July 2011
Antiques for Everyone
The NEC, Birmingham, B40 1NT
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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