May 2012
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Country Life & LAPADA Object of the Year
Competition of the Month
Dates for your Diary
Signature Pieces

Amherst Antiques

A whitewood painted cottage inkwell
Unscrews to reveal a glass inkwell with a paper label
'A trifle from Brighton'
Circa 1820

Ht. 8cm Dia. 4.50cm


John Robertson

The Old West Pier, Brighton, Sussex (signed)
John Yardley (born 1933)

50.80cm X 35.56cm


Lennox Cato

Fine quality Georgian mahogany side cabinet
One cupboard fitted with drawers.
Circa 1800

Ht 91cm Wdth 134cm
D. 44cm


Jupiter Antiques

Fine Worcester coffee pot with cover painted with oriental figures.
Circa 1770

Ht. 18.7cm

Kaye Michie

The Pet Rabbit
Miles Birket Foster (1825 - 1899)

20.32cm X 15.24cm


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

May Newsletter 2012


We are just about recovered from our very successful 'Jubilee Years' Open Weekend and we would like to say a big thank you to everyone who attended. The rolling talks added a new dimension to our spring event with many visitors staying for a whole day and enjoying as many talks as they so wished. Some even came on both days to listen to their favourite subjects. It is clearly evident that our specialists have an enormous amount of knowledge between them as well as unlimited passion in their chosen fields. We are truly fortunate to have these qualities within The Edenbridge Galleries, it undoubtedly adds to the unique experience we offer here.

It is always very rewarding to sell something to a client who has a family connection with the item concerned and this is exactly what happened during our weekend. Kaye Michie, of Kaye Michie Fine Art, was approached by a certain Jenny Taylor a few weeks prior to view a painting by Dame Laura Knight. The painting was called 'Joe Craston at Olympia'. Joe was a very famous Victorian bare back rider and clown and Dame Laura Knight had painted him several times along with other members of the circus. In this picture of chalk, watercolour and oil, he is depicted looking over the balcony at Olympia where the Olympia Circus was regularly held. As the meeting unfolded it transpired that Jenny Taylor was the great grand daughter of Joe Craston and was delighted to find this painting showing him in his traditional clown costume. Jenny decided to purchase the picture as she is trying to collect as many artefacts as possible connected with her famous ancestor.

Kaye Michie's son, George, hands over 'Joe' to Jenny during our Open weekend.


This was a lovely ending to a fascinating story, the interesting thing is that Jenny, and her husband and daughter Hollie, are all involved in acting. Those performing genes seem as strong as ever!

Now that our Spring event is over several of our specialists are preparing for the Olympia International Fine Art & Antiques Fair held between Thursday 7th to 17th June. Those exhibiting include Lennox Cato, John Robertson, Kaye Michie and Robbie Timms of S & S Timms Antiques Ltd. Jupiter Antiques are busy preparing for their Ceramics Mayfair event held at The Four Seasons Hotel 8th – 10th June. Please do contact us for complimentary invitations.

We very much look forward to seeing you soon either in the galleries or at any of the forthcoming fairs.

Best wishes,
Lennox, Sue and all at the galleries.

Country Life & LAPADA Object of the Year

Now in its fourth year we are proud that two of our specialists have entered objects into this competition being judged by a panel of eminent experts chaired by Huon Mallalieu of Country Life.

Michael Baggott Antiques has entered this extremely rare Byzantium gold spoon and Kaye Michie a most charming bronze sculpture entitled 'Piccanniny' by Jacob Epstein.

To vote for your favourite object visit http://www.lapada-object-of-the-year.com/art-and-antiques/

Competition of the Month

This month Michael Baggott has put forward this fascinating object made by John Bell of York in 1851. Is it a spoon or not a spoon? That is the question? The end unscrews to reveal a compartment. What could this possibly hold? If any one can guess what this beautifully made little item was used for they could win a £100 gift voucher to spend within the galleries. You have until May 31st to enter, so get those thinking caps on!

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Dates for your diary
Antiques Fairs & Other Events

7th - 17th June 2012
Olympia International Fine Art & Antiques Fair
Olympia Exhibition Centre, London

8th - 10th June 2012
Ceramics Mayfair – A Summer Selling Exhibition of Fine 18th – 20th century Porcelain.
The Four Seasons Hotel, Hamilton Place
London W1J 7DR

19th - 22nd July 2012
Antiques for Everyone
The NEC Birmingham

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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