November 2014
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Before we continue with this month's newsletter we would like to thank everyone who attended our '200 Years of British Porcelain' event. Organised by our porcelain specialists, Jupiter Antiques, who, along with Tony Horsley and Mark and Sandra Diamond, welcomed new and regular collectors to the galleries.

This letter will now concentrate on our forthcoming Christmas Weekend where we will be hosting a variety of events to hopefully suit many of your interests.

Firstly, as mentioned in our previous letters, we are delighted to welcome all the way from Norwich, Zelley Jewellers. In the past decade they have become well known for their expertise in the field of amber and will be bringing a selection from their own private collection to display as a mini museum. They will also be offering a selection of contemporary amber jewellery that will be for sale during the weekend, these will no doubt make the most perfect Christmas presents! Howard Zelley will present an informal talk each afternoon at 3pm on the fascinating subject of amber. For more information on Zelley Jewellers please visit their website

For those interested in early oak carvings we are delighted that Shaw Edwards, our resident oak specialist, will be presenting an illustrated talk entitled 'Hark the Herald Angels Sing', a Christmas themed talk in which Shaw will discuss the depiction of Angels in Medieval and early Renaissance Woodwork, comparing it to the representations in wider artistic traditions covering paintings and architecture.

Starting at 11.30am on Saturday 29th November this will be an extremely fascinating half hour talk with questions and answers afterwards.

At 11.30am on Sunday 30th November William Tillman, whose career in the world of fine antique furniture has spanned 7 decades, will present a talk entitled 'My Love for 18th C. English Furniture'. Mr. Tillman will enlighten and educate us on the many merits of this wonderful period in English cabinet making and furniture design. He will no doubt give you a little taster of his varied career and the many 'A' list celebrities and royalty he has sold to over the years! Once again this is a half hour talk followed by questions and answers.

Both talks will take place on our top floor. There will be no charge for either presentations but we urge early arrival as seating is limited. Howard Zelley's talk on amber will be presented on the ground floor in the main showroom.

We hope the aforementioned events will be of interest but don't forget that all our specialists will be showcasing a wonderful array of well selected stock and are always only too happy to offer advice on any antique related queries.

All this accompanied by delicious Christmassy canapés and a Dickensian mulled port will make for a very special Christmas day out. For your complimentary invitation please click here.

Before we close we would like to welcome Michael and Marilyn Tooke of the Horological Workshops, who have now joined our very unique collective. Having been in business since the 1960's and long standing members of the BADA, they will be presenting a wonderful selection of 18th and 19th century clocks. They are very much looking forward to welcoming their own regular clients as well as meeting many new ones during the Christmas event.

We look forward to welcoming you to the galleries either during our open weekend or at any time convenient to you.

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


Object of the Month

Shaw Edwards will be featuring this extremely rare pair of English Oak Rood Screen Angels circa 1450 - 1470. They are depicted as Candle Bearers, representing and symbolising the "Light of God". They would most probably have been located on, or into, the columns supporting the doors leading into the Chancel. Their wings are attached and the figures retain a significant amount of their original Polychrome colouring and are in good original condition. The detailing is excellent even down to the faceting on the candle sticks. They have recently come out of a private collection, and prior to that ownership, are reputed to have been owned by Sam Wolsey, an eminent London Dealer and co-author of "The Age of the Joiner" (Wolsey and Luff).

Signature Pieces

John Robertson
'Old Westminster Pier before the building of the Embankment'
Signed and dated Joseph Arthur Palliser Severn RI 1885

Horological Workshops
An English fuse dial clock by Kleyser & Co. Southwark.

English, circa 1860


Amherst Antiques
Cushion top rosewood Tunbridge Ware box with a view of a half-timbered cottage.
English, 1870


S & S Timms Antiques Ltd.
Early 19th century mahogany Canterbury.

English, circa 1820


Dates For Your Diary - Fairs & Other Events
3rd - 9th November 2014
Winter Olympia Art & Antiques Fair
Hammersmith Road, London, W14 8UX

22nd & 23rd November 2014
Wilton Antique & Fine Art Fair
Michael Herbert Hall, South Street
Wilton Nr., Salisbury SP2 0JS

29th & 30th November 2014
Christmas Open Weekend
The Edenbridge Galleries

4th - 7th December 2014
Antiques for Everyone fair
NEC, Hall 5

Please contact us for complimentary invitations for any of the above fairs.

1 The Square - Church Street - Edenbridge - Kent - TN8 5BD

Gallery +44 (0) 1732 864 163 or +44 (0) 1732 865 988

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