November 2015
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Our Christmas Open Weekend is looming up pretty quickly and there is much hustle and bustle here as we prepare our festive window displays, organise catering and display our showrooms. This time of year is generally a gloomy one weather wise; however, once you are immersed inside our wonderful galleries you will be transported to a land of colour, vibrancy and seasonal good cheer! Please read on to find out just what we have in store for you, and please feel free to join us on both days if both talks are of interest to you, you would be most welcome.

Saturday 28th November 2.30pm
'Parisian Carriage clock makers of the mid to late 19th century'
We are delighted to welcome Leigh Extence, who will be travelling all the way from Devon to enlighten us on the subject of two eminent carriage clock makers, Henri Jacot and Pierre Drocourt. Leigh has researched extensively on these Parisian Horologers and their successors, Henri's nephew Albert and Pierre's son Alfred. The talk will encompass a discussion on their clocks, along with a short summary of the research he has undertaken on their private and working lives; with some fascinating and light-hearted facts and anecdotes that have come to light in this area. Much of this has not seen the light of day as remarkably for such famous horologists, no one has previously taken the time to unearth their story.

This illustrated talk will last around 40 minutes and Leigh will also bring along a selection of some twenty-plus carriage clocks by both makers. He will also be happy to take questions.

Sunday 29th November 2.30pm
'18th & 19th century Chinese Gaming Counters'
The fascinating world of Chinese gaming counters will be the subject of Bill Neal's talk. Bill has been an avid collector of these beautiful artefacts for over 20 years and has put together the largest collection of armorial counters in the world and has published two reference booklets on the subject. His talk will discuss the history of these counters, including the role of the East India Company captains and the families who commissioned them. Chinese gaming counters were the essential recreational accessory for the rich and famous - including Queen Charlotte, wife of King George III.

This talk will last for 40 minutes with questions afterwards and a selection of counters and games boxes will be used in the presentation.

Both talks are complimentary and will take place on our top floor. Seating is limited so please ensure you arrive in good time to take your place.

'A Festival of Colour'
During the weekend we are also pleased to welcome back contemporary artist David Napp with another vibrant display of his work. John Robertson will host this exhibition of paintings in which David has used inspiration from his travels to India and Morocco. This stunning collection will brighten the gloomiest of winter days with a riot of exotic colour! The exhibition will stay in situ until Christmas.

Our Tunbridge Ware specialist, Dianne Brick has put together a Little Box Collection, comprising approximately forty small boxes, ideally suited as seasonal gifts.

To add to the mix of activities you might like to know that a French Christmas market will be held on Sunday 29th in our high street so please note that the road will be closed between the galleries and the top end of the high street by Boots. Free parking is still available in the car parks and by the church so this shouldn't interfere with the logistics of travelling here, we hope it may add a little extra to your visit!

As well as the above all our specialists will be on hand to offer advice and help you choose those special Christmas gifts. With prices starting from as little as £30 we hope we can provide something for everyone! To download your complimentary invitation with all the information please click here.

To view our accompanying brochure please click here.

We look forward to welcoming you to our special weekend,

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


Signature Pieces

Horological Workshops
8 day Beidermeier Timepiece.
The white enamel dial signed C. Suchy in Wein.
Austrian, circa 1850

Lennox Cato
Brass bound Kingwood writing slope of exceptional quality

English, circa 1810

S&S Timms Antiques
Oriental hardwood opium table. Now used as a coffee table.

Chinese, circa 1870

Amherst Antiques
Whitewood Tunbridge Ware travelling inkwell with applied paper label 'A Brighton Gift'.
English, circa 1820

Dates For Your Diary - Fairs & Other Events
28th & 29th November 2015
Christmas Open Weekend
The Edenbridge Galleries
Saturday 10am - 6pm
Sunday 10am - 5pm
All welcome.

28th & 29th November 2015
Wilton Antiques, Art & Design Fair
Michael Herbert Hall, South Street
Wilton, Nr. Salisbury, Wiltshire SP2 0JS

19th - 22nd November 2015
Antiques For Everyone Fair
NEC, Birmingham

Please do ask us for any complimentary invitations to the fairs you see listed.

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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