October Newsletter 2010
However turbulent the economic climate remains, the demand for good quality antiques prevails, and with the recent addition of two new dealers to our showrooms we are able to offer an unparalleled selection of art, antiques and decorative items. We are pleased to announce that two well known and respected dealers Kaye Michie Fine Art and Robbie Timms of S.& S. Timms Antiques Ltd have now joined the collective here at The Edenbridge Galleries.
Kaye has been dealing in watercolours, drawings and illustrations since 1990 and S.& S. Timms, who have been established for over 30 years, are always happy to share their vast wealth of knowledge and experience of antique furniture.
National Antiques Week takes place on 15th - 21st November. The aim being to promote the green credentials of antiques and the excellent value for money they represent when compared to similar or equivalent high street purchases. As most of our dealers will be exhibiting at Olympia during this week we will not be holding any special events in the galleries.
We will soon be getting ready for our Christmas Open Weekend which will be held on 4th & 5th December. Following the success of past Open Weekends, we will once again be able to enjoy the magical atmosphere created by musicians Serendipity, whilst relaxing with complimentary mulled wine and mince pies amongst a wide selection of antiques and interior design inspiration.
Please don't forget our two events being held over the weekend of 6th & 7th November. Dianne Brick will be holding her second Tea & Tunbridge Ware event and John Robertson will be presenting a Mervyn Goode exhibition of contemporary art. All details in Dates for your Diary and our website.
We look forward to seeing you soon.
Lennox, Sue and everyone at the galleries.
Tunbridge Ware Object of the Month October 2010
The Tunbridge Ware Object of the Month for October is an unusual watch holder in the shape of a longcase clock, which was intended as a centrepiece for the mantelshelf. It is likely that this example came from the workshop of Boyce, Brown & Kemp at the end of the nineteenth century, when they were trying to introduce a range of novelty items to enhance their range.
Measuring some 9 inches tall, this watch stand has a panel of perspective cubes to the front and the hood opens to reveal the aperture for the watch. (Please note there is no watch included with this item. The watch face is printed on paper and is intended for display purposes only).
For further information please contact Amherst Antiques on: 01892 725552 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Kaye Michie Fine Art
Kaye Michie has been collecting 19th and 20th Century art for over thirty years and dealing since 1990. She is a member of the British Antique Dealers Association and the London and Provincial Antique Dealers Association. She is on the advisory committee of the Watercolour Fair held annually at The Royal Academy, London.
Kaye almost always has works by artists such as Helen Allingham, Myles Birket Foster and Charles Edward Wilson and she can help customers find works by most artists. Over the last ten years her interests have spread to include Modern British drawings with a particular love for the works of Dame Laura Knight, Augustus John and Mary Fedden. She has developed a love for original children's book illustrations including works by Kate Greenaway, Mabel Lucie Attwell, Donald McGill and Ernest Howard Shepard.
Kaye exhibits at many London Fairs such as the Watercolour Fair, The BADA Fair and the Fine Art and Antiques Fairs at Olympia. She also exhibits at the Harrogate Antiques Fair once a year.
Kaye is delighted to be joining the collective at Edenbridge and will be happy to meet any of her clients there at a mutually convenient time. When she is not exhibiting at a fair she hopes to spend Saturdays in her showroom on the first floor.
Dates for your diary
Events at the Edenbridge Galleries
6th November 2010
Tunbridge Ware Masterclass. 2.00pm. (This is a ticket only event)
6th & 7th November 2010
Mervyn Goode Exhibition. 6th November 10.00am - 5.00pm. & 7th November 11.00am - 5.00pm.
15th - 21st November 2010
National Antiques Week
4th & 5th December 2010
Christmas Open Weekend. 4th December 10.00am - 6.00pm. & 5th December 10.00am - 5.00pm. All welcome.
Some of our dealers will be exhibiting at these forthcoming Fairs:
21st - 24th October 2010
Penman Chester Show at the County Grandstand, Chester Racecourse, Chester CH1 2LY
15th - 21st November 2010
The Winter Fine Art and Antiques Fair, Olympia.