October Newsletter 2011
How lovely that the first part of October has been so mild therefore giving everyone who visited our galleries the opportunity to visit without the need for umbrellas and raincoats!!
Many of our dealers who exhibited at recent fairs noted that interest was still high on purchasing antique furniture, paintings, silver, porcelain and fine rugs etc. Despite the economic situation it seems that items of quality still prevail. Surely, better to be able to enjoy or indeed be able to use something of beauty, rather than have money sitting in the bank!
So, as the evenings draw in and the leaves fall we start to prepare for autumn. Firstly we are looking forward to celebrating National Antiques Week, John Robertson is beginning to organise a show of works by David Napp and Dianne Brick is preparing for her Master Class afternoon at The Spa Hotel, Tunbridge Wells. Mrs. Monro Ltd. have been busy visiting clients ensuring their homes look beautiful just in time for Christmas and preparation's for the festivities at our Christmas Open Weekend are also in full swing. For further information please see 'Dates for your Diary' at the end of this letter.
In the meantime we hope you enjoy perusing the pieces we have selected for our Signature Pieces section. Don't forget you can click on an image and it will take you through to the item concerned on our website to view the full information.
Our best wishes,
Lennox, Sue and all at the galleries.
National Antiques Week 14th – 21st November 2011
In collaboration with BBC Homes & Antiques magazine and Antiques News & Fairs, antique dealers and enthusiasts all around the country will be celebrating the merits of buying and collecting antiques. We will be singing from the tree tops and spreading the word of how individual and unique an antique piece is. How ecologically friendly it is to our environment, how long lasting they can be and how perfectly appealing they are to have in ones home.
This is the time to go out and support your local antiques shop, become an avid collector or simply look to furnish your own home with beautiful pieces.
On Thursday 17th November, Lennox Cato will be presenting a talk entitled 'Buying for Investment'. Lennox will discuss what to look for when buying antiques and will cover the complexities of valuing antique pieces. The evening will commence at 7pm with a welcome glass of wine and an opportunity to view the galleries before the talk begins at 7.45pm. Tickets are bookable in advance at £15 per person incl. vat. Wine and nibbles will be served and the evening will finish at approximately 9.30pm after a questions and answers session.
Please vote for us!
So many people tell us how much they enjoy visiting the galleries and if you are one of those people could we ask you to spare 5 minutes of your time to cast your vote in the Britain's Best Antiques Shop competition. You will have the opportunity to win one of ten fantastic prizes, each with a value of nearly £200. Please go to the logo opposite and it will take you through to a voting form. GOOD LUCK and thank you!
John Robertson has been buying and selling fine paintings & watercolours for over 40 years. Between 1970 and 2010 over 30,000 pictures passed through his hands during the time he ran the Bourne Gallery in Reigate, Surrey.
Today he displays a wide variety of antique and contemporary works of art and is more than happy to advise on all aspects of picture collecting and conservation.
John holds regular exhibitions at the gallery and also exhibits at many of the prestigious fairs in London including The BADA Antiques & Fine Art Fair, Olympia Fine Art & Antiques Fair, The LAPADA Antiques Fair and The Water Colour & Drawings Fair at The Royal Academy.
John is a founder member of LAPADA & a member of BADA
Dates for your diary
Antiques Fairs & Other Events
27th - 30th October
Antiques for Everyone
NEC, Birmingham, B40 1NT
Amherst Antiques Master Class
The Spa, Tunbridge Wells
14th - 20th November
Winter Fine Art & Antiques Fair, Olympia
Olympia Exhibition Centre, Hammersmith Road, London, W14 8UX
14th - 21st November
National Antiques Week
17th November, 7pm
'Buying for Investment' talk by Lennox Cato
Tickets bookable in advance by contacting the galleries on 01732 864163
3rd & 4th December
Christmas Open Weekend
at The Edenbridge Galleries
Amherst Antiques Christmas Shopping Day
The Spa, Tunbridge Wells