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Dear reader, The autumn season is well under way within the antiques world with several fairs already under the belts of many of our specialists. Jupiter Antiques also held an extremely successful two day selling exhibition '200 Years of Porcelain', at the galleries which many of you reading this may have attended. The porcelain specialists who took part were so pleased with the event that they have already started planning for another sometime next year.

The Edenbridge Galleries were used as a back drop for a photo shoot a few weeks ago promoting a range of stunning hats by Joy Scott. A Chicago based designer who happens to know a local lady who hires out her wonderful vintage car for weddings and special occasions Elegant Voyager. We felt very honoured to have been asked to take part in this collaboration and even Lennox was enticed to model a very smart trilby! We are looking forward to seeing the professional photos taken by Oxted based photographer Kotchakornstudio, once they are ready, but in the meantime here is a shot taken as an onlooker.

Our next big event at the galleries is our annual Christmas Open Weekend, please note in your diaries Saturday November 30th and Sunday December 1st. Last year proved so popular with Sue Pearson and her collection of Teddies, that when she approached us again with a completely different concept, we jumped at the chance of having another child friendly theme. Her son, Jasper, has just joined forces with illustrator Rachael Saunders and created a new enterprise entitled 'Pegasus of Sussex' providing bespoke nursery furniture and accessories. Rachael hand paints every piece making every item completely unique. They will be showcasing some examples of their work during the weekend and will be happy to discuss any commissions whether they be for children or your favourite pets as her range is extremely versatile.

Rachael has a fine pedigree in fine art and has taken on commissions for 'A' list celebrities as well as royalty. Some of her most popular briefs have been themes on Africa and wild animals and with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge designing Prince George's nursery around just this theme, we know her ideas will be very popular!

Sue Pearson will also be bringing along some wonderful antique toys with a small selection of antique and new teddies.

John Robertson will also be holding a selling exhibition with works form contemporary artist, Jenny Wheatley. We will give more information on this in the next newsletter.

We do receive a lot of complimentary comments on our letters but please do let us know if you would like to suggest any changes. Also please feel free to pass it on to your friends!

That's all for now but please read on to view some superb pieces of stock, all of which are just a click away from our website. We also have our new competition and Dates for your Diary.

With best wishes,
Lennox, Sue and all at the galleries

Signature Pieces

Pars Rug Gallery
An Antique Indian Agra rug with central medallion design and floral motifs.
India circa 1900

S & S Timms Antiques Ltd
A delightful George III period elm breakfronted dresser, having well figured top.

Amherst Antiques
A rare Tunbridge Ware painted cottage spool box with sliding lid.
English, circa 1818 £2,950

John Robertson
Arthur George Ventnor (1866 - 1935) One of a pair of highly unusual and magical related paintings.

Competition of the Month
Last month's competition must have had you all baffled although those who attended Lennox's talk on veneers should have guessed it easily! The question was 'what was the earliest form of veneering known as, and when approximately it started?' This was known as chip-work in which recesses were carved in the solid oak and pieces of another wood inlaid to form a pattern. The earliest known pieces date from around 1660. Unfortunately no one guessed this so perhaps this month's question will produce more answers! The question is, can you name the six different timbers used in the decoration and construction of this card table? Answers please by October 31st via email or phone. Good luck!

Please remember that all our previous newsletters can be found on our website on the News and Events page.

Dates For Your Diary - Fairs & Other Events
31st October - 3rd November 2013
Antiques for Everyone Winter Fair
NEC, Birmingham, B40 1NT

4th - 10th November 2013
The Olympia Winter Fine Art & Antiques Fair
The National Hall, Olympia, London W14 8UX

30th November & 1st December 2013
Wilton Antique & Fine Art Fair
Michael Herbert Hall, South Street
Wilton, Nr. Salisbury, Wiltshire SP2 0JS

30th November & 1st December 2013
Christmas Open Weekend
The Edenbridge Galleries
Saturday 10am - 5pm
Sunday 10am - 5pm
Mulled wine and mince pies

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