October 2015
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Since our last letter we have been knuckling down to organising our forthcoming Christmas Open Weekend, please don't forget this takes place on the weekend of 28th and 29th November. We feel extremely fortunate to be able to present two talks during the weekend, one on Henri Jacot and Pierre Dracourt carriage clocks and the other on 18th and 19th century Chinese mother-of-pearl gaming counters and games boxes. Both talks will be extremely enlightening with the latter being presented by our new resident specialist, Bill Neal and the former by Devon based clock specialist, Leigh Extence. Both have written books on their subjects and have presented numerous talks throughout the country for several years.

John Robertson will also host an exhibition of paintings by contemporary artist David Napp.

David has used inspiration from his travels to India and Morocco to put together 'A Festival of Colour' which will brighten the gloomiest of autumn days with a riot of exotic hues!

There will be more information to follow on our Christmas event, but in the meantime all you need to do is......save the date!

As mentioned in our last letter we are delighted to welcome two new specialists to our enterprise. Bill Neal and Mehdi Sharafi both now have pages on our website where we are gradually adding stock for you to view.

We are re-introducing our Featured Specialist section to our monthly letter which will enable you to learn much more about them as well as the other members of this unique collective.

Right at the end of this month on Saturday 31st October, Dianne Brick will be hosting another information day, this time about a Liverpool retailer, F L Hausberg who sold Tunbridge Ware supplied by Henry Hollamby. Hausberg also has a very local connection in that at some point in his life he resided in Penshurst!

Starting at 2pm Dianne will discuss a needlework box by Henry Hollamby with a view of Warwick Castle and with two Hausberg labels on. The box contains much ephemera which will provide an insight into the lifestyle of its northern owners. Although this is a complimentary event, places must be pre booked via the galleries. Visit www.tunbridgeware.org for full information.

You may have already received an email announcing Lennox Cato's 25th anniversary of being a member of The British Antique Dealers' Association, with a celebratory offer of 25% discount on 25 selected pieces of stock. This offer runs for 25 days and closes on Sunday 8th November. Click here for his sale page and make the most of this one off sale!

We are also delighted to add that our website is now 'smartphone' friendly! So making life so much easier for you to view our stock whilst on the move!

To end on a very light hearted note our lovely office dog, Tilly was interviewed recently for a doggy blog all about office dogs. You might like to read it here.....it will definitely bring a smile to your face!!

The galleries are looking particularly lovely at the moment so please do call by and say hello, the kettle is usually on and as most of you are well aware, there is much to see!

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


Featured Dealer's
We are starting this feature with one of our most recent members, Bill Neal of Chezbill, who has taken two cabinets specialising in Oriental porcelain and ceramics. Bill started life in the antiques world 30 years ago as a collector soon turning his passion to dealing. 20 years ago he started dealing in mother-of-pearl gaming counters and has published two reference books on the subject which to this day remain the only reference literature available. His collection of counters is the largest in the country if not the world. His interest also extends to Indian gaming items such as whist markers and lacquer games boxes, as well as Napoleonic prisoner-of-war games boxes.

His clientele is worldwide and includes the Bienecke Archive at Yale University.

Please visit his page for more information and to view his stock.
Signature Pieces

Shaw Edwards
Oak carved centre table.

Circa 1610 - 1620


Chezbill Ltd.
18th century Famille Rose reticulated dish.
Circa 1760 - 1780


Sharafi & Co.
Antique Kazak rug

Circa 1910


John Robertson
'The Pump Room, Bath'
By Bruce Yardley (born 1962)


Dates For Your Diary - Fairs & Other Events
Saturday 31st October 2015
Amherst Antiques present a
Tunbridge Ware information afternoon.
2pm The Edenbridge Galleries

2nd - 8th November 2015
Winter Olympia Art & Antiques Fair
Olympia London, Hammersmith Road, London, W14 8UX

28th & 29th November 2015
The Edenbridge Galleries Christmas Open Weekend

28th & 29th November 2015
Wilton Antiques Fair
Michael Herbert Hall, Wilton.

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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