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Dear reader, As we write this letter the season has changed overnight to become winter!! Wasn't autumn supposed to fit in somewhere? However, we must not let the cold and rain get us down as we prepare for our winter events.

We already have one under our belt, Dianne Bricks Tunbridge Ware Day at the Spa Hotel in Tunbridge Wells. Focusing on veneers Lennox Cato presented a talk in the morning on the history of veneering and the many different materials that were used for veneers, from the obvious woods to malachite and Tortoiseshell. After lunch Dianne spoke about veneers used on Tunbridge Ware. The whole day was extremely enlightening and informative and received much enthusiasm from the audience.

Our next event at the galleries will be organised by Jupiter Antiques, our porcelain specialists. Taking place on 27th and 28th September, Brad and Kevin will be hosting a selling exhibition of hundreds of pieces of porcelain and ceramics entitled '200 Years of British Porcelain 1750 - 1950'. Joining them will be Mark and Sandra Diamond and Tony Horsely Antiques. This is open to everyone and starts at 9.30am on Friday and 10am on Saturday.

Almost the whole of the ground floor will be taken over by porcelain so if you are a keen collector this is a must see event for you. Jupiter will be showing this exceptionally fine Spode, circa 1820, ice pail painted with imari pattern 1250. Provenance; Lord Mowbray and Stourton, Angus County, from the country home, Marcus. This piece is to be sold singularly or as part of a large dessert and dinner service.

We are also now preparing for our Christmas event. This takes place on Saturday 30th November and Sunday 1st December. We will be unveiling our special addition to this event in the next letter so please keep these dates free!

Lennox Cato donned his football boots the other Saturday to take part in the Antique Dealers V Auctioneers Charity Football Match. Lennox instigated this charity event eleven years ago and although he and Sue no longer organise the event it has grown and grown. This year over £15,000 was raised for The Haven, a charity specialising in support for Breast Cancer sufferers.

Exeter Cathedral was Lennox Cato's last venue for this year's filming of the Antiques Roadshow. Tilly came along for the first time and as you can see thoroughly enjoyed all the attention! Look out for this episode on your screens as Lennox was lucky enough to do two recordings.

That seems to be all for now but please do remember to keep updated by following us on Twitter and Facebook.

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

Signature Pieces

Kaye Michie
A Pear and Cherry
English, 2008 Mary Feddon RA OBE

Shaw Edwards
English oak carved panel with stylised 'Tree of Life' design. Circa 1660

Lennox Cato
Rosewood Regency period sofa table. English, Circa 1800

Lighthouse clock barometer and thermometers. 1880

Competition of the Month
We had several correct answers to last month's competition but one answer really stood out giving us a complete history on the item. The winner is Colin Sewell-Rutter who correctly answered it as a Norwegian 'mangletre'. A pre runner to the iron and mangle machine the idea was to moisten the sheets, or whatever it was you wanted to flatten, roll it tight around a wooden pole known as a 'kale' and then role the pole back and forth with the magletre to straighten and flatten the items. This would have been used as a dowry with the bride bringing it to the husband's house when they were married. Thank you Colin for giving us such an insight into this unusual item. A £100 gift voucher is on its way to you!

This month, as we have just had a very informative day on the subject of veneers, we thought it would be the ideal topic for our September question! Therefore, can anyone tell us what the earliest form of veneering was called and when approximately it started? The picture will give you some idea.

Answers please by 30th September 2013 and as always... good luck!

Dates For Your Diary - Fairs & Other Events
25th - 29th September 2013
LAPADA Art & Antiques Fair
Berkeley Square
London W1

27th & 28th September 2013
Jupiter Antiques present
'200 Years of Porcelain' (A Selling Exhibition)
Friday 9.30am - 5.30am
Saturday 10am - 3pm
The Edenbridge Galleries

11th - 13th October 2013
Esher Hall Antiques Fair
Sandown Park Racecourse, Esher,
Surrey JT10 9AJ

1st - 6th October 2013
The Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair
Battersea, London

31st October - 3rd November 2013
Antiques for Everyone Fair
NEC, Birmingham

30th November & 1st December 2013
Christmas Open Weekend
The Edenbridge Galleries

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