MAY - JULY 2009
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Antiques Roadshow
Dates for your Diary
Object of the Year
Olympia Fair
Signature Pieces

Sanda Lipton

Claret Jug

Victorian novelty silver mounted claret jug in the form of a coot, made for the Coutts banking family, with a capacity exceeding that of a standard bottle so that the wine can breathe.

London 1893 by Edward Hutton of Wm. Hutton and Sons.

The base of the silver neck is engraved ‘R.D.H from H.L.H.P’

Height. 7.2” (18.3cm)
Width. 5.1” (13cm) (at largest point including handle)

Suffolk House Antiques

17th Century Oak Jointed Armchair

A fine mid 17th century oak joined armchair with bold arms, a broad moulded edge seat and a pierced crest rail. The carving is very high quality and the panel in the back appears to depict a "Green Man". It is ex Littlecote Hall, Wiltshire Collection and is illustrated in Victor Chinnery's book "Oak Furniture : The British Tradition" figure 4:124 where he ascribes it to the Leeds Area of Yorkshire.

Bourne Gallery

'Portrait of Nana' signed Albert Belleroche (1864 – 1944) - Lanson Alfred

This enchanting oil on canvas is signed in the upper right hand corner. Inscribed on the reverse of the stretcher is: "a la Contesse Julie de Belleroche" (24 Marine Parade, Brighton, Angleterre)

Although not widely known as a painter in comparison with his more famous contemporaries such as Toulouse-Lautrec, Renoir, Degas and Sargent, Albert de Belleroche knew them all as friends.

De Belleroche came from a wealthy family and painted for the joy of it rather than financial gain, selling only a few works to fellow artists such as Degas. He was also well renowned for his skill as a lithographer.

This picture came from a private collection of a close friend of de Belleroche and his family. It is testament that in this celebrity obsessed age one can still buy truly beautiful, sensitive paintings of masterly quality for comparatively little.

Height: 19"
Width: 27"
SUMMER Newsletter 2009

Dear Reader, welcome to our 2nd E Newsletter. Our first received very positive feedback and we hope this one will also inspire you to either visit us or keep an eye on our website. Our very first catalogue has also gone down a treat, if you have not received a copy and would like one please do contact us and we will dispatch one immediately.

This issue is to update you on our forthcoming 'Spring Open Weekend' (9th & 10th May) which we are currently preparing for. We invite you to come and celebrate with us the opening of further showrooms, as explained in our previous letter, in the adjoining Tudor building Taylour House.

Pimms and summer canapés will be on offer as you peruse around our beautifully displayed showrooms. So whether you are looking for a special piece for your home or a gift or just wanting to browse, The Edenbridge Galleries is the place to be that weekend!

Joining the galleries just in time for the weekend are Brad and Kevin of Jupiter Antiques and Brian Watson Antique Glass. Both well known around the London and provincial antique fair’s, they will be a very welcome addition as they add more interest and diversity to our evolving enterprise.

We look forward to seeing you hopefully at our open weekend or at any time convenient to you. For those of you in foreign parts, please do keep an eye on our website and don’t hesitate to contact us for further information on any items that are of interest.

Our very best wishes,
Lennox & Sue


Tickets are now on sale for our two masterclasses being held during the preceding week.

First of all on Tuesday 12th May Rod Davies from Karel Weijand carpets will be giving a broad introduction into the world of antique rugs and carpets, including how they are woven, distinguishing the various designs and where they come from to how to care for your rugs and so forth. Rod has said if anyone would like to bring along photographs of rugs or carpets they may have and wish to learn more about them, he will be happy to give as much information as possible.

Dianne Brick from Amherst Antiques will be hosting her second lecture in the galleries on Thursday 24th May entitled ‘On the Case’, as she investigates a very rare and beautiful Tunbridge Ware dressing case with Royal connections. This will also be very interesting as this year commemorates the centenary of Tunbridge Wells being granted the‘Royal’ title from Edward VII.

Tickets cost £12 per person and begin at 7pm finishing around 9pm, with questions and answers towards the end. Light refreshments will be served to make the evening go with a zing! All proceeds are to be split between The League of Friends of Edenbridge Hospital and The Edenbridge Museum Trust.

Please contact us to book your tickets as soon as possible.

Featured member's
As mentioned above Jupiter Antiques have now joined us in time for our open weekend. Their speciality is 18th, 19th and 20th century English porcelain from all the major factories. With 25 years of experience Brad and Kevin will be a very welcome addition to the galleries as we are often asked for porcelain and ceramics. Their large and extensive stock will no doubt prove a draw for those of you interested in collecting this discipline, and we wish them much success for their future time with us.
Also joining is Brian Watson Antique Glass. Brian has been established since 1991 and while having a nucleus of English glass of the 18th century and early 19th century, his stock includes many examples of Continental glass. He will be taking over as our glass specialist from Mark West.

Appointments can be made for you to meet either Brad, Kevin or Brian here in the gallery or simply just call in at your convenience, any one of us is always happy to help in what ever way we can. Their website pages will be set up in due course for you to keep updated on their current stock.
BBC Antiques Roadshow
Lennox Cato has already started filming for the new series of The Antiques Roadshow, having recently returned from Lincoln his next venue will be Brooklands Museum in Weybridge, Surrey, on Sunday 31st May.

Further dates include:-
Bletchley Park, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire on Sunday 12th July
Leeds Town Hall on Thursday 3rd September

Dates for your diary
9th & 10th May 2009 'Spring Open Weekend'
Sat. 10am – 7pm
Sun. 10am – 5pm

Tuesday 12th May 2009 'Antique Carpets and Rugs – an introduction'
7pm – 9pm

Thursday 14th May 2009 'On the Case'
7 – 9pm

Saturday September 19th 2009
Book signing and lecture by John Morton Lee for his long awaited book on 'Thomas Bush Hardy'.
www.tbhardy.com & www.thomasbushhardy.com

Details to follow in our next letter.

LAPADA & Country Life Object of the Year Competition

Several of our dealers in the gallery have entered the first ever competition organised by LAPADA in conjunction with Country Life to find The Object of the Year. Our representatives include Lennox Cato who has entered this rare tankard, Amherst Antiques has entered the Royal Tunbridge Ware dressing case pictured above, Bourne Gallery the Portrait of Nana pictured in our Signature section. Garret & Hurst have entered this bronze by Helen Bertaux and Brian Watson this pair of Toasting glasses. All rare pieces with interesting history behind them. Hopefully we might be able to announce one of us as a winner in our next letter! In the meantime you can view all the entries on the websites www.lapada-object-of-the-year.com and www.countrylife.co.uk

Olympia International Art & Antiques Fair

June 4th – 14th 2009
Some of the specialists in the gallery will be exhibiting at the forthcoming Olympia fair including:-

Lennox Cato Antiques D20
Chevertons Ltd. D58
Amherst Antiques 7
Garret & Hurst B87
Bourne Gallery 62
Brian Watson 70

If you would like complimentary invitations please do contact us.
THE EDENBRIDGE GALLERIES - 1 The Square - Church Street - Edenbridge - Kent - TN8 5BD   
Gallery: +44 (0)1732 864163 or +44 (0)1732 865988
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