Art Deco Selling Exhibition 6-8th December 2019

We are delighted to announce our Winter Art Deco Selling Exhibition at the Edenbridge Showroom and Warehouse, which takes place on Friday 6th and Saturday 7th December from 10am-5pm and on Sunday 9th Decdember from 12 noon -4pm. We will be showing new stock of original 1920s and 1930s furniture, lighting, bronze sculpture, glass, ceramics and jewellery. The address is: Units 1a and 1b Starborough Farm, Starborough Road, Marsh Green, Edenbridge, Kent TN8 5RB. Telephone: 01959 561234. Email: sales@designgallery.co.uk

The new gallery in Tunbridge Wells will also be open these days and at the same times at: Desirable Designs, 29 Lower Walk, The Pantiles, TN2 5TD. Telephone: 07974322858.

Desirable Designs – new Art Deco gallery in Tunbridge Wells

We are delighted to announce our association with the new Art Deco gallery in Tunbridge Wells. Desirable Designs opens tomorrow Saturday 9th November and will focus on original Art Deco gifts, jewellery, objets and lighting with some furniture. Initial opening hours are Fridays and Saturdays 10am-5pm and Sundays 12 noon-4pm, with additional Pop Up days.

Please call or email The Design Gallery for further details 01959 561234 or 07974322858. E: sales@designgallery.co.uk.

The Design Gallery at Starborough Farm is open Tuesday to Saturdays, no appointment needed

VISIT OUR NEW SHOWROOM AND WAREHOUSE

VISIT OUR NEW SHOWROOM AND WAREHOUSE – Now Open, Tuesday to Saturday 10am to 5pm – you can view all our stock in one location.

Also on view are our modern made pieces available in veneers and sizes of your choice. You can also propose your own designs that you may like to have made for you.

Art Deco and Arts and Crafts original pieces of furniture, lighting, glass, sculpture and all kinds of pieces for the home are on show.

The Design Gallery, Unit 1a Starborough Farm, Starborough Road, Marsh Green, Edenbridge, Kent TN8 5RB 01342 833366 sales@designgallery.co.uk

Sat Nav: Put in full address and take the route to south of Edenbridge via Marsh Green is advised.

See you there!

 

 

RELOCATION SALE starts this WEEKEND 27 July!

Yes we are moving! After 17 years in wonderful Westerham we have decided to consolidate all our stock at our large 3000 sqft SHOWROOM and WAREHOUSE in Edenbridge, Kent.

All in one place; our restored and recently acquired stock. Our usual selection of Furniture, Lighting, Jewellery, Glass, Metalware, Art and many other items, plus the substantial stock of unrestored and warehouse items we hold.

A 2000 sqft airconditioned showroom and 1000 sqft warehouse will provide you with a wealth of choice of items for your home.

Also included is the range of bespoke furniture we have been making for many of our clients. Here you can choose all kinds of variations of an ART DECO style range of contemporary furniture, hand made in the UK. We can also make to your own chosen design, all kinds of pieces for your home, of any style – just come along with your ideas which we can develop and make for you – to your preferred specifications.

We will be open 10 – 5pm Tuesday to Saturday from 17th August. See you there!

The Design Gallery, Unit 1a Starborough Farm, Starborough Road, Marsh Green, Edenbridge Kent TN8 5RB Telephone 01342 833366 Mobile 07785 503044

NEW Showroom/Warehouse – View our stock!

Visit our expanded premises near Edenbridge, many of you will now know where we are – we have moved from our previous location at Easistore and now have a 2700 sq ft airconditioned showroom and warehouse at Unit 1 Starborough Farm, Starborough Road, Marsh Green, Edenbridge, Kent TN8 5RB. We are currently taking times to visit at your convenience most days except Sundays, we anticipate having regular opening days in the next few months and will keep you advised.

We will also be having special Sale days which we will publish on the website and let our subscribers know. Let us know if you would like to be kept in touch with our sale dates and newsletters here 

Meantime  – no obligation – we are taking clients there regularly just to look around. Mostly recently acquired stock pre- restoration arrives there before coming to the gallery so you can see the stock first!

At the moment stock is mainly furniture but other interesting items are on show – for example: lighting, stained glass, sculptures, carpets etc.

Call us now on 01959 561234 speak with John directly 07785 503044

or send an email to: sales@designgallery.co.uk

 

May Bank Holiday opening hours

The Design Gallery is open on Saturday 25th May 10am-5.30pm, Sunday 26th May 1pm-5pm and Monday 27th May 1pm-5pm. Exciting new furniture stock has just arrived including a Hille extending Dining Table to seat 8 to 10 people with Epstein cloud tub Chairs; four spectacular Art Deco Cocktail Cabinets and Cocktail Sideboards; and a selection of occasional tables. Call us on 01959 561234 or email: sales@designgallery.co.uk if you would like tor receive our regular newsletter.

This weekend 11th and 12th May: Eltham Palace Art Deco Fair 10am – 6pm

This weekend 11th and 12th May: the exciting Eltham Palace Art Deco Fair takes place from 10am-6pm at Court Yard, Eltham SE9 5QE. We will be taking new stock including three cocktail cabinets, an Epstein u-base cocktail sideboard, a wrap-around maple veneered three-piece suite, Art Deco glass, pewter by Archibald Knox for Liberty, and rare, 1930s modernist jewellery by Jakob Bengel. Photographs will be on the website early next week or please contact us if you like photographs to be emailed to you: sales@designgallery.co.uk  01959 561234 / John: 07785 503044

Spring Warehouse Sale this Friday 26th and Saturday 27th April and Eric Knowles in the gallery Saturday afternoon

SPRING WAREHOUSE SALE this Friday 26th and Saturday 27th April10am until 5pm both days. New stock of both Arts and Crafts and Art Deco pieces to see as well as 10 large cabinets of 20th century glass also featuring beautiful Georgian and Victorian glass.

We are offering generous discounts on all furniture or make us an offer. We can arrange for polishing and upholstery to your own requirements. The 2800sqft Second Showroom and Warehouse is at Unit 1a, Starborough Farm, Starborough Road, Marsh Green, Edenbridge Kent TN8 5RB. It is situated about 15 minutes south of Westerham. You are advised to take the Edenbridge by-pass route to the Marsh Green Road (sign posted to Lingfield) which is more direct than the usual sat nav route if you are travelling from that direction.

Eric Knowles, the country’s highest profile expert on Art Deco and Art Nouveau, will be at the Gallery to greet you from 2.30pm until 5pm. We are not offering valuations due to the period of time available but Eric will be delighted to discuss Lalique, Tiffany, Galle, Daum and the many other designers that we stock. Our specialist stock now includes one of the best collections of fine and art glass available.

01342 833366 (Farm) or 01959 561234 (Gallery). John Masters mobile: 07785 503044. You can also visit the new showroom and warehouse in Edenbridge by prior appointment 6 days a week (it is closed on Sundays and Bank Holidays). The Gallery is open 7 days a week 10am-5pm on weekdays and until 5.30pm on Saturdays, and on Sunday and Bank Holiday afternoons 1pm-5pm. Email: sales@designgallery.co.uk

PLACES TO VISIT OF LOCAL HISTORIC INTEREST 

Quebec House, Westerham  Childhood home of General James Wolfe, a noted military leader most famous for winning the Battle of the Fields of Abraham against the French in Quebec. A mere five-minute walk from the shop Quebec house offers visitors the opportunity to step back in time to the Georgian period and learn about the life of one of Britain’s great military leaders. Arguably the most notable son of Westerham, General Wolfe’s statue can be seen from the shop.

Westerham Parish Church, Westerham  An 800 year-old church located a 30 second walk away from The Design Gallery, Westerham Parish Church is a beautiful medieval building with Arts and Crafts significance. A Morris and Co. stained glass window is located at the back of the church. This combined with a range of earlier features, including a interesting wooden spiralled staircase, creates an awe inspiring atmosphere which visitors to Westerham would be remiss to miss out on.

Chartwell, Westerham  The home of the man selected as the greatest Briton of all time in a BBC poll in 2002. Winston Churchill “bought Chartwell for that view” which is an unparalleled view of the Kent Weald. Visitors can explore the house, which is decorated as it was in the 1930s when Churchill was raising his family and see Churchill’s studio in which he painted over 500 canvasses many of which are still at Chartwell. Additionally, there are fantastic walks through “that view” and a café which serves hot food throughout the day.

Emmetts Garden, Ide Hill, Kent  Located in Ide Hill, a ten-minute drive from Westerham, Emmetts Garden has an astonishingly varied and beautiful garden. From the rock garden to the rose garden visitors are delighted by the charming seasonal floral arrangements and landscaping. Many walks can be had through the Kent Weald including a popular circular walk that takes you through the Weald to Chartwell.

Down House, Kent  Visit Down House, the home of Charles Darwin and the place where he wrote his seminal work On the Origin of Species. Visitors can enjoy a tour with an audio guide from Sir David Attenborough as they look around the gardens that inspired the most important biologist in history. The study is a room of particular note as one can see the place in which the book that created the biggest paradigm shift in scientific history was written.

Chiddingstone, Kent  An historic village that the National Trust owns large portions of and has carried out extensive conservation work in. Chiddingstone is one of the oldest villages in Kent and visitors can see an extraordinary range of Tudor and medieval buildings. Highlights include Chiddingstone Castle, a 400 year-old manor house, and The Castle Inn, a medieval pub first mentioned in 1420 which serves local ales and hot food.

Eltham Palace, Mottingham, near Eltham and Greenwich  Eltham Palace is a must see for anyone interested in Art Deco. Originally a Tudor Palace in which Henry VIII grew up, the Palace was purchased by eccentric millionaires Stephen and Virginia Courtauld in 1933. The Courtaulds transformed the palace into an Art Deco masterpiece. A unique building, Eltham Palace provides visitors with an unrivalled journey through history via architecture and design.  We exhibit at the popular Art Deco Fair twice a year in the Great Hall, usually held every May and September. Check the gallery and the English Heritage websites for details.

Red House, Bexleyheath Just up the M25 and the A2 towards London and about 20 minutes’ drive from Eltham Palace, Red House should be a site of pilgrimage for any Arts and Crafts enthusiast. Designed by Philip Webb for William and Janey Morris, Red House is often considered to be the pinnacle of Arts and Crafts design. Those who visit Red House will not be disappointed at the wide array of Morris designed interiors on show as well as Pre-Raphaelite paintings from artists that Morris had a relationship with.

Ightham Mote, Ivy Hatch, near Sevenoaks  Ightham Mote is truly one of this country’s greatest architectural achievements. A moated medieval manor house with a staggering range of design styles reflecting the changing needs of the owners. Acquired by the National Trust in 1985, it has become one of their flagship properties and underwent a 15-year, £10,000,000 restoration project.

Hever Castle, Hever, Kent  Hever Castle is a medieval castle of great historical significance. The oldest parts of the castle were built in 1270 but much of what we see today was built by Geoffrey Boleyn, great-grandfather of Anne Boleyn, in 1462. It is possible that Anne Boleyn was born at the house although this is a matter of some contention. What is certain is that Henry VIII stayed at the house while courting Anne and the house still contains one of his private locks which he took to every house he visited in order to ensure his security.  Around 15 minutes’ drive from both the gallery and the Starborough Farm showroom and warehouse.

Standen, East Grinstead , West Sussex  Standen is a Philip Webb designed Arts and Crafts house located a short drive away in East Grinstead. Considered to be one of the most important and beautiful Arts and Crafts houses in the country, Standen was built in 1894 and decorated by Morris & Co, arguably the greatest design company of the Arts and Crafts movement. There are also glorious gardens designed at the same time as the house and visitors can purchase fresh seasonal produce from the kitchen garden.

 

HAPPY EASTER – Opening Times

EASTER 2019: We are open in The Design Gallery, Westerham, Kent this Easter 2019 weekend: Good Friday 12 noon-5pm; Saturday 20th April 10am-5.30pm; Easter Sunday 12 noon-5pm; Easter Monday 12 noon-5pm. The 3000 sq.ft. Warehouse and Second Showroom at Starborough Farm, Edenbridge (15 minutes’ south of the gallery) can be visited by prior appointment on Saturday 20th April. The WAREHOUSE SALE takes place on Friday 26th and Saturday 27th April 2019, from 10am-5pm. No appointment necessary. Wishing all of our clients a very Happy Easter weekend.

Warehouse Showroom Sales 26th and 27th April 2019

The popular Spring Sales at the new Starborough Farm, Edenbridge warehouse/showroom will be held on Friday 26th and Saturday 27th April 9am until 5pm both days. No appointment necessary.

2800sqft at Unit 1 Starborough farm, Starborough Road, Marsh Green, Edenbridge Kent TN8 5RB. You are advised to take the Edenbridge by-pass route to the Marsh Green Road (sign posted to Lingfield) which is more direct than the usual sat nav route.

This venue will be changing over coming months while we add more and more stock including porcelain, ceramics, metalware as well as many other items of interest.

01342 833366 (Farm) or 01959 561234 (Gallery). You can also visit the new showroom and warehouse in Edenbridge by prior appointment 6 days a week (it is closed on Sundays and Bank Holidays). The Gallery is open 7 days a week 10am-5pm on weekdays and until 5.30pm on Saturdays, and on Sunday and Bank Holiday afternoons 1pm-5pm. Email: sales@designgallery.co.uk

PLACES TO VISIT OF LOCAL HISTORIC INTEREST 

Quebec House, Westerham  Childhood home of General James Wolfe, a noted military leader most famous for winning the Battle of the Fields of Abraham against the French in Quebec. A mere five-minute walk from the shop Quebec house offers visitors the opportunity to step back in time to the Georgian period and learn about the life of one of Britain’s great military leaders. Arguably the most notable son of Westerham, General Wolfe’s statue can be seen from the shop.

Westerham Parish Church, Westerham  An 800 year-old church located a 30 second walk away from The Design Gallery, Westerham Parish Church is a beautiful medieval building with Arts and Crafts significance. A Morris and Co. stained glass window is located at the back of the church. This combined with a range of earlier features, including a interesting wooden spiralled staircase, creates an awe inspiring atmosphere which visitors to Westerham would be remiss to miss out on.

Chartwell, Westerham  The home of the man selected as the greatest Briton of all time in a BBC poll in 2002. Winston Churchill “bought Chartwell for that view” which is an unparalleled view of the Kent Weald. Visitors can explore the house, which is decorated as it was in the 1930s when Churchill was raising his family and see Churchill’s studio in which he painted over 500 canvasses many of which are still at Chartwell. Additionally, there are fantastic walks through “that view” and a café which serves hot food throughout the day.

Emmetts Garden, Ide Hill, Kent  Located in Ide Hill, a ten-minute drive from Westerham, Emmetts Garden has an astonishingly varied and beautiful garden. From the rock garden to the rose garden visitors are delighted by the charming seasonal floral arrangements and landscaping. Many walks can be had through the Kent Weald including a popular circular walk that takes you through the Weald to Chartwell.

Down House, Kent  Visit Down House, the home of Charles Darwin and the place where he wrote his seminal work On the Origin of Species. Visitors can enjoy a tour with an audio guide from Sir David Attenborough as they look around the gardens that inspired the most important biologist in history. The study is a room of particular note as one can see the place in which the book that created the biggest paradigm shift in scientific history was written.

Chiddingstone, Kent  An historic village that the National Trust owns large portions of and has carried out extensive conservation work in. Chiddingstone is one of the oldest villages in Kent and visitors can see an extraordinary range of Tudor and medieval buildings. Highlights include Chiddingstone Castle, a 400 year-old manor house, and The Castle Inn, a medieval pub first mentioned in 1420 which serves local ales and hot food.

Eltham Palace, Mottingham, near Eltham and Greenwich  Eltham Palace is a must see for anyone interested in Art Deco. Originally a Tudor Palace in which Henry VIII grew up, the Palace was purchased by eccentric millionaires Stephen and Virginia Courtauld in 1933. The Courtaulds transformed the palace into an Art Deco masterpiece. A unique building, Eltham Palace provides visitors with an unrivalled journey through history via architecture and design.  We exhibit at the popular Art Deco Fair twice a year in the Great Hall, usually held every May and September. Check the gallery and the English Heritage websites for details.

Red House, Bexleyheath Just up the M25 and the A2 towards London and about 20 minutes’ drive from Eltham Palace, Red House should be a site of pilgrimage for any Arts and Crafts enthusiast. Designed by Philip Webb for William and Janey Morris, Red House is often considered to be the pinnacle of Arts and Crafts design. Those who visit Red House will not be disappointed at the wide array of Morris designed interiors on show as well as Pre-Raphaelite paintings from artists that Morris had a relationship with.

Ightham Mote, Ivy Hatch, near Sevenoaks  Ightham Mote is truly one of this country’s greatest architectural achievements. A moated medieval manor house with a staggering range of design styles reflecting the changing needs of the owners. Acquired by the National Trust in 1985, it has become one of their flagship properties and underwent a 15-year, £10,000,000 restoration project.

Hever Castle, Hever, Kent  Hever Castle is a medieval castle of great historical significance. The oldest parts of the castle were built in 1270 but much of what we see today was built by Geoffrey Boleyn, great-grandfather of Anne Boleyn, in 1462. It is possible that Anne Boleyn was born at the house although this is a matter of some contention. What is certain is that Henry VIII stayed at the house while courting Anne and the house still contains one of his private locks which he took to every house he visited in order to ensure his security.  Around 15 minutes’ drive from both the gallery and the Starborough Farm showroom and warehouse.

Standen, East Grinstead , West Sussex  Standen is a Philip Webb designed Arts and Crafts house located a short drive away in East Grinstead. Considered to be one of the most important and beautiful Arts and Crafts houses in the country, Standen was built in 1894 and decorated by Morris & Co, arguably the greatest design company of the Arts and Crafts movement. There are also glorious gardens designed at the same time as the house and visitors can purchase fresh seasonal produce from the kitchen garden.

MOTHER’S DAY CHAMPAGNE WEEKEND

THE DESIGN GALLERY

MOTHER’S DAY CHAMPAGNE WEEKEND

Saturday 30th March 10am – 5.30pm and

Sunday 31st March 12 noon – 5pm

 

Join us for a glass or two of Squerryes’ award-winning British champagne in The Design Gallery Westerham to celebrate Mother’s Day. We will be showing exciting new Spring stock including two Arts & Crafts bureaux, Art Deco and Art Nouveau glass, silver hearts love tokens from Malcolm Appleby MBE and specially commissioned, gemstone ‘Suffragette’ jewellery.

WAREHOUSE SALE EVENTS

THE DESIGN GALLERY

WAREHOUSE SALE EVENTS

Friday 5th and Saturday 6th April      10am – 5pm

Friday 26th and Saturday 27th April  10am – 5pm

 

The ever-popular Warehouse Sales will be taking place over four days at the new Second Showroom and Warehouse at Starborough Farm, Edenbridge. Browse over 3000 sq.ft. of original Art Deco, Arts and Crafts Movement and Gothic Revival furniture including dining suites, lounge suites, armchairs, occasional tables, desks, bookcases, wardrobes, bureaux and much more.

 

A wide selection of glass and ceramics are also now available to view at the new premises.