Successful Warehouse weekend sale

A successful Warehouse Sale last weekend with sales across the board. New in the gallery: Art Deco Display Cabinet, Art Deco Hille Coffee Table, Art Deco Cocktail Sideboard, Arts and Crafts Tiled Side Table in oak. We will be getting a wonderful oak Arts and Crafts Sideboard attributed to Goodyers with many Arts and Crafts feature in next week.

Christmas buying season already underway. New selection of Costume Jewellery and decorative items coming in all the time now.

TV Filming – Put your money where your mouth is – Mark Stacey – Sept 2013

John and Chrissie completed more filming with the Reef TV crew and Mark Stacey for a programme due out in March on BBC1. Chrissie and John negotiated a couple of pieces (we are not allowed to disclose what they are ahead of airing the programme!). Mark was very charming and  interested in the gallery and its stock. Mark has a shop himself in Brighton called Vintiques.

The Design Gallery have recorded a number of times with Eric Knowles as well as with Karen Southern and Jonty Hearnden.

Art Deco Exhibition

Saturday 18 May – Sunday 2 June 2013

An exhibition to coincide with the release of The Great Gatsby opens in The Design Gallery on Saturday 18 May and runs until Sunday 2 June. We will be showing new stock of original Art Deco furniture, glass, ceramics and jewellery. A selection of fine quality Art Deco wallpapers will also be available for sale. Call 01959 561234 or email for further details:

The Design Gallery, 5 The Green, Westerham, Kent TN16 1AS

Eltham Palace Art Deco Fair

Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 May 2013

The fabulous Eltham Palace Art Deco Fair takes place on Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 May 2013, from 10am – 5pm on both days. The address is: ELTHAM PALACE, COURT YARD, ELTHAM, LONDON SE9 5QE. The gardens always look wonderful in Spring – if only the Courtaulds were still walking their pet puma in the grounds! We will be taking incredible, original Art Deco furniture and jewellery to our usual stand in the Great Hall, to celebrate the release of The Great Gatsby film on 17 May. See you there! The Design Gallery is open as usual 10am – 5.30pm on Saturday and 1pm – 5pm on Sunday at 5 The Green, Westerham, Kent TN16 1AS.

Tel. 01959 561234 or Email:

Warehouse Open Weekend

20th and 21st APRIL 2013

The ever-popular Furniture Warehouse Open Weekend takes place on Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 April from 10am – 5pm on both days. The address is: EASISTORE, ENTERPRISE WAY, EDENBRIDGE, KENT TN8 6HF. John lays the furniture out over around 6 rooms so that you can browse it at your leisure. The Design Gallery is open as usual on Saturday from 10am – 5.30pm, and will be open extended hours on Sunday 21 April from 11am – 5pm. Warehouse appointments are available 7 days a week – please telephone 01959 561234 or Email:

Antiques Shop of the Year 2013


We have been short-listed for Antiques Shop of the Year in Homes & Antiques Magazine’s 2013 Awards. The winner will be announced on 25 April.

The Design Gallery’s clients voted for us in the 2012 Awards and we were Highly Commended in the Best Specialist Shop category – Thank You!

The beautiful Art Deco feature in the January issue of the magazine featured The Design Gallery’s furniture and sculpture on 6 pages!

Lecture by The Design Gallery


Chrissie will be giving a talk on Arts and Crafts Metalware and Jewellery at the Eden Valley Museum, Edenbridge on Thursday 8 Novemberat 7.30pm. This is a double bill with Christopher Hill of Standen who will discuss the contents of architect Philip Webb’s Arts & Crafts Movement masterpiece. Designers discussed by Chrissie will include Westerham’s own John Paul Cooper, and Bernard Instone who worked with Cooper for two years. CR Ashbee of the Guild of Handicraft lived in Godden Green, near Sevenoaks and the work of this important designer-reformer will also be featured. Archibald Knox, Oliver Baker, Jessie M King and Liberty and Birmingham Silversmith AE Jones will be among the luminaries covered. The talks take place in Rickards Hall behind the Museum. The Museum itself is open from 6.30pm. Tickets £8, EVMT Members £7. Call The Design Gallery on 01959 561234 for further information.

Christian Dior Necklace and Bracelet

New vintage pieces in The Design Gallery

Fabulous vintage jewellery has just arrived from Paris, Rome and Barcelona. A Christian Dior 1980s Necklace – big gilt snakechain with green enamel and paste leaves has just arrived! A beautiful Dior bracelet is also available.

The Arts & Crafts Home



We are delighted to announce that we have recently purchased The Arts & Crafts Home website. The site has an international following and is currently being redesigned and restocked to sell fine quality furniture, fabrics, wallpaper, carpets, rugs, lighting and mirrors of current manufacture.

Beautiful, custom-printed wallpapers from the historic specialist wallpaper manufacturer Cole and Son will be online in the next few weeks, featuring designs by luminaries such as the Houses of Parliament designs by Augustus Welby Pugin, the iconic Arts & Crafts designer C.F.A. Voysey and the 1950s artists Edward Bawden and Eric Ravilious.

There are many rare designs in the archives that can be coloured and printed to your own specifications. Please let us know what you are seeking and we will arrange for samples to be sent to you.

We anticipate that the new site will launch in June/July. Whether you are seeking pieces for a Victorian, Arts & Crafts, Art Deco or Post-War home, we will soon be able to assist you. Please email us with the items you are looking for at: or

The Design Gallery, 5 The Green, Westerham, Kent TN16 1AS

Tel: 01959 561234 or Email:

Suffragette Movement Jewellery

Chrissie is currently researching a book which will include jewellery of The Suffragette Movement. The stones were usually peridot, seed pearls and amethyst. The colours – green, white and violet – represented the call to Give Women the Vote. If you have a piece of Suffragette jewellery or any family history relating to the subject, we would be delighted to hear from you. Please email