NEW SHOWROOM & WAREHOUSE Starborough Farm Edenbridge Kent

We are delighted to invite you to visit the NEW 3000 sq.ft. SHOWROOM AND WAREHOUSE at Starborough Farm, Edenbridge by appointment. We will also be holding OPEN DAYS from time to time, please check the website, or call 01959 561234 / 07785 503044 or email us for details. You will find us at: Units 1a and 1b, Starborough Farm, Starborough Road, Edenbridge, Kent TN8 5RB. As well as the original Art Deco and Arts & Crafts Movement furniture, you can view pieces from the Period Designs’ bespoke furniture collection or commission a piece to your own designs. Email: sales@designgallery.co.uk  The Design Gallery, 5 The Green, Westerham, Kent TN16 1AS is open 7 days a week as usual.

PLACES TO VISIT NEAR WESTERHAM

VISIT WESTERHAM There are many fascinating historic houses to visit near The Design Gallery in Westerham, and the second 3000 sq.ft. Showroom and Warehouse in Edenbridge, Kent. Below we list some of the highlights. Do check with the properties before travelling as some are closed on certain days or for special events, and may not open from October to March. The Visit Westerham www.visitwesterham.org.uk website details gardens and other locations in the area.

KENT: Chartwell, home to Sir Winston Churchill and his family for over 40 years, is 5 minutes’ drive from the gallery. The National Trust property is decorated as it was in the 1930s and includes glorious gardens, Churchill’s art studio and the largest collection of his paintings. Advanced booking is recommended for weekends and bank holidays. https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/chartwell

Quebec House in Westerham, was the birthplace of General James Wolfe who achieved victory over the French army in 1759 at Quebec. Like Sir Winston Churchill, there is a statue commemorating him on The Green. The National Trust property has a pretty garden, second hand bookshop and activities for children. The house is open by tour only and closed some days  https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/quebec-house

The font in which Wolfe was baptised and a memorial window to him, “The Adoration of the Magi”  by Sir Edward Burne-Jones, can be seen in the Church of St Mary the Virgin in Westerham.

Down House in Downe was the home of Charles and Emma Darwin. http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/home-of-charles-darwin-down-house/

Hever Castle, the childhood home of Anne Boleyn, boasts 700 years of history and 125 acres of glorious gardens. https://www.hevercastle.co.uk/

Eden Valley Museum, Edenbridge features the social history of West Kent and has the recently discovered “Chiddingstone Hoard” of 10 gold coins on permanent display. It is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays and on some mornings. http://www.evmt.org.uk/

WEST SUSSEX: Standen in East Grinstead, is a beautiful Arts and Crafts house designed by Philip Webb, with interiors by Morris & Co., lighting by WAS Benson and William de Morgan ceramics. https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/standen-house-and-garden

EAST SUSSEX: Charleston, West Firle, near Lewes: the home of the Bloomsbury group’s Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant. Closed Monday and Tuesdays (except Bank Holidays). https://www.charleston.org.uk/  You can combine Charleston with a visit to Virginia Woolf’s Monk’s House in Rodmell https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/monks-house and the Berwick Church murals http://www.berwickchurch.org.uk/bloomsbury%20at%20berwick%20home.html

Farley’s Farmhouse and Gallery, Chiddingly, near Lewes: the former home of American photographer Lee Miller and surrealist painter Roland Penrose. Open Sundays only until the end of October. https://www.farleyshouseandgallery.co.uk/

SURREY: Watts Gallery and Chapel, Compton, near Guildford: A remarkable Arts and Crafts Movement chapel, the gallery of Victorian painter/sculptor George Frederic Watts and Limnerlease, the home of Mary Watts and GF Watts. The Watts Gallery and Limnerlease are closed on Mondays (except Bank Holidays), the house requires pre-booked tour tickets. Mary Watts’ chapel incorporated early Christian art and Celtic symbolism, hand-crafted by the village residents. The gallery also shows paintings by their friends Evelyn De Morgan and ceramics by William De Morgan. https://www.wattsgallery.org.uk/

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De La Warr Bexhill Fair Bexhill 27-28 January 2018

We are attending the De La Warr Pavilion “20th Century Decorative Arts Fair” on 27th and 28th January 2018. It is open from 10am-4pm. We will be showing fine quality Art Deco furniture, lighting, bronze sculpture and jewellery. The Design Gallery will be open as usual.

FURNITURE WAREHOUSE SALE AND OPEN WEEKEND

Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th October 10am – 5pm

at EASISTORE, Enterprise Way, Edenbridge, Kent TN8 6HF

Come and browse 2000 sq.ft. of original Art Deco and Arts and Crafts Movement furniture at much reduced prices.Viewings also available by appointment.

The Design Gallery is also open extended hours 10am – 5pm for this weekend

01959 561234  sales@designgallery.co.uk

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WAREHOUSE SALE 22 & 23 APRIL 2017

The Warehouse Sale will take place on Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd April 2017 from 10am-5pm at EASISTORE, Enterprise Way, Edenbridge, Kent TN8 6HF. Come and browse over 2000 sq.ft. of unrestored Arts and Crafts Movement, Art Nouveau and Art Deco furniture at bargain prices. We can also restore the pieces for you. The Design Gallery will be open extended hours for that weekend: Saturday 22nd April 2017 10am-5.30pm and Sunday 23rd April 2017 10am-5pm. A great deal of warehouse stock is not shown on the website yet. As well as furniture, we will be including some lighting, metal wares, and Art Nouveau enamel signs in the sale – these items will be at the warehouse. Warehouse appointments are also available 7 days a week by prior appointment on 01959 561234.