The ‘other’ summer exhibition.

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Wharf Gallery 

at Posterity, will hold a summer exhibition starting 2nd. July.

Paintings and prints with a distinctly summery feel or theme will be exhibited at Unit 4, The Old Wharf Trading Estate, Ledbury.

THE ‘OTHER’ SUMMER EXHIBITION

Works by:   Lee Crew  +  Graeme Outerbridge  +  David Pearce  +  Hazel Gomes  +  Nick Smith  +  Kristjana Williams  +  Joseph Gibson  +  Waldron West  +  Anne Marie Lequenze  +  Bonnie & Clyde  + Olwen Tarrant  and many others

will be on display throughout the Ledbury poetry festival .

A good knight’s sleep

It may be the last chance to view a truly remarkable piece of historical English furniture on display for the remainder of March at Posterity in Ledbury. A Sixteenth century four poster bed is destined to feature in a specialist sale at Christies in London in July.

Dating from 1565, and originally in Yorkshire, the bed is a veritable riot of early English oak carving, the headboard boasts Kings and Queens of yore with various imps, pomegranates, Tudor roses, decorative panels in relief and even a secret door to a hidden compartment. By 1781 the history of the bed finds it residing at `Pyes Nest Manor` in the `haunted chamber` of that house  and the property of Sir Henry Edwards who commissioned its `modernisation`. It then found its way to Herefordshire.

There are very few beds of this nature still in existence and in such fine condition, perhaps arguably the nearest being `The Great bed of Ware` on display in the Victoria and Albert museum. The `Pyes Nest bed` is perhaps unique in that it has finely carved features of Christian carving taken from the Old Testament alongside various pagan references such as a `Green Man` motif at the base of the bed.

It can be seen amongst the more diverse and contemporary items of stock during hours of business at Posterity in Ledbury unless purchased privately before it is due to leave for entry in the auction.

 

2015

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

As you will now be aware, we are trading from Old Wharf Trading Estate.

Opening just four days a week (or by appointment).

Keeping our web site more up to date.

Using our experience (35 years) to source items for customers.

Supplying 20/21st c. art for enjoyment and investment.

Using our trade accounts and free delivery service to furnish your homes and gardens.

**Please keep us informed of anything you are looking for.**

This is how we intend to improve our service to our clients and will give us more time on the road, and at auctions.

 

Christmas greetings and opening times.

POSTERITY (Ledbury)

wishes you all a very Happy Christmas and New Year.

The shop and gallery will be open over the holiday period and we hope you can call in.

OPEN: DECEMBER:  Monday [22nd.], Tuesday [23rd], Saturday [27th], Monday [29th], Tuesday [30th]

JANUARY:  Friday [2nd], Saturday [3rd]                           [ 10am – 5pm.]



Postponed gallery opening.

Opening put off for two weeks, as most of our favourite customers and friends are involved with firework parties etc.

We will now hope to see you on Saturday 21st November.

Should you arrive this weekend, you will still be most welcome and will be offered a glass of wine. However we will not be open on the Sunday.

Keep the date in your diaries.

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Cothay Manor antiques show

23rd. – 25th. October.

Our third visit to the fabulous setting of Cothay manor in Somerset, will leave us short staffed at Ledbury.

We will therefore be closed on the Saturday and Sunday that weekend, and hope this doesn’t cause any problems for valued customers!

Try to get down if you can; it’s worth it just to see the house and gardens.

Open again.

 

 

Posterity (Express) opens doors again.

The new, compact Posterity opens its doors Friday to Tuesday 10 am -6pm. (sundays 12 -4)

Gone, the building materials and much of the exterior items, but still a good selection of architectural and the unusual, integrated amongst  select pieces of furniture, lighting, rugs & mirrors.

Posterity  also hopes that customers will approach  with their requirements for items we no longer ‘held in stock’.  32 years experience and contacts in U.K. and Europe means they can source most things, especially for landscaping and garden ornament.

The gallery will aim to open in November, and will concentrate on art for investment. Paintings and limited edition prints by 20th.c artists of note, whose work is considered sure to appreciate in value year after year.

The web site will be kept bang up to date.

New address:   Unit 4, Old Wharf Trading Estate, Ledbury, HR8 2PQ.

(All contact details remain the same.)

Empty Barn Syndrome

One of the team at Posterity  waits in the empty barns at Eastnor as David and Nick deliver another load to te new venue on the outskirts of Ledbury.

It is hoped that will be open by mid September.

Keep watching this space for opening date and opening times.

The phone number remains the same, and we will update the website on a regular basis.

 

 

 

 

RE LOCATION

Its official!  POSTERITY is on the move again.

The auction was a success even though the heavens opened for the only time in the last two months. 400 lots were offered for sale, and over 300 went. The day was greatly helped by having the sale live on line with Easy Live auctions, and therefore those who couldn’t take any more of the monsoon, could retire home and bid from the comfort of their armchairs. It also opened the market to buyers from further afield.

However after eight years at Lower Mitchell Barn, we will be replacing the beauty of the rambling Eastnor valleys for a trading estate (watch this space).  We will be concentrating more on contemporay art and unusual antiques. Sadly there will be no space for the reclamation side of things, but we will continue to sell lanscaping materials direct from source.

During August the shop will still be open Monday – Saturday, but closed on Wednesdays.  The independant traders and Posterity will hold a huge AUGUST SALE.