POSTERITY SUMMER CLOSING.
David’s daughter Sophie is getting married on September 5th, and preparations will get to fever pitch the week preceeding. As a result we will be closed for the bank holiday weekend (29th-31st August) and the weekend of the wedding (5th. September).
This lovely quality mid century, light oak, Burroughs and Watts full sized snooker table has just arrived. It was made in 1948 for a Mr. Withnail of Ledbury! If you have always wanted to treat yourselves to one, or know of anyone looking for a table, please get in touch. Remember you need a room minimum 20ft x 16ft.
Just back from France with a selection of furniture, mirrors, and architectural items including rustic doors and windows, iron grills and shutters,
an unusual vintage painted kitchen cupboard and lots more decorative pieces.
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 .
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.
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.
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.]
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.
O p e n i n g :
W H A R F G A L L E R Y
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.