Amherst Antiques

Contact Information
Contact
Dianne Brick
Ivor Brick
Address
The Edenbridge Galleries,
1 The Square, Church Street,
Edenbridge, Kent, TN8 5BD,
England
Opening hours
Open Monday-Friday 9.30-5.30; Saturday 10-4.30 (closed during public holidays)
Landline
+44 (0)1732 864163, +44 (0)1892 725552
Mobile
+44 (0)7850 350212
Fax
+44 (0)1892 725552
Fairs
NEC Birmingham, ADFL Esher
Email
Website
Established
1985
Elected to membership
2007


About Amherst Antiques

Amherst Antiques specialises in 18th- to 20th-century Tunbridge Ware, a marquetry technique developed in the Tonbridge & Tunbridge Wells area of Kent. Their stock includes rare and interesting examples of Tunbridge Ware, which provide exciting choices for the collector.

The business was started by Dianne Brick, the daughter of a fine art auctioneer. Dianne was brought up in an environment involving antiques and has been dealing under the Amherst Antiques name since 1985, initially from her own shop at Sevenoaks in Kent, where she became known for her quality 19th-century ceramics & Tunbridge Ware. It was during this time that, together with her husband Ivor, she also exhibited at many of the major antiques fairs such as those at Olympia and the NEC.

In 2000 she decided to close the shop and concentrate on the fairs. This provided Dianne with a further opportunity to pursue her interest in Tunbridge Ware more fully. This has now resulted in her working time being devoted exclusively to this fascinating subject and in her organising an annual programme of events for collectors. All who come into contact with Dianne are struck by her enthusiasm for her subject and the breadth of her knowledge.

In 2007 Dianne & Ivor were invited to join Lennox Cato at his new venture, The Edenbridge Galleries, where they actively promote their Tunbridge Ware, welcoming collectors both from the local area and from further a-field.

Elected to BADA membership for 18th- to 20th-century Tunbridge ware; valuations.