Ambleside Gallery and Jules Antiques make dynamic duo

by Tori Pittman

If one happens to take a walk down South Elm Street, they should check out the neighboring places Ambleside Gallery and Jules Antiques & Fine Art.

When one walks into Jules Antiques & Fine Art, they will be stepping back in time as many antiques surrounding the store are noted from the 17 th to the 20 th centuries. The smell of ancient wooden cabinets will entice browsers while looking at silver polished dishes and fine china. One will also see retro record players along with various statues and sculptures.

Agnes Preston-Brame and Gary Brame have owned the store since 2007 and have been collectors of these precious antiques. Gary has been in the business of commercial and contracting fabrics, along with his management to Jules.

With education and training in fine Art, Agnes can go up the stairs in the shop to find all her artwork and interior designs.

One can also find a collection of 18 th and 19 th century Asian art, which features paintings and embroideries, on display through May 31.

One can marvel at how the collectible items have come from all over the world, from the Austrian cabinet to the Chinese temple bench. Even the accessories and other various artwork breathes its own unique style, shape and the captivating culture. One can appreciate the craftsmanship of the English commode, the vintage desk and the baker nesting table.

Next door in the Ambleside Gallery, one is likely to be taken away by the hunter-green walls filled with oil paintings, watercolors and sculptures by various artists.

One can take a walk through nature by experiencing the various paintings. Nigel Price captures the wide-open fields along with some forests that surrounds a faded trail way. Meanwhile SM Botstein gives you art of flowers and animals, also a humanistic portrait entitled Floppy Hat.

Perhaps the artist that had the most paintings on display was Guan Weixing.

His oil paintings come to life with portraits like Shandong Villager and Korean Girl.

There are also sculptures that were done by Margot Robinson and Lori Acott. Robinson’s clay art shows different textures with various facial expressions. Acott has various bronze sculptures that glowed from the dim lighting of the gallery.

Ambleside Gallery, owned by Jackson Mayshark, was founded in Manchester, England in 1982. In 2003 the gallery moved to Greensboro. Ambleside, like Jules has international work; however in stead of antiques, artists come from the United States, Canada, England, France, Germany, Italy, China and Japan.

Convocation Cauldron, a new exhibit of work by Liz Simmons, Laura Lashley, Chandra Noyes and Gaby Cardall, opens on Friday at the Electric Moustache Gallery at Krankies Coffee in Winston-Salem. 


Jules Antiques & Fine Art and Ambleside Gallery are respectively located at 530 and 528 S. Elm St. Call 336.389.9934 for information about Jules Antiques & Fine Art, and call 336.275.9844 or e-mail jackson@ for more information.


A story in the Feb. 5 issue of YES! Weekly, “GreenHill opens the New Year with a new exhibit,” inaccurately attributes the painting “Silent Jungle,” depicting a bird and snakes, to Indrani Nayar-Gall. The painting is actually by April W. Flanders with the assistance of student Caroline Daniel.