Holt Antiques at
Walsingham Mill
The Old Mill
Cokers Hill
Little Walsingham
NR22 6BN

Purveyors of quality original antique 16th, 17th, 18th and 19th Century oak and country furniture, fine art and decorative period items

Opening Times: see news below


07551 383897

Walsingham Mill:

01328 821763

Web Enquiries

All Major Credit Cards Accepted

Mastercard Accepted Visa Accepted Maestro Accepted Paypal Accepted


04/10/20 - An Important Update Regarding Coronavirus (Covid-19) 4th October 2020

Holt Antique Furniture Ltd and its related Companies would like to update you on what's happening at our antiques store “Holt Antiques at Walsingham Mill” with the continued threat of Coronavirus (Covid-19).

Dear Customers...

As you are probably aware, the Coronavirus outbreak has caused unprecedented turmoil to the retail shop / High Street sector since 23rd March 2020 with all non-essential shops being forced to close. The UK Government took the decision to allow this sector which, includes Antiques Stores, to re-open from 15th June 2020, but only if we are able to meet specified criteria set out in the "COVID 19 HEALTH & SAFETY GUIDELINES". 
We must act responsibly during this challenging period, to ensure that the safety and wellbeing of both our staff and customers continues.

With the above in mind, we have had to make the difficult decision to keep our store at Walsingham closed for the time being to the general public until further notice

MUCH OF OUR STOCK IS AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE VIA OUR WEBSITE (WITH NEW STOCK ADDED WEEKLY) where we are committed to maintaining our outstanding level of service. Please see:


The Management Team at Holt Antiques would like to thank every one of you for your continued support during this time.

Robin Dunkley

Managing Director, Holt Antique Furniture Ltd

Rare Pair of Mid 19th Century American Turners Armchairs or Brewster Chairs, Circa 1843

  • Reference : 2240
  • Availability : Available Now
  • Dimensions : See description
  • Price : £2950


A rare pair of Mid-19th Century turners armchairs of American origin.  The design is also known as the "Brewster Chair" and was named after Willam Brewster, one of the Pilgrim fathers who landed in Plymouth, Massachusetts in 1620. In 1830 the Brewster family of Duxbury donated Elder Brewster's original chair to Pilgrim Hall Museum in Plymouth, where it remains today. His chair was created in New England between 1630 and 1660. Other similar New England chairs from the 17th century and later have been named after this piece.

Our stunning examples have the name and date inscribed to each cresting rail "Anna Flechmann 1843", with coronet above and flanked by polychromed flowers and foliage.

Constructed from ash with cedar/pine seat boards.

With substantial traces of their original paint too.


Large chair - back height 41" /  Max seat width 22 1/2" reducing to 17 1/2" / seat height 19" / seat depth 16 3/4"

Smaller chair - back height 37 3/4" / max seat width 22 1/2" reducing to 17 1/2"  /seat height 16 3/4" / seat depth 15 1/4"

Condition - joints sound.  Left arm of larger chair replaced historically with oak.  Each seat has a small fillet of timber to the centre (see images) where the original planks have shrunk across the grain.  Hessian strips have been placed to the underside of each seatboard to add strength. 

Want further information or wish to purchase this item?

Tel: 07551 383897 (line open 9.30 am to 5.30 pm Monday to Saturday UK time) where we can take payment over the phone; OR

Email us with your contact details via the "Contact Us" tab quoting the stock reference number and we will respond and make contact with you within 24 hours of receipt.

Please also see the terms and conditions of purchase at the bottom of the home page.