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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

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06/01/19 - January 2019 Opening Hours

The shop operates on reduced opening hours throughout January 2019.

We are open Saturdays only between 11 am and 4 pm.

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Early 18th Century Continental School Antique Portrait of a Lady


A charming early 18th Century antique head and shoulders portrait of a lady set within a roundel.

Sourced from a private collection based in the West Midlands.

Depicted wearing a silk dress dress and robes.

Sitter and artist unknown.

Her right breast slightly exposed but hidden by a bowl of fruit, the grapes signifying lustfullness and lewd thoughts however the uneaten peaches are a reminder of virtue.  

Presented in a handmade "hogarth" style frame. 

Conditon - minor surface abrasion to the bottom right corner (see image). Overall though, in good order for her age.

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