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

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04/09/20 - An Important Update Regarding Coronavirus (Covid-19) 4th September 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. This situation will again be reviewed at the end of September 2020.

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

18th Century Primitive English Antique Comb Back Windsor Armchair, Circa 1780

  • Reference : 2985
  • Availability : Available Now
  • Dimensions : Back Height 42" x Max Width (outer arm to outer arm) 25" x Seat Depth 14 1/2" x Seat Height 16"
  • Price : £1595


A primitive West-Country made English antique comb back windsor chair (ash and elm) based on a more refined design of the 1770's (see final image for the more refined chair where reference is made).

It is nice to think that during the late 18th Century, someone had seen a finer example of the chair with turned legs, stretcher, etc and must have approached an 18thC provincial craftsman or bodger to "make something similar".

Our chair clearly has a more "primitive approach" with shaped cresting rail; spindle back; three-part bow; shaped arm supports; thick two-part elm slab seat (with original pegs) and four roughly hewn and shaped legs secured to the seatboard with wedges.

Very good colour.

These chairs are hard to find.

A sturdy chair that is ready to go!

Condition - very historic loss to the left tip of the cresting rail and small loss to the hand rest of the left arm support - please refer to the images.

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