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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13/06/20 - An Important Update Regarding Coronavirus (Covid-19) 13th June 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 has taken 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 July 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



Late 17th Century English Antique Oak Wainscot Armchair, Most Probably Yorkshire, Circa 1680

  • Reference : 4042
  • Availability : Sold
  • Dimensions : Back Height 40" x Width (outer arm to outer arm) 21" x Depth 21"
  • Price : ¬£Sold


A good looking English oak wainscot armchair from the latter years of the 17th Century, circa 1680.

Yorkshire origin and sourced from that area.  

This chair is just about as original as you will find even down to the majority of the seatboard!  With that in mind, we believe that this chair should be left in "as found condition" and are therefore offering it for sale as it is.  Our price therefore reflects that.

Joined construction.

Original timbers throughout aside a thin timber fillet to the seatboard and a small supporting batten to the rear of the base of the back support.

With shaped cresting rail above a carved panelled back flanked by carved "ears", to shaped arms supported on turned front legs. The original plank seatboard remains with only a hint of a later replaced middle timber.  The legs are united by their original stretchers.

No re-tipping of the feet is evident.

Condition - surface marks commensurate with age.  The timber fillet to the seatboard is unobtrusive as is the batten to the rear of the seatboard.  The timber fillet on the seatboard is supported from below with the addition of a batten (see final two images) for these repairs.

The is a sound chair that is ready to go.

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