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


19/03/20 - An Important Update Regarding Coronavirus (Covid-19) 19th March 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 increased threat of Coronavirus (Covid-19).

As you know, the Coronavirus outbreak is continuing to spread and is now described by international health authorities as a global pandemic. We are continuously monitoring the advice from the government, Public Health England (PHE) and the World Health Organisation (WHO).

We must act responsibly, more than ever before, during this very difficult period, to ensure the safety and wellbeing of both staff and customers alike.

It is with the above that we have had to make the difficult decision to close Walsingham Mill until further notice. The Mill will re-open when guidelines say it is safe to do so.

Much of our stock is available to purchase via this website where we are committed to maintaining our outstanding level of service. Please see:


The Management Team at Holt Antiques would like to encourage everyone of you to take care during this testing period for us all.

Robin Dunkley

Managing Director, Holt Antique Furniture Ltd

Rare Early 19th Century English Antique Map Sampler of England, circa 1800, in Untouched Country House Condition

  • Reference : 4145
  • Availability : Sold
  • Dimensions : Unframed H 16 1/2" x 14 1/2"
  • Price : ¬£Sold



An early 19th century English antique linen and silk-work sampler by Ann Sutton.
Map samplers are exceedingly rare and we had to acquire this despite its condition hence, it is offered as it came to us in unframed in "attic found country house" condition.
Although undated, the style of stitch work would indicate this piece dates to the turn of the 19thC/ latter years of the reign of George III, circa 1800.
This sampler is charming with fine quality stitch work throughout. The upper right corner of the linen is stitched with a floral plaque containing Ann's name and the subject of her sampler "A Concise Map of England By Ann Sutton." The rest of the linen is finely stitched with a detailed map of England with place names worked in black and the county borders delineated by different coloured silks. The map ventures in to Scotland in the upper section, over to Ireland on the left edge and into France in the bottom right corner.
Condition - The linen has overall dark discolouration with areas of water staining, more noticeable in the lower half. The colours of the coloured silks have mellowed from their original vibrancy but the effect is a still a pleasing one. The colour of the black silk is good with some thinning in places. The last photo is of the reverse of the sampler and indicates how the colours would have looked when Ann first stitched it. As can also be seen from the photographs, the edges of the linen have been cut at some point of time which has resulted in some minor fraying. 

We ship worldwide!

Buy with confidence too!

We are a member of LAPADA (London and Provincial Antique Dealers Association) and CINOA.  LAPADA is the UK’s largest trade association for professional art & antiques dealers (representing approximately 500 UK dealer members). CINOA is the world association of Art & Antique dealer associations (representing 5000 dealers from 32 associations in 22 countries).

All items are backed by our LAPADA guarantee.

Want further information or wish to purchase this item or discuss shipping costs?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.