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

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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.

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Robin Dunkley

Managing Director, Holt Antique Furniture Ltd

Mid 17th Century English Antique Oak Wainscot Chair with Box Seat, Circa 1650

  • Reference : 2929
  • Availability : Available Now
  • Dimensions : Please see main description for size
  • Price : £1950


A rare 17th Century English antique oak chair with box seat.

With twin-panelled back, the top capped with a decoratively carved cresting rail.

Shaped arms are over turned arm supports, the box seat with iron butterfly hinges and scratch-carved apron below and period iron lockplate leading to bobbin turned front legs united by stretchers (plain legs at rear). 

Peg-joined construction.

This chair has great colour and presence!

Condition - original aside the following:

The carved cresting rail is a 17thC replacement.

The left arm has a spliced repair but has been done well.

The front of the seat board has been replaced historically - looking at the butterfly hinges, the back is original and the front in our opinion was replaced during the 19thC. 

The baseboard to the box seat has been replaced.


Size 43" at back to tip or rear uprights;

Seat at front (outer arm to outer arm) 22" at front reducing to 21 1/4" at back;

Seat width (between arms is 17") - A 17 1/2" stone man can comfortably sit between the arms;

Seat height 16"; and

Seat depth 18" front the front to where it meets the back board.

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