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

Mid 19th Century English Antique Wool Work Embroidered Panel Depicting "The Lady and the Unicorn", Presented in an 18th Century Gilt Gesso Frame

  • Reference : 4263
  • Availability : Available Now
  • Dimensions : Without frame 52cm x 44cm / With frame Height 80cm x Width 64cm
  • Price : £695


We have to confess that we purchased this for the 18th Century frame as much as anything!  Whilst we are selling this as a whole, the frame could be used to adorn a portrait or period painting. 

This is a mid-19th Century Victorian period English antique wool work embroidered panel, in the 16thC manner, most probably once forming part of a pole screen. The embroidered panel depicts the famous image of "The Lady and the Unicorn", one of six tapestries which were made by artisans in Flanders in the 16th Century and are on display at the Musée National du Moyen Age, Paris.

Pole screens consisted of tall poles bearing a solid sliding screen or fabric banner which could be moved up and down the pole as required. This type of screen usually stood in the room rather than in a fireplace and was used to keep fierce, direct heat off the faces of ladies sitting by the fire.

Now presented within a highly decorative gilt and gesso frame, this item is full of charm and would look lovely in any period home or later modern setting.   

Condition - as per images - good overall.

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