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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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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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

Mid 17th Century English Antique Oak Wainscot Arm Chair

  • Reference : 4268
  • Availability : Available Now
  • Dimensions : Back Height 45 3/4" x Width (outer arm to outer arm) 24" x Seat Depth 16 /14" x Seat Height 14 1/2"
  • Price : £1395


A charming mid-17th Century English oak armchair.

Peg-joined construction and very solid.

Great colour and patination.

With shaped cresting rail over a plain single-panelled back.

The slight downswept arms over the original panelled seat board. Shaped front arm supports and legs (the rear legs of plain form) united by stretchers.

This is a great looking chair that is ready to go.

Condition - Original timbers throughout aside one historically replaced leg (most probably replaced during the early 18thC in our opinion).  There has been much discussion between us since acquiring this chair to decide which leg has been replaced and we have concluded that the chamfered leg, albeit showing a great degree of age, is the one that was replaced. However, a very dear dealer friend of ours wondered whether the chair had originally been constructed using two recycled legs from earlier chairs! Perhaps the purchaser can make up their own mind.  Whatever the tale, this is a great looking chair and a real conversation piece too! Also worthy of note is the old blacksmith repair to the underside of the seat board and batten and very minor timber fillet in the cresting rail.

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