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

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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

Late 16th Century / Early 17th Century Malines Antique Alabaster Table Casket, Circa 1590-1620, with Secret Drawers

  • Reference : 4692
  • Availability : Available Now
  • Dimensions : Width 13" x Height 7 1/4" x Depth 8 1/4"
  • Price : £2950


A fine late 16thC / early 17thC Malines-made alabaster table casket.

Whilst England was a centre for the production of finely carved alabasters from the 14th to 16th Centuries and, enjoyed the export of these wears to Europe too, European centres in Germany around Lubeck and Nuremberg and those in the Netherlands around Brussels, Antwerp and Malines also produced finely carved examples including altarpieces and boxes too.

Cabinets like our fine example, are difficult to find.

With wooden carcass, this lovely cabinet is of architectural form. With applied alabasters to the top, front, sides, and back. It also has two sets of secret drawers.  Each end lifts to reveal drawers within. The lid lifts to reveal an interior with its original till.

This charming box has real presence and would grace any sideboard.

Condition - surface wear as per images.  Loss of carrying handle. Original hinges re-fixed internally. A small element of alabaster is missing from the "Tuscan"-type column to the far left (see images 2 and 12). The secret drawers have been re-painted historically. The original lock still functions.

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