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


06/01/19 - January 2019 Opening Hours

The shop operates on reduced opening hours throughout January 2019.

We are open Saturdays only between 11 am and 4 pm.

Alternative times can be arranged by appointment only.

Rare Pair of 19th Century English Antique Gothic Revival Hand-Carved Sandstone Maquettes Depicting Tomb Effigies Attributed to Sir Gilbert Scott (1811-1878)

  • Reference : 4811
  • Availability : Available Now
  • Dimensions : With dog at the Base L 9 1/2" x W 3 1/2" x H 2 1/2" / With scroll at the base L 9" x W 3" x H 2 1/2"
  • Price : £1250


A fine and rare pair of 19th Century sandstone maquettes depicting the effigies of medieval knights set up on their tombs.

Sourced within Norfolk.

Attributed to Sir George Gilbert Scott RA, styled Sir Gilbert Scott. He was a prolific English Gothic revival architect, chiefly associated with the design, building and renovation of churches and cathedrals, although he started his career as a leading designer of workhouses. Over 800 buildings were designed or altered by him.

Scott was the architect of many iconic buildings, including the Midland Grand Hotel at St Pancras Station, the Albert Memorial, and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, all in London, St Mary's Cathedral, Glasgow, the main building of the University of GlasgowSt Mary's Cathedral in Edinburgh and King's College London Chapel.

Carved by hand, both effigies depict knights of the 13th-14th Centuries.  One with his hands set at prayer; a shield with three lions depicting the Royal Arms of England to his left; his shoulders flanked either side with angels and crossed-legged, his feet resting up a recumbent lion. The lion, King of animals, is a medieval symbol of strength, power and justice, valour and nobility.   The other knight is in a similar pose, his head resting upon a pillow, his left hand holding his sword with a shield above depicting a rampant lion, his right hand at his side possibly holding a fruit.  Crossed-legged, his feet rest upon a scroll with seal.

These effigies are likely to have been influenced by the life-size effigies seen in churches throughout Britain and also those of The Knights Templer.

These are ideal as items for a gentleman's library.

Condition - very minor surface losses,  These maquettes display very well.

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 & antique 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.