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 17th Century English Antique Oak Wainscot Chair of Small Proportions, The Cresting Rail Inscribed "ER"

  • Reference : 4910
  • Availability : Available Soon
  • Dimensions : Back Height 38" x Width (outer-arm to outer-arm) 21 1/2" x Depth (including raked back) 22" x Seat Height 14" x Seat Depth 14 1/2"
  • Price : £895


This chair will be added to the website later this week with detailed images.

This is one of the cheapest wainscot chairs we have been able to offer for a period of time!

Sourced directly from a Cambridgeshire farmhouse.

With a shaped cresting rail carved with a tree and the initials "ER", over a panelled back with carved lozenge and floral rosette, the rear supports also carved with classical guilloche; to down swept arms over a panelled seat; the front legs chamferred; the rear legs of plain form.

This chair has certainly seen life and has been lovingly repaired over the centuries.  This chair clearly meant a lot to its family.

Condition - With a minor loss to the right back support, the panel seat appears to have been replaced during the late 18thC / early 19thC.  The legs have been reduced in height and the right rear leg has been re-tipped too. It is likely that this chair once had peripheral stretchers to the base of the legs but these are likely to have been removed due to rotting off from centuries of contact with a damp floor hence the reduction in height.

Despite the chairs flaws, this is a good looking warm coloured and well patinated chair that would look good in any period setting.

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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).

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