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

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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.

Much of our stock is available to purchase via this website where we are committed to maintaining our outstanding level of service. Please see:


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 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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