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

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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:

www.holtantiquefurniture.com

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 18th / Early 19th Century English Antique Armorial Hatchment Respresenting the Oakes Family of Nowton Court, Suffolk

  • Reference : HAFDGHATCH02
  • Availability : Available Now
  • Dimensions : With frame 58" x 58" / Without frame 49" x 49"
  • Price : £4950

Information

A late 18th Century / Early 19th Century antique hatchment of English origin and of large proportions.

The Arms representing the Oakes Family of Nowton Court, Suffolk.

Bearing the latin inscription "Quercus robur salus patriae" meaning "The strength of the oak is the safety of the country".

A hatchment is a large coat of arms, usually painted on a wood and canvas frame, erected over the door of a deceased person's house after their death. Hatchments are usually diamond shaped, like a square turned 45 degrees to one side. The hatchment stayed in place for one year, after which it was moved to the parish church where it was usually hung on a wall. Hatchments were used in Britain from the 17th century, and the last recorded use was in 1942 at Over Kellet church in Lancashire. Some churches display numerous hatchments spanning centuries of local gentry families and thus are a good source of information about local history. Look for hatchments over nave arcades or on the walls of transepts.

 Very specific rules governed the form and colour of hatchment decoration. For example, if the deceased was a bachelor the ground (background) was black, while if he was married his arms were set on a shield, impaled on those of his wife. If the deceased was the last of a line (i.e. there were no heirs) a Death's Head, or human skull, was shown. By studying the arms and colurs of the heraldic symbols and ground you can often guess the sex, social status, and in some cases even the name, of the deceased. Scottish hatchments often depict the arms of the mother, father, and grandparents as well as the deceased person.

Presented within a contemporary wooden ebonised frame with gilt inner-slip.

Condition - the canvas has been re-stretched and paint stabilised.

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