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

Primitive Early 16th Century English Antique Oak Boarded Chest / Six Plank Chest / Six Plank Coffer

  • Reference : 5344
  • Availability : Available Now
  • Dimensions : Width 33" x Height 19" x Depth 12"
  • Price : £1750


Found in a Cumbrian farmhouse close to Keswick and as about as untouched as you will find for an antique boarded chest dating back to the early 16th Century!

Of six-plank form with nailed, pegged and unusual tenon construction to the baseboard.

This shows wear and patination dating back over the last 500 years!

The single plank top over a front with chip-carved decoration to the front board edges and back boards too, supported on thicky hewn end boads with stile feet. With its original lock plate.

The lid opens to reveal an interior with newspaper lining and its original till (candlebox).

Condition - lots of age related wear.  Good patination too as stated. Traces of old worm. No longer active and also treated as a precautionary measure. The lock and hasp are missing. The original hinges are long since gone and have been replaced with 19thC hinges. The lid has a strengthening baton to the underside. Please refer to the images for further information.

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