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

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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04/01/21 - An Important Update Regarding Coronavirus (Covid-19) - 4th January 2021

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) and now a 3rd National Tier 5 Lockdown.

We must act responsibly during this challenging period, to ensure that the safety and wellbeing of both our staff and customers continues.

With two prior lockdowns in 2020 and non-essential businesses again forced to close from 26th December 2020 into 2021, we have made the difficult decision for our premises to remain CLOSED TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

Our website remains open for trade with worldwide shipping available on all items so please, do not hesitate to contact us via this medium.

13/12/20 - We sell more than just furniture!

We are specialists in antique items from the 15thC through to the 19thC, offering an array of period oak and country furniture, portraiture, delftware, treen, wood carvings, sculpture and early metal ware.

We are trading solely from our website at the current time due to the virus outbreak.

Worldwide shipping is available on all items!

Rare Early 18th Century English School Oil On Canvas Portrait of a Gentleman Gardener, Circa 1720, Holding a Cocoa Bean

  • Reference : 5356
  • Availability : Available Now
  • Dimensions : With frame 37" x 32 1/4"
  • Price : £2950

Information

A rare early 18th Century English School antique oil on canvas portrait, circa 1720.

Depicting a bewigged gentleman gardener wearing a white stock and red tunic, holding a knife in his right hand and a cocoa bean in his left. The portrait may represent an English plantation owner or gardener of the time. Portraits of both a gardener and that of a cocoa grower are incredibly rare.

The sitter and artist are unknown.

Sourced from a private London-based collection.

Presented in its original gilt gesso frame of the period.

Condition - Offered in unrestored condition. Please refer to the images where surface marks and a tear on his right hand are apparent. The canvas has been re-lined historically. There are gesso and gilt losses to the frame commensurate with age.

This is a rare opportunity to acquire a period portrait with rare subject matter and the sitter with an occupation.

 

We ship worldwide & buy with confidence too!


We are a member of the following 3 Professional Institutions:


1. LAPADA (London and Provincial Antique Dealers Association) -  LAPADA is the UK’s largest trade association for professional art & antique dealers (representing approximately 500 UK dealer members). All items are backed by our LAPADA guarantee.

 

2. CINOA - CINOA is the world association of Art & Antique dealer associations (representing 5000 dealers from 32 associations in 22 countries).

 

3. The Norfolk & Suffolk Antique Dealers Association.


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