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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04/10/20 - An Important Update Regarding Coronavirus (Covid-19) 4th October 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 until further notice

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

Exceptionally Rare Late 17thC English Antique Tobacco Advertising Sign Depicting A Carved Wooden Sculpture of a Blackamoor

Information

An exceptionally rare 17th Century English antique tobacco sign.

A similar example sold at Lyon and Turnbull Edinburgh, Lot 64, The Beal House Sale, 14th October 2020 but was lacking its wooden signed base.

Carved from a single piece of timber, the upright figure depicted as a blackamoor in a stylised tobacco leaf tribal headdress and tobacco leaf skirt, his chest with medallion, his right arm outstretched and his left holding a bundle of tobacco leaves.

The base inscribed with the words "cigar", "tobacco" and "snuff".

Verso is the original iron hanging bracket.

In original polychromy.

Condition - as per images. Good overall. There is a very minor loss to the underside of finger of his right hand however this does not have any detrimental effect to the sculpture which displays incredibly well.

 

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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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