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

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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:


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

Ex-Eila Grahame Collection - Rare Dated Mid 17th Century Antique Herb Chopper, The Blade Bearing a Date of "1648"

  • Reference : 5330
  • Availability : Available Now
  • Dimensions : Length of wooden board including handle 27 1/2" x Width 11 1/2"
  • Price : £895


Eila Grahame (B. 1935 - D. 2009) was a renowned London-based antiques dealer, her shop located in Church Street, Kensington.

She was proud of her descent from the Grahams of Duntrune and Claverhouse, descendants of "Bonny Dundee", and further back of Robert Graham, who married the daughter of Robert III, King of Scotland, in 1466. Although her great-great grandmother was the last to be born a Graham, her father had painted under the name Lewis Grahame.

She was renowned for her own collection of early British glass and pottery.

She had an affinity not just with London but also Ufford in Suffolk where she continued to own a cottage until just three years prior to her death. She was buried at Ufford church, but, faithful to her Scots roots, she left her own wonderful collection of pre-1700 British glass and pottery to find a permanent home in Scotland.

About this item:

A rare dated herb chopping board in completely original condition.

17th Century in date.

With shaped fruitwood board (one end with whale tale decoration and carry handle to the base) and an elongated blade dated "1648" with a decorative hinge to one end featuring a stylised head, the other end with turned wooden handle. There is a raised edge to one side to prevent the chopped herbs from falling off the board.

Condition - as per images.  Good overall. Some surface wear to the board where the blade has seen many years of chopping!



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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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