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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07551 383897

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01328 821763


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News

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!

Mid 18th English Antique Treen Knitting Sheath Love Token Bearing The Name "Ann Hymers"

Information

A beautifully decorated mid-18thC English antique treen knitting sheath originating from North Shields, Northumberland, England.

Made as a love token.

Bearing the name Ann Hymers. 

Ann Hymers is recorded as marrying 30th Mar 1777 to John Robinson at Earsdon By North Shields,Northumberland, England.

The sheath is chip and scratch-carved incorporating rosettes and fish, the latter possibly indicating a link to the fishing trade based at North Shields. Also featuring flowers and foliage and a four-leaf shamrock is also scratch carved towards the tip - perhaps denoting Irish links to John Robinson and bringing Ann and John luck in their future together (a four-leaf shamrock is considered very rare and very lucky as opposed to the usual three leaved varieties that are more common place).

Whatever its story, this is a fabulous piece of period treen.

Condition - as per the images. Great colour and patination.

 

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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