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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04/10/20 - 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

A Rare "Matched Pair" of 18th Century English Antique Brass Lantern Candlesticks, Circa 1720-1740

  • Reference : 565/11 (a) and (b)
  • Availability : Available Now
  • Dimensions : Height = 4 1/4" (1" = 2.5cm) approx
  • Price : £450


A rare "matched pair" of English antique brass lantern candlesticks dating back to the early to mid part of the 18th Century.

These sticks were designed specifically for the lighting of porches and hallways of wealthier households in conjunction with much larger pendant lobby lanterns.

A lobby lantern was usually ornately engraved and made of brass or bronze.  The base of these was often flat and had no candle socket. Such lanterns would contain a short "lantern" candlestick as per the one we have for sale so that the actual lantern could hold a much longer than "normal" candle allowing for increased burn time.

Given that the lanterns in themselves were only afforded by the very wealthiest households, these lantern candlesticks are incredibly rare.

The sticks are in two parts; the tulip shaped sconce unscrews from the circular base.

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