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

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19/03/20 - An Important Update Regarding Coronavirus (Covid-19) 19th March 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 increased threat of Coronavirus (Covid-19).

As you know, the Coronavirus outbreak is continuing to spread and is now described by international health authorities as a global pandemic. We are continuously monitoring the advice from the government, Public Health England (PHE) and the World Health Organisation (WHO).

We must act responsibly, more than ever before, during this very difficult period, to ensure the safety and wellbeing of both staff and customers alike.

It is with the above that we have had to make the difficult decision to close Walsingham Mill until further notice. The Mill will re-open when guidelines say it is safe to do so.

Much of our stock is available to purchase via this website where we are committed to maintaining our outstanding level of service. Please see:

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The Management Team at Holt Antiques would like to encourage everyone of you to take care during this testing period for us all.

Robin Dunkley

Managing Director, Holt Antique Furniture Ltd

Late 18th C. English School, Pastel - Portrait of Elizabeth, Countess Winterton (C.1782)

  • Reference : 87/10
  • Availability : Available Now
  • Dimensions : Excluding frame 9" x 7"
  • Price : £1495

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A truly fabulous item!

We are delighted to offer for sale an original antique English School pastel portrait of Elizabeth, Countess Winterton, Circa 1782.  The picture is unsigned.  A label verso, states that she was aged 24 at the time of sitting. 

The picture first came to us with a frame and mount that was in a very sorry state.  The mount and frame have therefore had to be replaced and the original label to the reverse has been moved to the back of the new frame.

The picture is again behind glass and set within a new mount and encased within a period frame.

For those interested, we have found the following information about the Countess;

18. ELIZABETH, COUNTESS WINTERTON, 1841
BLESSED ARE THE PURE IN HEART FOR THEY SHALL SEE GOD
ST MATTHEW CHAP. 3. VERSE 8
SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF
ELIZABETH COUNTESS DOWR. WINTERTON
DIED DECEMBER IST. 1841 AGED 83
DAUGHTER OF JOHN ARMSTRONG ESQRE. AND MARY HIS WIFE
OF GODALMING SURREY
(NEAR TO WHOM SHE IS LAID IN THE VAULT BENEATH)
BORN FEBRUARY THE 18TH. 1758 MARRIED FEBRUARY THE 18TH. 1778 TO
EDWARD GARTH FIRST EARL WINTERTON
(WHO DIED THE 11TH. AUGUST 1788)
AND SECONDLY MARCH THE 31ST. 1791 TO WILLIAM RICHARDSON ESQRE.
ACCOUNTANT GENERAL TO THE HONBLE. EAST INDIA COMPY (WHO DIED OCTOBER THE 23RD. 1798)
VERILY THERE IS A REWARD FOR THE RIGHTEOUS
PSALM 58 VERSE 11


Winterton
Plain tablet with cornice and anthemion acroteria at angles. In the centre a draped urn, the upper part of which is shaped like a coronet, with the initials E W on the urn. The whole on a shaped pedimental background.

From: 'St. James Church, Hampstead Road', Survey of London: volume 21: The parish of St Pancras part 3: Tottenham Court Road & neighbourhood (1949), pp. 123-136. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=65195  Date accessed: 05 April 2010.

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