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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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:

www.holtantiquefurniture.com

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

Attributed to William Mulready (1786-1863) - entitled "Fair Time (Returning from the Ale House) - Circa 1809-1840

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This is lovely picture that would suit any home!

Attributed to Irish genre artist, William Mulready R.A. (1786-1863), we are able to offer for sale this delightful watercolour of large proportions.  The original oil remains in the collection of the Tate Gallery.

The history of the painting is as follows (extracted from the Tate's archives);

""Humorous scenes of village life became popular in the early 1800s. They presented a supposedly simple and honest rural lifestyle which appealed to urban audiences. Mulready specialised in such scenes, but overstepped the mark with this early work.

This picture was exhibited in 1809 as Returning from the Ale-House, but was not well-received. Critics attacked the 'disgusting spectacle' of drunken men surrounded by children. Mulready exhibited it again in 1840, making it brighter and changing the title to Fair Time. This gave a festive excuse for the men's behaviour, making the picture more acceptable. It was bought by the collector Robert Vernon.""

The picture we are offering for sale is set behind glass, within a mount and surrounded by a wooden gilt frame.

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