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

Opening Times: see news below


07551 383897

Walsingham Mill:

01328 821763

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19/04/21 - Our Walsingham Store is now open for business but operating on reduced hours!

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).

We have now re-opened our doors to customers who wish to visit the mill in person.

Our opening hours are:

Sunday - closed

Monday - closed

Tuesday - closed

Wednesday - open - 11am to 4pm

Thursday - open - 11am to 4pm

Friday - open - 11am to 4pm

Saturday - open 11am to 4pm

Covid guidelines must be followed when entering our store. Please note that the following rules currently apply to ensure the continued safety of both customers and our staff too.

1. The shop can only accomodate a maximum of 6 customers at any one time;

2. Facemasks must be worn continually whilst in-store. We do not allow any exceptions to this;

3. Hand sanitizer (provided by us) must be used on entry;

4. Please follow the one-way system which is marked out in-store; and

5. Please obey the 2 metre distancing rule. Again this is marked out in-store.

Thanks for your continued support and understanding during this time.


Client feedback on both the quality of the items and the service we provide is very important to us and here is a small selection of what our clients said about their experience of buying from our website...

  • RW, Germany Re: 18thC Italian Antique Carved Wood Panel Depicting the Doge of Venice

    ""Hi, warm greetings from Germany.
    The package arrived and the good piece was completely intact. Thanks for the very nice contact and the great service. Best wishes. R""

  • RC, East Sussex, UK - Re: Early 18th Century English Antique Elm Coffer

    ""5 stars! Honestly the best seller I’ve ever worked with. Thank you!""

  • TripAdvisor Review August 2019

    ""From a Pin to an Anchor - What a treasure trove. This place is as good as any tourist attraction! It was wonderful just to peruse the various artifacts. The proprietor has such an eclectic collection that he supplies items for film shoots. If you are looking for something unusual, then this is the place to start looking ...""

  • LF - Italy - Re: 17thC French School Antique Oil Portrait Painting of a Lady


    ""We received the portrait that we so much love. We are really satisfied regarding our purchase and we want to thank you. Hope to make some other business together in the future.""

  • PB, Pimlico, London - Re: Large 18thC Welsh antique oak open lower desser

    ""We are absolutely delighted with our 18th century dresser base and can’t tell you how lovely it looks in our property.  Your courier did a tremendous job too regarding delivery.

    Thank you very much for all your help.  It was indeed fortunate that we walked into your shop in July.""

  • AG, Germany - Re: 17th Century English Antique Oak Wainscot Chair

    "Hallo, I took delivery at 1 o'clock of this chair, and would like to thank you and your shipper for your work. The chair is as described. The packaging was superb: I have to date never received such a professional packaging and delivery service. Chapeau! (as the Germans somewhat counter-intuitively say!)"

  • TripAdvisor Review May 2019


    Treasure was the first thing I said on entering! I loved this place .”this is the real deal” was my husbands comment. The wooden furniture was magnificent.centuries old chairs with smooth wood that asks to be touched! I loved everything. As we are visiting from Australia buying old oak furniture was impossible but I had to drag myself away! The stories these things could tell! Very friendly man who was happy to let us browse around.""

  • MWC, NC, USA

    ""Re: Early 17thC Antique Stoneware Bellarmine Jug with the Arms of Amsterdam C1600-20""

    Excellent seller! Awsome Rare Bellarmine. Great item thank you!!

  • ARS, New Zealand

    ""My lovely carving arrived today! And I just love him! Thank you for your safe packaging and detailed contents. As I've said before, it was truly a pleasure shopping with you.""

  • TR, USA


    ""I’m just acknowledging receipt of the item about an hour ago.
    The ‘been-there, done-that’ look with the original top is what I have been desiring and I am so very pleased.
    Thank you again for the quick delivery. I have done many European purchases and frankly this is the quickest from pickup to drop off...I would say 24 hours across the pond, door to door.""



  • Annette Holm Jensen, Denmark, July 2018

    ""Holt Antique Furniture: Exceptionally beautiful antiques of high quality from an exceptional and wonderful seller! A genuinely caring owner and Director who puts an effort into getting all the pieces of a purchase process to work perfectly and function with ease for the buyer.""

  • VR, Norfolk, Virginia, USA


  • DJD, Sutton Coldfield, UK

    ""Superb seller. Highly recommended for customer care.""

  • MT - TripAdvisor Review May 2018

    ""Up market antiques shop but the items there were amazing! Furniture yes, but also quite unusual antiques that defy description. A place to visit and be amazed at!""

  • DFW, Leicestershire, UK

    ""Great seller. Wonderful item! Highly recommended Tip top! One of the very best!""

  • PW, Cambridgeshire, UK - TripAdvisor Review

    ""This fantastic shop is a must for collectors and enthusiasts for country furniture, early oak, and associated antiques. There is a wide range of quality stock with sensible prices, all presided over by the friendly and knowledgeable owner. Can't wait to come back!""

  • SC, Republic of Ireland

    ""Re: Cannon Linstock - Excellent original item,superb patina. P&P exude pride and professionalism. A++""

  • DR PS, Sydney, Australia

    ""The early 16th Century chair arrived, beautifully packed, with the documentation you also sent me previously. Thank you for how very comprehensive it was, which satisfied all the customs and boarder security issues that can be so stringent in Australia, and facilitated speedy delivery.

    As with the earlier 17th century Welsh corner cabinet I bought from you, dealing with you has been a delight, and thank you too, unusually I have found with other dealers, for the effort you put into providing information concerning provenance.

    I highly recommend you to those buying quality antiques, that they can purchase from you with absolute confidence.""

  • Mr AFP, UK - TripAdvisor Review

    ""An unexpected delight. Amazed at what was stocked. A tour of high quality antiques. Items are of high value,but if you want something unusual with an Historical background make a visit.""

  • AS, Wales

    ""Amazing gem of an antiques shop, with stunning collection. The owner Robin was absolutely genuine. He welcomed us with open arms. He had time to chat, sharing with us his wealth of knowledge, despite a busy morning in his shop.  What I call a real antiques dealer, as opposed to many others, who we jokingly refer to as Antiques non dealers!  Thanks Robin."

  • TripAdvisor Review - Verdi321

    ""If you appreciate quality and are fed up with trawling through endless antique fair stalls to find a few items of quality or historical interest then this is the centre for you. Holt Antique Furniture is packed with wonderful items that are truly antique and often remarkably early in date. The director and his staff are real enthusiasts who are very knowledgeable. They know the field and pricing is very good for the age and quality of pieces that they are so adept at finding. A delight to deal with in every respect.""

  • G+SP, USA

    ""Received both items and love them both. Once again we are completely satisfied with the service and shipping provided by Holt antiques and look forward to purchases in the future.""

  • M, USA

    ""The lovely box just arrived! It is even more perfect than expected. We'll be saving to purchase again from you""

  • G&SP, USA

    ""The item arrived this morning and it is just wonderful. The authentic surface and ware is exactly what we hoped for and received.""

  • Mr and Mrs L, East Anglia - TripAdvisor Review

    ""Speaking as a retired Antique dealer this is one of the best shops you will encounter, great stock, sensible prices, all in a great location, Love our purchase.""

  • LH, Florida, USA

    ""Re: 19thC Rose and Crown Polychromed Panel - Excellent rare item, very fine seller, would highly recommend A++++++++++""

  • MK, Herefordshire, UK

    ""Your courier delivered the chair this morning.  I am over the moon. Thank you so much.""

  • DT, Florida, USA

    ""I had a completely positive experience with this seller from beginning to end.""

  • JG, Florida, USA

    ""Courteous seller fast response 5 stars from me all round. Thank you!""

  • JM, Ontario, Canada


    ""You are a wonderful person to buy from! Thanks again"


  • SC, UK


    ""The Rush light has just arrived safely and very well packed, its lovely.""



  • WT - UK

    ""We visited yesterday for the first time . Amazed at the stock on display and the quality . Evident someone's passion is polishing early wood . Very rewarding ."" 

  • SP - UK

    ""Just to let you know the item arrived safely today. Thank you for packing so thoroughly. I am very pleased with it.""

  • PR, USA

    ""Just a quick note stating "I love the antiques I brought from you "!!!  Everything met or exceeded my expectations!!!""  

  • JT, UK

    Re: 16thC oak six plank boarded chest- "Courier just dropped the chest off.  She's beautiful! Thanks again, over the moon."

  • TripAdvisor Review - "Bridget S" Southampton

    A very classy antique shop, old style , friendly proprietor

  • TripAdvisor Review - "Clifftopper Norwich"

    "Visited this very interesting antique shop which is full of quality antiques.The owner was extremely knowledgeable, very interesting and passionate about the items for sale."

  • JF, New York, USA

    "A wonderful dealer, so kind and thoughtful. A great oak panel and I love it."

  • GB, Midlands


    "Thanks for your help. Items received safely and my Husband is very happy with the items purchased."



  • CJ, London

    "Re oak settle: Thanks, I love it!"

  • tripadvisor review - Diane C, St. Albans

    EXQUISITE!!!!! You must visit this antiques emporium. It will take your breath away!

  • Maria Vladimirova, Nizhny Novgorod Region, Russian Federation

    "Прекрасный товар! Спасибо за вашу работу! Translated - A great item! Thank you for your work!"

  • tripadvisor review - Johnnie G, Norfolk

    “Probably the best antiques shop in East Anglia if you like early, high quality items.”

  • tripadvisor review - Michelle R, London

    “Genuinely the most interesting antiques shop I've even been in! A must-visit”

  • tripadvisor review - Rosemary P, Norwich

    "A nice antiques place for a browse"

  • TD, West Virginia, USA

    "I just wanted to let you know that I received the item today. It's a very nice piece. Also, thank you for the prompt delivery. Hope to do business with you again in the future."

  • PTR - USA

    "Just a quick note of thanks - the items arrived today & both are even better in person.  I am letting everyone know what a great dealer you are and how you are offering wonderful antiques!"

  • tripadvisor review - Andrew M, Dorchester




  • NC, Italy

    ""Hi.  The package arrived today at my home in Italy. The items were intact and as nice as I remembered them when visiting your shop whilst on holiday in England.""




  • JS, United Kingdom

    ""Item received. Wow! In perfect condition (thanks to your Packing Masterclass) and I am absolutely delighted (with both the item and Holt Antiques). Thanks!""

  • GE, UK


    ""The chair arrived this morning and it is even better than it looks in the photos.
    I am really happy with it.
    Thank you again for all your help and assistance.""



  • Miss DP, London

    ""Fantastic seller!!! Item posted asap. Would buy again.""

  • KB, USA

    ""Thank you again for all the lovely pieces and for the introduction to Stephen Morris Shipping all of which is making this transition much easier for me than I ever imagined.   I am so looking forward to seeing the table in situ.""  

  • JR, UK

    ""The item arrived safely this morning - so splendidly packed it took me about 15 minutes to get it out of the box!  Many thanks indeed to you and Carl for your prompt and courteous attention.""

  • PM, UK


    ""Just to let you know that the item arrived today safe and sound as you said it would!  Excellent wrapping and packaging. I thought I was pretty good at wrapping parcels but I concede....... and think I will have to hire you at Christmas for all the present wrapping !!
    Thanks for your excellent service ""



  • PTR, USA

    "The ARK arrived yesterday & I LOVE IT!!!  It is such a rare & wonderful antique.  Take care & thanks again. P"

  • AS, Suffolk:

    ""Item has arrived on time and beautifully packed.  Delighted with it.  A pleasure to do business with you.""

  • Mr F, USA

    "The parcel with the seven items has arrived. Everything traveled safely, thanks to your painstaking packing! I’m really pleased with every item."

  • RL, UK

    "Item arrived safe and well. Thrilled to bits with it. Thank you"


  • MB.UK

    ""Just to let you know that the painting arrived yesterday. We are thrilled with it.""




  • PGM, USA

    "Item arrived, and I LOVE IT! Appreciate perfect sale, perfect service. 5 STARS!"

  • DH, USA


    "Package arrived today safe and sound.  It is a wonderful Bellarmine.  Thanks for all you hard work and help."



  • MC, USA


    "Just returned home...  the item arrived shortly thereafter! Thanks so much for the care and promptness you have taken."



  • Della Hartley, Office Manager at Adam Partridge Actioneers & Valuers, Altrincham, Cheshire

    "Simply the best antiques shop I have seen in years"

  • PC and RC, UK

    "We just wanted to say 'thank you' for the considerable time you spent with us on Wednesday when we visited your shop.

    I have to say that we were pretty impressed with your knowledge on the very interesting subject of furniture.  Your shop contents are just wonderful."

  • BB, USA

    "The seller is very professional; the two items are wonderful!"

  • OK, USA

    ""Just wanted to let you know that I received the painting - she is absolutely stunning!!!   I will keep checking your site for future potential purchases!""


  • JW, West Midlands, UK

    "The chair is super. Fantastic form, condition and colour - many thanks."

  • GH, UK

    "We are delighted with the gothic panels which arrived safely this morning. The relief in the carving adds to their attraction, as does the slight convexity of the face surfaces.

    Thank you for the trouble you have taken - a very good result!"


  • DH, London

    ""I just wanted to say how thrilled I am with the fruitwood chairs that I have received via you carrier this morning.  I am thrilled to bits with them; they are really beautiful and exactly as you described and better in reality than in the photographs...""

  • JB - USA

    ""The item has arrived safely and it above and beyond expectation; I have always wanted one for my collection and I'm glad I waited for this choice object. With many thanks.""

  • LF - USA


    "All has arrived safely and we're very pleased. You are herewith awarded the Best "Packing of the Year" Award.
    Thanks and best regards"

  • MA - USA

    "My delivery arrived perfectly today. Wow that was fast! I am very pleased with the pieces. They were indeed well described. Thanks."

  • MC - USA

    " The item arrived today in perfect condition.  I was amazed at how quickly it came.  It's great!!!  Thanks for all your help and patience.  I look forward to my next purchase from you."

  • SR, United Kingdom

    "The Prior chair arrived safely early this morning, and is already looking very much at home here! Thank you so much -  it really is a lovely piece of furniture, and one I know we will enjoy."

  • DM - USA

    "Just wanted to let you know the item made it here. My neighbor signed for it and I picked it up this afternoon.
    It looks great with my other antiques.
    Thanks for getting it shipped so quickly."

  • DH - USA

    "The item arrived a little over an hour ago.  Took me a long time to get into it as you wrapped it very well.  Thank you for doing that. It is very nice, especially the size and proportions.  

    Thanks again for all you help."

  • Mrs B, West Country

    "Hi Parcel arrived today and I'm delighted with everything.  The caryatid is particularly lovely. .  Buying anything sight unseen is always a bit of a risk, but I thought your web site was particularly useful in that the photographs gave a good indication of condition / appearance and the additional printed information with dimensions and background provided all that a potential buyer needs to know. I am sure I will be back in the future." 

  • JE, Midlands, UK

    "Just a note to confirm receipt of the pew ends. They are rather splendid"

  • Mr D, East of England


  • Mr and Mrs T, Boxford, Suffolk

    Re: Antique Oak Dresser - "Our purchase fitted our need precisely and met all expectations. This firm gives the antiques trade a good name."

  • Bath Preservation Trust, No.1 Royal Crescent, Bath - P Andrews - Education Officer

    "Holt Antiques provided me with three fascinating items which I had found impossible to source anywhere else; I’m delighted with them and also the service I received."

  • C&S - UK

    Re: Gothic Counter Table - "We arrived home safely with the table. We're delighted with it."

  • PR, England

    Many thanks for the very attractive flagon which arrived this morning, it's a great addition to my collection.

  • MX, Malta

    Re: Five 16th Century Carved Oak Reredos Panels

    "The package was delivered this afternoon. Well done for the perfect packing. They will make a nice addition to my collection."

  • CM, Texas, USA

    "Pieces are beautiful.  Thank you."  

  • CN, England

    "Just to let you know that the paintings all arrived safe and sound (they were packed very well!).  We’re really happy with them and they look great in their new home.”

  • N - UK

    "Candlestick arrived safely - love it."

  • M, Anglesey, Wales

    Re: Oil Portrait Painting on Board

    "I have just unwrapped the painting and am thrilled with it.  Thank you!!"

  • B - USA

    Re: 17th Century Joint Stool - "The stool arrived without any trouble, and my wife was thrilled. I thank you very much for making this possible.  It never occurred to me that one could buy such an item on the internet as easily as one orders a book from Amazon. You will be hearing from us again, no doubt."


  • FT - USA

    Re: 18th Century Antique Oak Bible Box

    ““I could kiss you.  It's beautiful.  You have been so diligent with this project that I wish I could deal with more people like you here in the states. Your interest and service through fruition is laudatory.”” 

  • MB, USA

    "The item arrived today, safe and sound. I love it; thanks so much!" 

  • VV - Tennessee, USA

    Re 17th Century Joint Stool -

    "The joint stool arrived yesterday. Love it! Thank you so much!"

  • W - Kent

    "Hi - I just picked up the painting.....ooh my goodness....how utterly beautiful this is......im delighted!...thankyou. Hope to deal with you again"

  • H - East Anglia

    Re 18thC oak press cupboard - "We are delighted with it". 

  • SJ - UK

    "I am greatly thrilled with the magnificent coffer, and I am now learning to live with it very easily - it is wonderful"

  • JH - Canada

    "a beautiful painting and great service"

  • DW, USA

    “I want to let you know I really like the items ..... however I was blown away with the portrait.  It definitely oozes all the charm of the period.   They arrived all in good condition.”


  • JH - UK

    "The painting arrived today in perfect condition. We are delighted with our purchase and so pleased that it arrived so quickly and so beautifully packed."

  • CM - USA

    "Re: 17th Carved oak panel  - What a great piece!  So interesting the difference between seeing something in person and online” 

  • RC, United States

    Re: Pair of 17thC antique oak panels - "The panels arrived safely thanks to your excellent packing. I continue to look at your web site for the next object that sings to me." 

  • JS, Australia

    Re: 19th Century Portrait of a Family Group, Circa 1840  - "securely and safely packaged, lovely item"

  • RM, Canada

    Re: 17th Century English Antique Rush Nip - "a great item, wonderful to deal with and would highly recommend and thank you"

  • AS, Norfolk, England

    "Re: 17th Century oak settle - We are delighted to have such a lovely thing in our home "

  • MH, Europe

    "The painting has arrived- wonderful! I hope to get other nice items too from your shop"

  • HH, Australia

    Just to notify you that the beautiful item has arrived today, and I must say it was a big hit with my  husband.  The delicate lines and the unusual design have made us both happy.  I thankyou for the item as well as the clear instruction and secure packaging.


    Thankyou again.

  • Mr H, Munich, Germany

    "The painting has arrived today, it has an almost magical aura, great! Thank you very much for the perfect deal."

  • Mr C, Yorkshire

    "Thank you very much for the joint stool which I am sitting on as I write.  I like the stool very much and it is EXACTLY how you photographed it on your website"

  • FD, United States

    "I have just received the item and am excited to place it in its place of honour!  Its so fascinating! I love it!"

  • R H, Cumbria

    "Thanks for sending my stool so promptly, it is everything you described and more.

    It was nice talking to you over the phone and you being so warm and friendly answering all my questions."

  • N A, Orkney

    "Just to let you know that the piece arrived just now and its perfect and such good quality I'm thrilled! Many thanks"

  • Mr P H, USA

    Just wanted you to know that the candlesticks arrived safely and they are wonderful!

  • LN, Yorkshire

    June 2011 - Thank you so much for your great care and service.  Both the corner cabinet and painting you delivered yesterday far exceeded my expectations and are quite splendid. It is rare in these times to receive such personal attention and I hope we shall be able to do business again in the future.

  • Rev'd C W - East Anglia

    Many thanks for the swift delivery and great service. I now have two extra pieces of furniture that positively glow. The combination of condition and finish as well as reasonable price certainly mean that I will be back for more soon.

  • Mr G P, Wiltshire

    "The chair looks brilliant in our house and has pride of place on the gallery landing at the moment, we may move it and try other places but its certainly striking and in full view in its current position.”

  • Mr K T - Warwickshire

    Just to let you know the item arrived safely today.  I am delighted with it.  Thank you for such a good and friendly service.  I will keep watching your website and I know I will be buying in the future .  I am sure you would like to win the Lottery but the next best thing for you is if I win it.  You have some lovely antiques.

    Please feel free to use my comments as an endorsement.

  • Mr J R - Leicestershire

    Many thanks for the return of the item - we are both delighted in the restoration of it.


  • NL, Scotland

    The item arrived safely and is just what I was after. Thanks.

  • Mr J F, England

    Can I just thank you for the way you have handled the discussions between ourselves, it is really nice to deal with someone, who tries to make the item affordable and make the sale occur.  I really hope we can do business on something else in the future.

  • Mr C L, South Coast, England

    Dear Robin

     I collected the painting this morning.  I'm delighted with it.

  • Mrs E T, Scotland

    Very many thanks for superb service and a drawing which will give us great pleasure in the years to come.

  • Mr B, London

    The painting has just arrived, and I am delighted with it.

    Many thanks for such professional service. 

    I will certainly be keeping my eye on your web site in the future.


  • Mr and Mrs D, Peak District

    We were quite overwhelmed by the level of personal service that you gave us and the care that you took in ensuring that the clock was well installed.

    All this against a background of difficult travel conditions and the fact that you still had quite journey to make.

    Many thanks from us both for all of that and I hope that we can look after the clock in the manner that it deserves.

  • Kath Eastwood & Ian Paramore, Leicestershire

    "We are delighted and thrilled by the assistance and personal care we received using Holt antiques.
    We purchased a long case 30 hour grandfather clock from the company, but the time and effort Robin Dunkley went to in order to find the clock we wanted and then arrange delivery was the best service you could want.
    I recommend anyone to this company who wishes to purchase good antique furniture."

  • A Wiseman ( a repeat customer)

    '... The quality of their antiques, their knowledge and friendly approach make it a pleasure to buy from Holt Antiques. I love the pieces I've bought and can wholeheartedly recommend Robin Dunkley as someone to do business with.'


  • Mr C, Derbyshire

    Quick, efficient, would deal with again

  • Mr B - Cleveland

    Furniture arrived as planned and I must say we are absolutely delighted with the pieces, the courier was excellent. Thank you for your service

  • Mr T, North Yorkshire

    Many, many thanks for coming up today.  It was a pleasure to meet you and I thoroughly enjoyed your company. We both are absolutely delighted with the item and as you will have seen will be a treasured possession for many a year and I hope for many a generation. The service provided was beyond anything previously experienced and your passion is quite evident.

  • Mr H, Western Australia

    Excellent trouble free transaction. Fast International delivery. Thankyou

  • Mr L, Connecticut, USA

    Honest and easy to deal with, courteous, and anxious to save me, the buyer money re shipping costs

  • Mrs S, Surrey

    Prompt, well packaged, perfectly described.

  • Mr O, Moscow, Russia

    Very nice seller and excellent communication! Highly recommend.

  • Mr R, California, USA

    Beautiful candlesticks. Well packaged and very quick shipping

  • Mr W, Norfolk

    Very quick delivery. Excellent packing. Item even better than described. 5 * all round

  • Mr G, Liverpool


  • Mr B, Redcar

    Pleasure to deal with AAAA+

  • Mr K, London

    Arrived quickly. well packed items as described - will shop there again

  • Miss K, New York, USA

    Very personable & professional dealers-highest recommendation!