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

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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.

A Fine 19th Century Antique Treen Goose Wing Knitting Sheath

  • Reference : HAFRM4367
  • Availability : Available Now
  • Dimensions : Length 9 1/2"
  • Price : £295


A fine 19th Century goose wing knitting sheath with motifs and geometric borders, carved initials and turned and chip carved handle.

Provenance from Eden Vale, North West England - a similar example can be seen in the book "The Knitting Sheath" by Peter C D Brears, Page 30.

Sheaths were worn on the right hand side of a knitter, in a sloping position; where they held the bottom end of the needle on which the loops were formed when knitting, the top end being held by the right hand, which also handled the wool.  The purpose of a sheath was to take the weight of the work and to prevent the stitches slipping off the bottom of the double-ended needle.

Condition - excellent patina.  This does appear to have been varnished at the point of maunfacture.

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