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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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 Pair of Late 17th Century/ Early 18th Century English / Scottish Antique Wrought Iron Fire Dogs or Spit Dogs / Andirons

  • Reference : HAFFF1
  • Availability : Available Now
  • Dimensions : Height 25" x Depth 25 1/2" x Width (front) 11 3/4"
  • Price : £695


A fine pair of late 17th / early 18th Century fire dogs.  Also known as spit dogs or andirons. "Andirons" is derived from the old French word "andier" but is a little confusing as it does not relate to iron!

These dogs were used for supporting logs in an open fireplace and were also designed to support a spit at the front which would be used to cook various joints of meat in front of the open fire.  

English or Scottish origin.  

Sourced from a private owner who is a direct descendant of James Stuart, 4th Earl of Moray (c. 1611 – 4 March 1653), but now resides in East Anglia, United Kingdom.  These dogs have been in the same family since the early 19th Century until being acquired by us.

Condition - very good as per images

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