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.

18th Century Primitive English Antique Comb Back Windsor Armchair, Circa 1780

  • Reference : 2985
  • Availability : Available Now
  • Dimensions : Back Height 42" x Max Width (outer arm to outer arm) 25" x Seat Depth 14 1/2" x Seat Height 16"
  • Price : £1595


A primitive West-Country made English antique comb back windsor chair (ash and elm) based on a more refined design of the 1770's (see final image for the more refined chair where reference is made).

It is nice to think that during the late 18th Century, someone had seen a finer example of the chair with turned legs, stretcher, etc and must have approached an 18thC provincial craftsman or bodger to "make something similar".

Our chair clearly has a more "primitive approach" with shaped cresting rail; spindle back; three-part bow; shaped arm supports; thick two-part elm slab seat (with original pegs) and four roughly hewn and shaped legs secured to the seatboard with wedges.

Very good colour.

These chairs are hard to find.

A sturdy chair that is ready to go!

Condition - very historic loss to the left tip of the cresting rail and small loss to the hand rest of the left arm support - please refer to the images.

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