Holt Antiques at
Walsingham Mill
The Old Mill
Cokers Hill
Little Walsingham
NR22 6BN

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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.

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Sunday - closed

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Thursday - open - 11am to 4pm

Friday - open - 11am to 4pm

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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.

Attributed to John Webb (1611-1672) - 17th Century English Antique Carved Walnut Newel Post Finial in the Form of a Flower Basket

  • Reference : 3024
  • Availability : Available Now
  • Dimensions : Approx 14" high
  • Price : £1200


There are newel post finials and then there are newel post finials!

Sourced from a private collection on the Norfolk/Suffolk border, this finely carved newel post finial was once situated on the staircase of a great English Country House in the classical style now long since lost.

Reputedly by John Webb, the architect who was assistant to Inigo Jones from 1628 (Jones was famed for bringing the Palladian style to England from Italy); Webb and Jones were responsible jointly for the design of Wilton House, Wiltshire along with many other projects.

Webb acted as a spy for Charles I as well as designing the first classical portico for The Vyne, Hampshire in 1654.

Upon Jones' death in 1652, he inherited a substantial fortune as well as a library of drawings and designs, many of which dated back to Jones' influential travels to Italy.

Other designs by Webb include Greenwich Palace (commissioned by Charles II in the 1660's); Kingston Lacy, a stately home situated in Dorset along with the designed rebuild of Belvoir Castle in Leicestershire.

Although unrelated, similar newel post finials can be seen on the great staircase of Ham House, Surrey, constructed by the carpenter Thomas Carter in 1638-39.

The stunning carving features fruit above a classical urn supported on a raised circular foot attached to a square plinth base.

Condition - as per images.

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