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.

Follower of Thomas Gainsborough FRSA (1727-1788), English School Antique Oil Portrait Painting of a Gentleman Wearing a Tricorn Hat

  • Reference : HAFRA
  • Availability : Available Now
  • Dimensions : Height 76cm x width 60cm x depth 2cm
  • Price : £3950


Sourced from a private Suffolk-based farmhouse here in England, we offer for sale this fine 18th Century English School Portrait of a gentleman (possibly a lawyer).

Interestingly, the canvas bears the name of Thomas Gainsborough verso.  Could the portrait be by the artist himself bearing in mind he originated from Suffolk and the portrait was sourced there?

Image-wise and stylistically, the canvas does bear similarities to Gainsborough's earlier works and the tricorn hat (an unusual feature in portraits of the period) does bear a resemblance to the tricorn hat displayed in the portrait of Mr and Mrs Andrews (painted in about 1750) and held in the collection of The National Gallery in London.

The above is purely our opinion and any potential buyer must make up their own mind.

Condition - offered for sale unframed. Cleaned historically. There is a minor surface mark, specifically to his right lapel to the right of his stock however this does not really detract and the portrait still displays incredibly well.

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We are a member of LAPADA (London and Provincial Antique Dealers Association) and CINOA.  LAPADA is the UK’s largest trade association for professional art & antique dealers (representing approximately 500 UK dealer members). CINOA is the world association of Art & Antique dealer associations (representing 5000 dealers from 32 associations in 22 countries).

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