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

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

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07551 383897

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01328 821763


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News

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.

Attributed to William Mulready (1786-1863) - entitled "Fair Time (Returning from the Ale House) - Circa 1809-1840

Information

This is lovely picture that would suit any home!

Attributed to Irish genre artist, William Mulready R.A. (1786-1863), we are able to offer for sale this delightful watercolour of large proportions.  The original oil remains in the collection of the Tate Gallery.

The history of the painting is as follows (extracted from the Tate's archives);

""Humorous scenes of village life became popular in the early 1800s. They presented a supposedly simple and honest rural lifestyle which appealed to urban audiences. Mulready specialised in such scenes, but overstepped the mark with this early work.

This picture was exhibited in 1809 as Returning from the Ale-House, but was not well-received. Critics attacked the 'disgusting spectacle' of drunken men surrounded by children. Mulready exhibited it again in 1840, making it brighter and changing the title to Fair Time. This gave a festive excuse for the men's behaviour, making the picture more acceptable. It was bought by the collector Robert Vernon.""

The picture we are offering for sale is set behind glass, within a mount and surrounded by a wooden gilt frame.

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