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

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04/09/20 - An Important Update Regarding Coronavirus (Covid-19) 4th September 2020

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).

Dear Customers...

As you are probably aware, the Coronavirus outbreak has caused unprecedented turmoil to the retail shop / High Street sector since 23rd March 2020 with all non-essential shops being forced to close. The UK Government took the decision to allow this sector which, includes Antiques Stores, to re-open from 15th June 2020, but only if we are able to meet specified criteria set out in the "COVID 19 HEALTH & SAFETY GUIDELINES". 
We must act responsibly during this challenging period, to ensure that the safety and wellbeing of both our staff and customers continues.

With the above in mind, we have had to make the difficult decision to keep our store at Walsingham closed for the time being to the general public. This situation will again be reviewed at the end of September 2020.

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The Management Team at Holt Antiques would like to thank every one of you for your continued support during this time.

Robin Dunkley

Managing Director, Holt Antique Furniture Ltd

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.

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