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21349 Job Lot of Oak Panels / Doors / Fire Surround
QTY: Job Lot £7,500 Job Lot
21302 Gothic Wooden Arch Frame with Doors
QTY: 1 Set £3,750 The Set
SOLD
21271 Reclaimed Gothic Wooden Tracery Arch Sections
QTY: SOLD £1,150 The Set
21270 Reclaimed Wooden Spanish Rococo Style Pelmets
QTY: 2 £575 Each
21164 Salvaged Old Teak Pillars and Beam with Panel
QTY: 1 £1,250
21163 Decorative Old Hand Carved Teak Triple Arch
QTY: 1 £1,750
21162 Hand Carved Teak Wooden Triple Arch Set
QTY: 1 £2,500
21161 Old Ornate Hand Carved Teak Triple Arch Set
QTY: 1 £2,250
21160 Salvaged Old Carved Teak Wooden Triple Arch
QTY: 1 £1,900
21159 Reclaimed Hand Carved Teak Wooden Triple Arch
QTY: 1 £2,250
21143 Salvaged Hand Carved Decorative Wooden Panel
QTY: 1 £350
SOLD
21141 Old Gothic Low Level Carved Wooden Panel
QTY: SOLD £450
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Carved Wood


The history of woodcarving in Britain dates back to around the 12th Century, where devotional work in carved wood can be found in British churches and cathedrals, on Misericords, Reredos and Choir Stalls, based on gothic traditions of architecture.

The latter half of the Middle ages and the Tudor period saw an explosion of woodcarving, not only in churches but also in domestic architecture. This was the golden age of wood carving in Britain and carved surfaces could be found from a simple chamfer on a ceiling beam in a merchants house to elaborate floral patterns, gothic tracery and figurative decoration found on rood screens, pews, pulpits and font covers throughout medieval churches in Britain. This tradition continued into the Renaissance period where Elizabethan and Jacobean styles continued to be popular in domestic architecture. Wood carving of the period can be found mostly on moveable furniture - chests, cupboards, beds and chairs, but also can be found on room panelling, mantlepieces and staircases. Even when the original houses or furniture no longer survive, many of the better carved panels were saved and were incorporated into new pieces of furniture or just hung as decorative panels.

The last of the great carving era of British architecture was the 17th and 18th century, where we can find the exquisite work of Grinling Gibbons and his peers. Carving of this period was very fine and heavily based on nature with grapes, ears of corn and other fine details incorporated into the carving. 

We love wood carving and buy and sell antique carved oak panels, carved spindles, sections of gothic tracery, medieval carved friezes and other sections of carved wood. 

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