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25236 Early Venetian Oak Carved Overdoor
QTY: 1 £3,250
Reserved until 27/07/2018
25220 Green Onyx Carved Console Shelf/Table
QTY: 1 £4,250
25203 Ornately Carved Oak Buffet with Game Birds
QTY: 1 £5,250
24866 Reclaimed Decorative Rectangular Wood Panels
QTY: 7 £75 Each
24855 Reclaimed Ornately Carved Hardwood Brackets
QTY: 1 Pair £150 The Pair
24713 19th Century Hand Carved Oak Game Panels
QTY: SOLD £500 Each
24661 Old Ornately Carved Long Hardwood Frieze
QTY: 1 £650
24577 Reclaimed Ornately Carved Oak Arch / Surmount
QTY: 1 Set £450 The Set
24435 Hand Carved Indonesian Figures Wooden Panel
QTY: 1 £595
24136 Set of Small Carved Oak Corbels and Supports
QTY: 1 Set £180 The Set
23932 Reclaimed Gothic Oak Altar Rails Balustrades
QTY: 1 Pair £2,750 The Pair
23851 Vintage Gold Painted Arched Surmount / Header
QTY: 1 £250
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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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