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32037 Heavyweight teak plinth / base
QTY: 2 £375 Each
32025 Reclaimed carved wood hanging panels
QTY: 6 £85 Each
32024 Original carved teak wall hanging panels
QTY: 6 £85 Each
32018 Uniquely carved teak wall hanging panels
QTY: 6 £85 Each
32014 Decorative reclaimed teak ornate wall panels
QTY: 6 £90 Each
32012 Salvaged teak decorative hanging panels
QTY: 6 £90 Each
31993 Pair of reclaimed Georgian oak corbels
QTY: SOLD £425 The Pair
31757 Old hardwood West African tribal doors
QTY: 2 £985 Each
31621 Georgian wood oak door arch
QTY: 1 £600
31615 Salvaged teak hand carved corbels
QTY: 1 Remaining £275 Each
31614 Antique hand carved teak corbels
QTY: 2 £275 Each
31604 Victorian ornate gothic lectern panels
QTY: Job Lot £2,950
31585 Set of 4 short carved antique teak pillars
QTY: 1 Set £395 The Set
31572 Ornate old carved mehrab arch from India
QTY: 1 £895
31512 Large old Nandi cow painting on teak
QTY: 1 £645
31511 Old Indian Nandi bull Paintings on teak
QTY: 1 Pair £1,075 The Pair
31510 Antique Nandi bull paintings on teak boards
QTY: 1 Pair £1,250 The Pair
31509 Unusual Vintage Indian painted lion boards
QTY: 2 £545 Each
31468 Set of four salvaged teak pillars
QTY: SOLD £695 The Set
31406 Pair of reclaimed teak and sandstone pillars
QTY: 1 Pair £1,100 The Pair
31402 Unusual salvaged teak square pillars
QTY: 1 Pair £1,100 The Pair
31399 Striking teak pillars with stone bases
QTY: SOLD £875 The Pair
31398 Salvaged teak pillars with stone bases
QTY: 1 Pair £1,100 The Pair
31312 C18th handcarved limewood female figure
QTY: SOLD £645
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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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