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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
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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
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31379 Carved Gothic style panels
QTY: SOLD £80 Each
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31365 Hand-carved limewash teak church style panels
QTY: SOLD £80 Each
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31312 C18th handcarved limewood female figure
QTY: SOLD £645
31115 Salvaged old wooden horse heads
QTY: 4 £39 Each
SOLD
31078 Mid 17thC hand carved oak panels
QTY: SOLD £425 The Pair
30931 Blue reclaimed carved teak frame
QTY: 1 £400
30893 C19th carved oak panels with Ionic pillars
QTY: 1 Set £2,250 The Set
30892 Salvaged Victorian thumb locks
QTY: 3 £50 Each
30856 Decorative hand-finished curtain finials
QTY: 2 Pairs £95 Per Pair
30660 Reclaimed pine shop front
QTY: 1 Job Lot £975 Job Lot
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30600 Antique carved latticework wooden panels
QTY: SOLD £2,950 The Set
30567 Substantial wooden plinth or platform
QTY: 1 £450
30374 Reclaimed antique carved wood panels
QTY: 3 £45 From
30048 Gothic oak sections from church confessional
QTY: Job Lot £695 Job Lot
29895 Old Indian hand painted elephants
QTY: 2 Remaining £25 From
29648 Large ornately carved mirror or door frame
QTY: 1 £975
29470 Ornate Moroccan pine door frame
QTY: 1 £375
29422 Reclaimed solid wood finials / post tops
QTY: 1 Remaining £20 From
29337 Old carved hardwood arch from India
QTY: 1 £900
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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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