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35824 Antique pine quatrefoil carved sections
QTY: 1 Pair £90 The Pair
35711 Old carved oak architectural rounded sections
QTY: Job Lot £295 Job Lot
35681 Section of reclaimed gothic tracery
QTY: 1 £265
35632 Old decorative oak frieze
QTY: 1 £225
35575 Massive antique French decorative surround
QTY: 1 £1,350
35573 Five tall antique Georgian pine pilasters
QTY: SOLD £825 Job Lot
35287 Parcel of antique Gothic oak tracery
QTY: Job Lot £195 Job Lot
34997 Ornate Flemish 18th C fire or door surround
QTY: 1 £8,150
34982 Unusual carved oak surmount
QTY: 1 £125
34829 17th C Renaissance soldier oval elm plaque
QTY: 1 £625
34749 Salvaged Victorian carved oak panel
QTY: 1 £175
34438 Pair of rare antique barge boards
QTY: 1 Pair £495 The Pair
34426 Old carved oak barge board sections
QTY: Job Lot £950 Job Lot
34419 Section of ancient carved oak fascia board
QTY: 1 £495
34408 Section of antique carved decorative oak
QTY: 1 £125
33958 Gothic tracery style hardwood panels
QTY: 20 Remaining £65 From
33697 Reclaimed carved Mehrab arches
QTY: SOLD £4,000 The Set
33689 Long old carved teak beam or lintel
QTY: 1 £650
33670 Large Italian carved pine frieze or surmount
QTY: 1 £185
33551 Small mihrab arches originally from a shrine
QTY: 1 £145
33543 Rare 18th century pair of carved angels
QTY: 1 Pair £3,200 The Pair
33542 Antique carved wooden panels
QTY: 2 £265 Each
33150 Ornate foliate teak beam carved in 1938
QTY: 1 £685
32955 Reclaimed large hardwood pattress plates
QTY: 10 £8 Each
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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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