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33150 Ornate foliate teak beam carved in 1938
QTY: 1 £685
32963 Antique oak newel post finials
QTY: SOLD £145 The Pair
32955 Reclaimed large hardwood pattress plates
QTY: 10 £8 Each
32954 Old decorative hardwood pattress plates
QTY: SOLD £10 Each
32953 Original hardwood billiard table leg plates
QTY: 4 £8 Each
32952 Ornate hardwood pattress plates
QTY: 5 £10 Each
32951 Reclaimed hardwood pattress plates
QTY: SOLD £8 Each
32950 Chunky old hardwood pattress plates
QTY: SOLD £8 Each
32949 Decorative old billiard table leg covers
QTY: 6 £8 Each
32948 Simplistic old hardwood pattress plates
QTY: SOLD £8 Each
32947 Original hardwood pattress plates
QTY: 12 £10 Each
32888 Charming selection of wood carving panels
QTY: 7 £75 Each
32723 Heavy antique carved teak decorative slabs
QTY: 2 £395 Each
32624 Set of 18thC carved stair embellishments
QTY: 18 Sections £495 Job Lot
32622 Ornamental long carved teak section
QTY: 1 £295
32621 Parcel of antique Indian carved wood sections
QTY: 5 Panels £295 Job Lot
32616 Antique carved teak sections from India
QTY: 4 Remaining £50 Each
32609 Reclaimed shabby teak column bases
QTY: 1 Pair £110 The Pair
32586 Old ornately carved timber section
QTY: SOLD £210
32406 Antique selection of Indian wooden arches
QTY: 2 Pair Remaining £175 Per Pair
32405 Unusual wooden Moroccan panel
32395 Antique oak staircase newel finial
QTY: 1 £120
32383 Reclaimed Rajasthani ornate roof beam
QTY: 2 £895 Each
32382 Ornate Moroccan arch door frame
QTY: 1 £1,450
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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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