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Antique Sculptures For Sale

Antique Carvings from LoveAntiques

Antique Carvings

Unlike items cast using a mould and hot metals, carved items require the artist to slowly chip away at the block of material to ‘reveal’ the artwork within. This is usually achieved using metal chisels and a mallet to add more force to the blow but can also include chip carving where just a chisel with no mallet is used, and whittling which uses a sharp knife instead of a chisel. The most common materials to carve are wood and stone and examples of these have been found to date back many thousands of years. No matter what the age, the skill of the artist is to understand how the material has been formed and where the natural weaknesses are so they can work in harmony with them. Those working in wood will know that carving with the grain is far more effective than against the grain (which chips more easily) and that a tighter grain will hold more detail. Similarly a competent stone mason will know how soft or hard each type of stone is and how it should break or chip even before they hit it.


For those who collect carvings the love is often both for the skill of the craftsperson to bring that piece to life, as well as the way it has continued to age over time. The inherent moisture and internal pressures in wood will cause it to crack and bend over time as if still somehow alive, and stone left out in the weather will slowly wear away the details and become home to moss, lichen and more. It is this ability for carvings to constantly evolve even after they have been completed which make antique and vintage pieces so much more special than new examples.


At LoveAntiques we have a fine selection of Antique and Vintage carvings for all your needs.

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Pair of 19th Century Root Carvings

£ 260

€303
$319
Pair of 19th Century Root Carvings

Pair of 19th Century Root Carvings

£ 260

€303
$319

The Old Yard

A Set of Three 19th Century Black Forest Carvings

£ 595

€693
$730
A Set of Three 19th Century Black Forest Carvings

A Set of Three 19th Century Black Forest Carvings

£ 595

€693
$730

Martlesham Antiques

19th Century Sandstone Carving

£ 2,850

€3,320
$3,498
19th Century Sandstone Carving

19th Century Sandstone Carving

£ 2,850

€3320
$3498

The Old Yard

Large Chinese Carved & Painted Horse

£ 585

€681
$718
Large Chinese Carved & Painted Horse

Large Chinese Carved & Painted Horse

£ 585

€681
$718

Trade Antiques

Antique Chinese Carved Giltwood Temple Panel

£ 135

€157
$166
Antique Chinese Carved Giltwood Temple Panel

Antique Chinese Carved Giltwood Temple Panel

£ 135

€157
$166

Rams Head Antiques

Pair of 1920's Large Carved Wood Sphinx

£ 2,850

€3,320
$3,498
Pair of 1920's Large Carved Wood Sphinx

Pair of 1920's Large Carved Wood Sphinx

£ 2,850

€3320
$3498

The Old Yard

Small Victorian Alabaster Carving of Recumbent Dog

£ 110

€128
$135
Small Victorian Alabaster Carving of Recumbent Dog

Small Victorian Alabaster Carving of Recumbent Dog

£ 110

€128
$135

The Three MusCATeers

Lovely Quality 19th Century Black Forest Carving of Wild Boar

£ 1,250

€1,456
$1,534
Large Decorative Indian Stained Hardwood Carving

£ 1,450

€1,689
$1,780
18th Century Carved Figure of Madonna and Child

Newark Antiques and Interiors Ltd

18th Century Carved Figure of Madonna and Child

£ 2,815

€3,279
$3,455
18th Century Carved Figure of Madonna and Child

18th Century Carved Figure of Madonna and Child

£ 2,815

€3279
$3455

Newark Antiques and Interiors Ltd

Large Italian Carved Alabaster Sculpture by Pugi

£ 2,750

€3,203
$3,375
Large Italian Carved Alabaster Sculpture by Pugi

Large Italian Carved Alabaster Sculpture by Pugi

£ 2,750

€3203
$3375

Burgett Langfield

Alabaster Abstract Sculpture

Mark Stacey Antiques & Decorative

Alabaster Abstract Sculpture

£ 225

€262
$276
Alabaster Abstract Sculpture

Alabaster Abstract Sculpture

£ 225

€262
$276

Mark Stacey Antiques & Decorative

Japanese Carved Wood Figure

Graham Smith Antiques Ltd

Japanese Carved Wood Figure

£ 395

€460
$485
Japanese Carved Wood Figure

Japanese Carved Wood Figure

£ 395

€460
$485

Graham Smith Antiques Ltd

A Fine Pair of Italian Wall Brackets

Mark Stacey Antiques & Decorative

A Fine Pair of Italian Wall Brackets

£ 2,795

€3,255
$3,431
A Fine Pair of Italian Wall Brackets

A Fine Pair of Italian Wall Brackets

£ 2,795

€3255
$3431

Mark Stacey Antiques & Decorative

Carved Wooden Butchers or Waiter

£ 345

€402
$423
Carved Wooden Butchers or Waiter

Carved Wooden Butchers or Waiter

£ 345

€402
$423

Attrells

Large Late 19th Century Carved Monkey

£ 2,500

€2,912
$3,069
Large Late 19th Century Carved Monkey

Large Late 19th Century Carved Monkey

£ 2,500

€2912
$3069

Youngs Antiques

Japanese Carved Wood Foo Dog

Graham Smith Antiques Ltd

Japanese Carved Wood Foo Dog

£ 395

€460
$485
Japanese Carved Wood Foo Dog

Japanese Carved Wood Foo Dog

£ 395

€460
$485

Graham Smith Antiques Ltd

2 Oak Carvings From Masons Lodge

£ 125

€146
$153
2 Oak Carvings From Masons Lodge

2 Oak Carvings From Masons Lodge

£ 125

€146
$153

Treehouse Antiques

Carved Bone Corpus Christi

Hutton-Clarke Antiques

Carved Bone Corpus Christi

£ 145

€169
$178
Carved Bone Corpus Christi

Carved Bone Corpus Christi

£ 145

€169
$178

Hutton-Clarke Antiques

Large Italian Carved Limestone Fruit Basket

£ 995

€1,159
$1,221
Black Forest Carved Shoe

£ 48

€56
$59
Black Forest Carved Shoe

Black Forest Carved Shoe

£ 48

€56
$59

Deviantik

Black Forest Carving of Old Man

£ 89

€104
$109
Black Forest Carving of Old Man

Black Forest Carving of Old Man

£ 89

€104
$109

Deviantik

French Carved Wood Lady's Head Bust Sculpture

£ 695

€810
$853
French Carved Wood Lady's Head Bust Sculpture

French Carved Wood Lady's Head Bust Sculpture

£ 695

€810
$853

Cheshire Antiques Consultant

Antique Carved Figure of St. Roch

Newark Antiques and Interiors Ltd

Antique Carved Figure of St. Roch

£ 1,375

€1,602
$1,688
Antique Carved Figure of St. Roch

Antique Carved Figure of St. Roch

£ 1,375

€1602
$1688

Newark Antiques and Interiors Ltd

Large Quality Carved Hardwood Chinese Figure of Immortal

£ 725

€844
$890
Large Quality Carved Hardwood Chinese Figure of Immortal

Large Quality Carved Hardwood Chinese Figure of Immortal

£ 725

€844
$890

Unique Antiques By Emma Jade

Quality Antique Chinese Carved Hardwood Group

£ 495

€577
$608
Quality Antique Chinese Carved Hardwood Group

Quality Antique Chinese Carved Hardwood Group

£ 495

€577
$608

Unique Antiques By Emma Jade

Quality Antique Chinese Carved Hardwood Figure

£ 485

€565
$595
Quality Antique Chinese Carved Hardwood Figure

Quality Antique Chinese Carved Hardwood Figure

£ 485

€565
$595

Unique Antiques By Emma Jade

A 17th Century Italian Walnut Carving

£ 1,450

€1,689
$1,780
A 17th Century Italian Walnut Carving

A 17th Century Italian Walnut Carving

£ 1,450

€1689
$1780

Antique & Modern Living

Three Brimanie Monks - 18th Century in Carved Wood

€ 12,500

£10,732
$13,173
Three Brimanie Monks - 18th Century in Carved Wood

Three Brimanie Monks - 18th Century in Carved Wood

€ 12,500

£10732
$13173

Alain Michel Antiques

Pair of Oak Terms

Salisbury Antiques Centre

Pair of Oak Terms

£ 425

€495
$522
Pair of Oak Terms

Pair of Oak Terms

£ 425

€495
$522

Salisbury Antiques Centre

Italian 19th Century Alabaster Female on Plinth

Marlborough Antiques & Interiors

Italian 19th Century Alabaster Female on Plinth

Reserved
Italian 19th Century Alabaster Female on Plinth

Italian 19th Century Alabaster Female on Plinth

Reserved

Marlborough Antiques & Interiors

Venetian Carved Blackamoore

POA

Venetian Carved Blackamoore

Venetian Carved Blackamoore

POA

Georgian Antiques

Stone Carved Sculpture of Entwined Couple

£ 225

€262
$276
Stone Carved Sculpture of Entwined Couple

Stone Carved Sculpture of Entwined Couple

£ 225

€262
$276

Campbell Vintage