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Antique Carvings

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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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Antique 19th Century Chinese Root Carving

£ 995

€1,162
$1,252
Antique 19th Century Chinese Root Carving

Antique 19th Century Chinese Root Carving

£ 995

€1162
$1252

London City Antiques

Large Art Deco Spelter Group of 2 Seagulls

£ 245

€286
$308
Large Art Deco Spelter Group of 2 Seagulls

Large Art Deco Spelter Group of 2 Seagulls

£ 245

€286
$308

Merchant House Antiques

Large Antique Chinese Carved Hardwood Buddha

£ 685

€800
$862
Large Antique Chinese Carved Hardwood Buddha

Large Antique Chinese Carved Hardwood Buddha

£ 685

€800
$862

Rams Head Antiques

Chinese Wood Carving of Oxen or Water Buffalo

£ 150

€175
$189
Chinese Wood Carving of Oxen or Water Buffalo

Chinese Wood Carving of Oxen or Water Buffalo

£ 150

€175
$189

Henley Street Antiques

Antique 18th Century Fleur De Lis

£ 450

€526
$566
Antique 18th Century Fleur De Lis

Antique 18th Century Fleur De Lis

£ 450

€526
$566

Fincraigs Antiques

Antique Carved Lacquered Buddha Indo-Chinese Deity

£ 585

€683
$736
Antique Carved Lacquered Buddha Indo-Chinese Deity

Antique Carved Lacquered Buddha Indo-Chinese Deity

£ 585

€683
$736

Rams Head Antiques

Decorative Bird Hand Carved & Painted

£ 140

€164
$176
Decorative Bird Hand Carved & Painted

Decorative Bird Hand Carved & Painted

£ 140

€164
$176

Campbell Vintage

Painted & Hand Carved Folk Art Bird

£ 140

€164
$176
Painted & Hand Carved Folk Art Bird

Painted & Hand Carved Folk Art Bird

£ 140

€164
$176

Campbell Vintage

Hand Carved & Monochrome Painted Decorative Bird

£ 140

€164
$176
Hand Carved & Monochrome Painted Decorative Bird

Hand Carved & Monochrome Painted Decorative Bird

£ 140

€164
$176

Campbell Vintage

Hand Carved & Painted Decorative Duck

£ 140

€164
$176
Hand Carved & Painted Decorative Duck

Hand Carved & Painted Decorative Duck

£ 140

€164
$176

Campbell Vintage

Hand Carved & Painted Decorative Bird

£ 150

€175
$189
Hand Carved & Painted Decorative Bird

Hand Carved & Painted Decorative Bird

£ 150

€175
$189

Campbell Vintage

Hand Carved & Decorated Bird Using Straw

£ 110

€128
$138
Hand Carved & Decorated Bird Using Straw

Hand Carved & Decorated Bird Using Straw

£ 110

€128
$138

Campbell Vintage

Folk Art Decorative Bird Carved & Painted

£ 140

€164
$176
Folk Art Decorative Bird Carved & Painted

Folk Art Decorative Bird Carved & Painted

£ 140

€164
$176

Campbell Vintage

Hand Carved & Painted Folk Art Decorative Bird

£ 145

€169
$182
Hand Carved & Painted Folk Art Decorative Bird

Hand Carved & Painted Folk Art Decorative Bird

£ 145

€169
$182

Campbell Vintage

Hand Carved & Painted Folk Art Decorative Bird

£ 145

€169
$182
Hand Carved & Painted Folk Art Decorative Bird

Hand Carved & Painted Folk Art Decorative Bird

£ 145

€169
$182

Campbell Vintage

Hand Carved & Painted Decorative Bird

£ 145

€169
$182
Hand Carved & Painted Decorative Bird

Hand Carved & Painted Decorative Bird

£ 145

€169
$182

Campbell Vintage

Hand Carved & Painted Decorative Bird

£ 145

€169
$182
Hand Carved & Painted Decorative Bird

Hand Carved & Painted Decorative Bird

£ 145

€169
$182

Campbell Vintage

Saint Anne & The Virgin Mary in Polychrome Wood - 18th Century

€ 2,300

£1,969
$2,477
Statue of a Saint Oak  Height 20 Inch 1820

£ 485

€567
$610
Statue of a Saint Oak  Height 20 Inch 1820

Statue of a Saint Oak Height 20 Inch 1820

£ 485

€567
$610

Trade Antiques

A 17th Century Hand Carved Oak Putti Wall Shelf

Marlborough Antiques & Interiors

A 17th Century Hand Carved Oak Putti Wall Shelf

£ 1,250

€1,460
$1,572
A 17th Century Hand Carved Oak Putti Wall Shelf

A 17th Century Hand Carved Oak Putti Wall Shelf

£ 1,250

€1460
$1572

Marlborough Antiques & Interiors

Yorkshire Critters Carved Oak Figure of a Majestic Cow

Philip Allison Antiques and Decorative Arts

Yorkshire Critters Carved Oak Figure of a Majestic Cow

£ 250

€292
$314
Yorkshire Critters Carved Oak Figure of a Majestic Cow

Yorkshire Critters Carved Oak Figure of a Majestic Cow

£ 250

€292
$314

Philip Allison Antiques and Decorative Arts

Small Black Forest Carved Bear

Antique & Modern Living

Small Black Forest Carved Bear

£ 395

€461
$497
Small Black Forest Carved Bear

Small Black Forest Carved Bear

£ 395

€461
$497

Antique & Modern Living

Coco De Mer c.1900

£ 425

€496
$535
Coco De Mer c.1900

Coco De Mer c.1900

£ 425

€496
$535

Jo Brayshaw

Pair of Indonesian Wall Plaques

£ 185

€216
$233
Pair of Indonesian Wall Plaques

Pair of Indonesian Wall Plaques

£ 185

€216
$233

Kernow Furniture

Large Weeping Buddha

Kernow Furniture

Large Weeping Buddha

£ 495

€578
$623
Large Weeping Buddha

Large Weeping Buddha

£ 495

€578
$623

Kernow Furniture

Large Late 17th Century Flemish Oak Figure of Winged Angel

£ 7,950

€9,287
$10,000
Large Late 17th Century Flemish Oak Figure of Winged Angel

Large Late 17th Century Flemish Oak Figure of Winged Angel

£ 7,950

€9287
$10000

Marlborough Antiques & Interiors

Pair of Chinese Hardwood Fu Temple Lions 1830

£ 1,250

€1,460
$1,572
Pair of Chinese Hardwood Fu Temple Lions 1830

Pair of Chinese Hardwood Fu Temple Lions 1830

£ 1,250

€1460
$1572

Trade Antiques

Pair of Hand Carved Oak Angels

£ 695

€812
$874
Pair of Hand Carved Oak Angels

Pair of Hand Carved Oak Angels

£ 695

€812
$874

Treehouse Antiques

5ft Italian Original Paint Carved Saint 1830

£ 22,500

€26,284
$28,302
5ft Italian Original Paint Carved Saint 1830

5ft Italian Original Paint Carved Saint 1830

£ 22,500

€26284
$28302

Trade Antiques

Stone Grotesques / Statues

Sunnyside Antiques

Stone Grotesques / Statues

£ 2,850

€3,329
$3,585
Stone Grotesques / Statues

Stone Grotesques / Statues

£ 2,850

€3329
$3585

Sunnyside Antiques