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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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Hutton-Clarke Antiques

Carved Bone Corpus Christi

£ 145

€172
$175

Carved Bone Corpus Christi

£ 145

€172
$175

Hutton-Clarke Antiques

£ 995

€1,179
$1,202

£ 1,200

€1,422
$1,450

Large 17th Century Hunting Scene

£ 1,200

€1422
$1450

Youngs Antiques

£ 48

€57
$58

Black Forest Carved Shoe

£ 48

€57
$58

Deviantik

£ 89

€105
$108

Black Forest Carving of Old Man

£ 89

€105
$108

Deviantik

£ 695

€824
$840

French Carved Wood Lady's Head Bust Sculpture

£ 695

€824
$840

Cheshire Antiques Consultant

Newark Antiques and Interiors Ltd

Antique Carved Figure of St. Roch

£ 1,375

€1,630
$1,661

Antique Carved Figure of St. Roch

£ 1,375

€1630
$1661

Newark Antiques and Interiors Ltd

£ 725

€859
$876

Large Quality Carved Hardwood Chinese Figure of Immortal

£ 725

€859
$876

Unique Antiques By Emma Jade

£ 495

€587
$598

Quality Antique Chinese Carved Hardwood Group

£ 495

€587
$598

Unique Antiques By Emma Jade

£ 485

€575
$586

Quality Antique Chinese Carved Hardwood Figure

£ 485

€575
$586

Unique Antiques By Emma Jade

£ 1,450

€1,719
$1,752

A 17th Century Italian Walnut Carving

£ 1,450

€1719
$1752

Antique & Modern Living

€ 12,500

£10,547
$12,744

Three Brimanie Monks - 18th Century in Carved Wood

€ 12,500

£10547
$12744

Alain Michel Antiques

Salisbury Antiques Centre

Pair of Oak Terms

£ 425

€504
$514

Pair of Oak Terms

£ 425

€504
$514

Salisbury Antiques Centre

Marlborough Antiques & Interiors

Italian 19th Century Alabaster Female on Plinth

£ 2,250

€2,667
$2,719

Italian 19th Century Alabaster Female on Plinth

£ 2,250

€2667
$2719

Marlborough Antiques & Interiors

POA

Venetian Carved Blackamoore

POA

Georgian Antiques

£ 225

€267
$272

Stone Carved Sculpture of Entwined Couple

£ 225

€267
$272

Campbell Vintage

£ 950

€1,126
$1,148

Stylish Norwegian Mangle Board Dated 1833

£ 950

€1126
$1148

Koos Limburg Jnr

£ 2,000

€2,370
$2,417

Antique Late Qing Dynasty Chinese Carved Green Jade Gold Fish Sculpture

£ 2,000

€2370
$2417

Cheshire Antiques Consultant

Antique & Decorative

Antique Carved Ceiling Boss

£ 110

€130
$133

Antique Carved Ceiling Boss

£ 110

€130
$133

Antique & Decorative

School House Antiques

Chinese Soap Stone Monkey Group

£ 1,495

€1,772
$1,806

Chinese Soap Stone Monkey Group

£ 1,495

€1772
$1806

School House Antiques

Antique and Unique

Vintage Carved Decoy Duck

£ 99

€117
$120

Vintage Carved Decoy Duck

£ 99

€117
$120

Antique and Unique

Antique and Unique

Vintage Painted Decoy Duck

£ 135

€160
$163

Vintage Painted Decoy Duck

£ 135

€160
$163

Antique and Unique

£ 192

€228
$232

Antique Hand Painted Decoy Duck

£ 192

€228
$232

Antique and Unique

£ 1,650

€1,956
$1,994

Late 17th / Early 18th Century Limestone Gargoyle

£ 1,650

€1956
$1994

Youngs Antiques

£ 2,250

€2,667
$2,719

17th Century Limestone Gargoyle

£ 2,250

€2667
$2719

Youngs Antiques

£ 345

€409
$417

Large Pair of Carved Asian Figures

£ 345

€409
$417

Hutton-Clarke Antiques

£ 2,500

€2,963
$3,021

Large Greyhound Statue

£ 2,500

€2963
$3021

Rocaille

€ 4,600

£3,881
$4,690

Gothic Period Angle In Walnut - 15th Century - Flanders

€ 4,600

£3881
$4690

Alain Michel Antiques

£ 195

€231
$236

Very Well Carved Early 20th Century Temple Dog

£ 195

€231
$236

Windsor House Antiques

Matthew Coles Antiques

Vintage Wooden Carved Angel

£ 475

€563
$574

Vintage Wooden Carved Angel

£ 475

€563
$574

Matthew Coles Antiques

Allsorts Antiques and Collectibles

Gold Gilt Deity

£ 495

€587
$598

Gold Gilt Deity

£ 495

€587
$598

Allsorts Antiques and Collectibles

£ 320

€379
$387

Driftwood Sculpture on Stand

£ 320

€379
$387

Campbell Vintage