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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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Large Greyhound Statue

£ 2500

€2947
$3117
Large Greyhound Statue

Large Greyhound Statue

£ 2500

€2947
$3117

Rocaille

Pair of Well Carved Late 19th Century Trophies

£ 1850

€2181
$2307
Pair of Well Carved Late 19th Century Trophies

Pair of Well Carved Late 19th Century Trophies

£ 1850

€2181
$2307

Windsor House Antiques

Gothic Period Angle In Walnut - 15th Century - Flanders

€ 4600

£3902
$4865
Gothic Period Angle In Walnut - 15th Century - Flanders

Gothic Period Angle In Walnut - 15th Century - Flanders

€ 4600

£3902
$4865

Alain Michel Antiques

Very Well Carved Early 20th Century Temple Dog

£ 195

€230
$243
Very Well Carved Early 20th Century Temple Dog

Very Well Carved Early 20th Century Temple Dog

£ 195

€230
$243

Windsor House Antiques

Pair of Art Deco Bronze Greyhounds

£ 2900

€3419
$3616
Pair of Art Deco Bronze Greyhounds

Pair of Art Deco Bronze Greyhounds

£ 2900

€3419
$3616

Rocaille

Vintage Wooden Carved Angel

Matthew Coles Antiques

Vintage Wooden Carved Angel

£ 475

€560
$592
Vintage Wooden Carved Angel

Vintage Wooden Carved Angel

£ 475

€560
$592

Matthew Coles Antiques

1920s English Whirligig

Robert Pagden Antiques

1920s English Whirligig

£ 325

€383
$405
1920s English Whirligig

1920s English Whirligig

£ 325

€383
$405

Robert Pagden Antiques

Gold Gilt Deity

Allsorts Antiques and Collectibles

Gold Gilt Deity

£ 495

€584
$617
Gold Gilt Deity

Gold Gilt Deity

£ 495

€584
$617

Allsorts Antiques and Collectibles

Driftwood Sculpture on Stand

£ 320

€377
$399
Driftwood Sculpture on Stand

Driftwood Sculpture on Stand

£ 320

€377
$399

Campbell Vintage

Antique Carved Wood Classical Sculpture

£ 525

€619
$655
Antique Carved Wood Classical Sculpture

Antique Carved Wood Classical Sculpture

£ 525

€619
$655

Marylebone Antiques

Carved Hardwood Ruyi Scepters, China, 20th Century

£ 700

€825
$873
Carved Hardwood Ruyi Scepters, China, 20th Century

Carved Hardwood Ruyi Scepters, China, 20th Century

£ 700

€825
$873

Museum of Treasure

Carved Hardwood Ruyi Scepters, China, 20th Century

£ 700

€825
$873
Carved Hardwood Ruyi Scepters, China, 20th Century

Carved Hardwood Ruyi Scepters, China, 20th Century

£ 700

€825
$873

Museum of Treasure

Late 19th Century Chinese Green Jade Carving of Ox

£ 1400

€1651
$1746
Late 19th Century Chinese Green Jade Carving of Ox

Late 19th Century Chinese Green Jade Carving of Ox

£ 1400

€1651
$1746

Museum of Treasure

Chinese Nephrite Jade Carving of Recumbant Dog

£ 1999

€2357
$2493
Chinese Nephrite Jade Carving of Recumbant Dog

Chinese Nephrite Jade Carving of Recumbant Dog

£ 1999

€2357
$2493

Museum of Treasure

Carved Japanese Figure of a Cat Playing With a Dogfish

£ 600

€707
$748
Carved Japanese Figure of a Cat Playing With a Dogfish

Carved Japanese Figure of a Cat Playing With a Dogfish

£ 600

€707
$748

Windsor House Antiques

Saint John In Carved Wood - 17th Century North Germany

€ 2800

£2375
$2962
Saint John In Carved Wood - 17th Century North Germany

Saint John In Carved Wood - 17th Century North Germany

€ 2800

£2375
$2962

Alain Michel Antiques

19th Century Chinese Green Jade Carved Amulet

£ 850

€1002
$1060
19th Century Chinese Green Jade Carved Amulet

19th Century Chinese Green Jade Carved Amulet

£ 850

€1002
$1060

Museum of Treasure

20th Century Nephrite / Jade Carving of a Foo Dog

£ 600

€707
$748
20th Century Nephrite / Jade Carving of a Foo Dog

20th Century Nephrite / Jade Carving of a Foo Dog

£ 600

€707
$748

Museum of Treasure

19th Century Chinese Apple Green Jade Carved Amulet

£ 850

€1002
$1060
19th Century Chinese Apple Green Jade Carved Amulet

19th Century Chinese Apple Green Jade Carved Amulet

£ 850

€1002
$1060

Museum of Treasure

Chinese Jade Bird on Rosewood Stand - Qing Dynasty

£ 800

€943
$998
Chinese Jade Bird on Rosewood Stand - Qing Dynasty

Chinese Jade Bird on Rosewood Stand - Qing Dynasty

£ 800

€943
$998

Museum of Treasure

Hand Carved Semi Precious Stone Cockatoo

Marlborough Antiques & Interiors

Hand Carved Semi Precious Stone Cockatoo

£ 495

€584
$617
Hand Carved Semi Precious Stone Cockatoo

Hand Carved Semi Precious Stone Cockatoo

£ 495

€584
$617

Marlborough Antiques & Interiors

African Wooden Mortar Sculpture Carved As A Head

£ 185

€218
$231
African Wooden Mortar Sculpture Carved As A Head

African Wooden Mortar Sculpture Carved As A Head

£ 185

€218
$231

Campbell Vintage