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Antique Wood Carving Kung Fu Gilt Red Lacquer
Located in Somis, CA
A wonderful set of two 19th century wood carvings, featuring two bothers practicing martial art in the garden. Pine trees symbolize longevity. Original red lacquer with gilding. Moth...
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Antique 19th Century Chinese Sculptures and Carvings

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Wood

  • Antique Wood Carving Kung Fu Gilt Red Lacquer
  • Antique Wood Carving Kung Fu Gilt Red Lacquer
  • Antique Wood Carving Kung Fu Gilt Red Lacquer
  • Antique Wood Carving Kung Fu Gilt Red Lacquer
H 3.88 in. W 13.25 in. D 0.25 in.
Antique Wood Carving Good Fortune Set of 4
Located in Somis, CA
A wonderful set of four 19th century wood carvings each featuring two scholars in a garden pavilion. A combination of relief carving and pierced carving techniques are used in these ...
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Antique 19th Century Chinese Qing Sculptures and Carvings

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Wood

  • Antique Wood Carving Good Fortune Set of 4
  • Antique Wood Carving Good Fortune Set of 4
  • Antique Wood Carving Good Fortune Set of 4
  • Antique Wood Carving Good Fortune Set of 4
H 5.5 in. W 14.38 in. D 0.25 in.
Japanese Antique Wood Carving Daikokuten / Folk Art Sculpture / Buddha Statue
Located in Sammushi, JP
Originally a synonym for the Hindu god Shiva. However, in Japan, it was incorporated into Buddhism long ago and has become a familiar existence as a god named Daikokuten. An old go...
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Antique Late 19th Century Japanese Meiji Sculptures and Carvings

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Cypress

Japanese 1500-1600s Antique Wood Carving Buddha Statue / Shaka Nyorai
Located in Sammushi, JP
It is a wooden Buddha statue from the late Muromachi period to the early Edo period (1500 to 1600s). I think this Buddha statue is Shaka Nyorai. Shaka Nyorai is the highest rank of...
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Antique 16th Century Japanese Other Sculptures and Carvings

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Cypress

Japanese Antique Wood Carving Monkey 1860s-1900s / Figurine Sculpture Wabi Sabi
Located in Sammushi, JP
This is a very old Japanese wood carving of a monkey. It is a wood carving from the Meiji period (1860s-1900s). It appears to be carved from cedar wood. "Monkey holding a peach" Pea...
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Mid-20th Century Japanese Meiji Sculptures and Carvings

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Cedar

Japanese Antique Wood Carving Penis 1800s-1860s / Figurine Wabi Sabi Mingei
Located in Sammushi, JP
This is an old Japanese wood carving of a penis. It is from the Edo period (1800s-1860s). It is made of cedar wood. It is hand carved. This is a votive offering. There are shr...
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Antique Late 19th Century Japanese Edo Sculptures and Carvings

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Cedar

Japanese Antique Wood Carving Buddha 1700s-1800s / Figurine Object Wabi Sabi
Located in Sammushi, JP
This is a very old Japanese wooden Buddha. It is a wood carving from the Edo period (1700s-1800s). It appears to be carved out of cedar wood. It is indescribably beautiful with dust...
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Antique Late 18th Century Japanese Edo Sculptures and Carvings

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Cedar

Japanese Antique Wood Carving Turtle 1800s-1860s/Folk Crafts Object Mingei
Located in Sammushi, JP
This is a very old Japanese carved wooden turtle. This item is from the Edo period (1800s-1860s). It is made of cedar wood. Very rare item. Turtles have been considered a good ...
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Antique Late 19th Century Japanese Edo Sculptures and Carvings

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Cedar

Japanese Antique Wood Carving Fish 1860s-1900s / Figurine Object Wabi Sabi
Located in Sammushi, JP
This is a very old Japanese wooden carved fish. It is a wood carving from the Meiji period (1860s-1900s). It is carved from cedar wood. This wood carving is attached to a free hook ...
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Early 20th Century Japanese Meiji Sculptures and Carvings

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Cedar

Japanese Antique Wood Carving Male God 1600s-1700s / Figurine Object Wabi Sabi
Located in Sammushi, JP
This is a very old Japanese wood carving of a male deity. It is a wood carving from the early Edo period. (1600s-1700s) It has been cherished as a god for the people. Carved from ce...
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Antique Early 17th Century Japanese Edo Sculptures and Carvings

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Cedar

Japanese Antique Wood Carving Huge Penis 1800s-1860s / Figurine Object Wabi Sabi
Located in Sammushi, JP
This is an old Japanese wood carving of a giant penis. It is from the Edo period (1800s-1860s). It is made of cedar wood. It is carved by hand. This is a votive offering. There are ...
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Antique Late 19th Century Japanese Edo Sculptures and Carvings

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Cedar

Japanese Antique Wood Carving Huge Penis 1860s-1900s / Figurine Wabi Sabi Object
Located in Sammushi, JP
This is an old Japanese wood carving of a giant penis. It is from the Meiji period (1860s-1900s). It is made of pine wood. This is a unique item that utilizes the natural shape of t...
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Early 20th Century Japanese Meiji Sculptures and Carvings

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Pine

Japanese Small Antique Wood Carving Buddha / 1600-1750 / Bodhisattva
Located in Sammushi, JP
It is a wooden Buddha statue made in Japan from the 1600s to the 1750s. It is from the Edo period. It is a type of Buddha statue called Bodhisattva, and it is a Buddha who will s...
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Antique 17th Century Japanese Edo Abstract Sculptures

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Cypress

Japanese Antique Wood Carving Stand / 1868-1920 / Exhibition Stand
Located in Sammushi, JP
We have a unique Japanese aesthetic sense. And only we can introduce unique items through our purchasing channels in Japan and the experience we have gained so far, in such a way th...
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Antique Late 19th Century Japanese Meiji Abstract Sculptures

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Wood

Japanese antique wood carving Buddha statue / 1700-1800 / Edo period
Located in Sammushi, JP
It is a wooden Buddha statue made in the Edo period in Japan. And this pose is called "Shaka Nyorai". It is the highest Buddhist statue in Buddhism. It is a very precious existence ...
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Antique 18th Century Japanese Edo Abstract Sculptures

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Cypress

Fine Workmanship Japanese Antique Wood Carving Demon/1600-1800/Edo Period
Located in Sammushi, JP
We have a unique Japanese aesthetic sense. And only we can introduce unique items through our purchasing channels in Japan and the experience we have gained so far, in such a way th...
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Antique 18th Century Japanese Edo Figurative Sculptures

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Wood

Japanese Antique Wood Carving Buddha Statue / 1700-1800 / Edo Period / Wabi-Sabi
Located in Sammushi, JP
We have a unique Japanese aesthetic sense. And only we can introduce unique items through our purchasing channels in Japan and the experience we have gained so far, in such a way th...
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Antique 18th Century Japanese Edo Abstract Sculptures

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Wood

Japanese Antique Wood Carving "Hotei" 1860s-1900s / Buddha Statue Wabi Sabi
Located in Sammushi, JP
This is a very old Japanese "Hotei" wood carving. It is a wood carving from the Meiji period (1860s-1900s). Unique item made from a tree trunk. Hotei (birth year unknown), a legenda...
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Early 20th Century Japanese Edo More Asian Art, Objects and Furniture

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Wood

Japanese Antique Wood Carving Dog 1920s-1940s/Figurine Mingei Object Sculpture
Located in Sammushi, JP
This is an old Japanese wood carving of a dog. This wood carving is estimated to have been made between 1920 and 1940. It is carved from zelkova wood. The artist's name and othe...
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Mid-20th Century Japanese Showa More Asian Art, Objects and Furniture

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Wood

Antique Wood Carving of a Woman and Child, Spanish, circa Late 1600s
Located in Chicago, IL
Rustic wood carving of a woman holding a child. The carving is from Spain and we were told it dates from the late 1600s and it looks that hold in real life. The woman appears to be m...
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Antique 1690s Spanish Rustic Figurative Sculptures

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Wood

Japanese Antique Wood Carving 'Tengu' 1800s-1860s/Folk Art Braggart Wabisabi Art
Located in Sammushi, JP
It is a guardian deity used in Japanese private houses. Items from 1800 to 1860 during the Edo period. It was made at the time of new construction and is hung as a guardian deity...
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Antique Late 19th Century Japanese Edo More Asian Art, Objects and Furni...

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Wood

Japanese antique wood carving catfish 1860s-1900s/folk craft wabi-sabi object
Located in Sammushi, JP
This is a wood carving of a very old Japanese catfish. It is a wood carving from the Meiji period (1860s-1900s). It is made of cedar wood. In the old days, farmers suffered from pes...
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Early 20th Century Japanese Meiji More Asian Art, Objects and Furniture

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Cedar

Japanese Antique Wood Carving Lion Head 1800s-1860s/Folk Art mingei wabisabi
Located in Sammushi, JP
It is an old Japanese lion head. It is an item from the Edo period. It is an item by the culture of the Tohoku region of Japan. Since ancient times, the Japanese have made lion ...
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Antique Late 19th Century Japanese Edo More Asian Art, Objects and Furni...

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Cedar

Pair of Antique Chinese Carved Wooden Foo Dogs or Guardian Lion Statues, Qing
Located in Bristol, GB
Antique wood carving figures depicting Shishu. Exquisitely carved by a skilled hand with beautiful attention to detail throughout. Depicting one male and one female guardian lion. ...
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Antique 19th Century Chinese Sculptures and Carvings

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Wood

Large One of a Kind Oceanic Art Antique Hand Wood Carving
Located in Delray Beach, FL
Exceptional museum quality antique solid wood hand carving, of a beautiful female standing, looking forward, softness and gentleness Facial expression. This wood sculpture is antiqu...
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Antique Early 1900s Oceanic Sculptures and Carvings

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Wood

Large Wood Carving Japanese Antique Lion / 19th Century / Wabi-Sabi Art
Located in Sammushi, JP
We have a unique Japanese aesthetic sense. And only we can introduce unique items through our purchasing channels in Japan and the experience we have gained so far, in such a way th...
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Antique Late 19th Century Japanese Meiji Sculptures and Carvings

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Elm

Antique circa 1880 Chinese Root Wood Carving of Buddah as Wiseman Very Detaiiled
Located in GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this lovely hand carved antique Rootwood statue of the wonderful Buddha A very fine example, the expression on Buddhas face is very serene. We h...
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Antique 1880s Chinese Victorian Sculptures and Carvings

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Wood

19th Century Antique Chinese 3d Wood Carving Panel
Located in Pomona, CA
Look at this Chinese antique wood carving panel, it has very deep 3D carving works of Chinese folks art - deer and immortal holding a glossy ganoderma- meaning longevity. It was used...
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Antique 19th Century Chinese Chinese Export Decorative Art

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Wood

Japanese Old Wood Carving Guardian Dog KOMAINU 1336s-1573s/Antique Wabisabi Art
Located in Sammushi, JP
It is an old Japanese wood carving guardian dog (pair). It is called "KOMAINU" in Japan. It is an item from the Muromachi period (1336s-1573s). The oldest item in my collection. ...
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Antique 15th Century and Earlier Japanese Edo Sculptures and Carvings

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Cedar

Indian Antique Corinthian Temple Capital Carving with Distressed Patina
Located in Yonkers, NY
An antique Indian Corinthian temple capital from the 19th century, with distressed patina. Created to adorn the exterior of an Indian temple, this Corinthian capital will make for an...
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Antique 19th Century Indian Sculptures and Carvings

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Wood

Antique Indian Corinthian Temple Capital Carving with Distressed Patina
Located in Yonkers, NY
An antique Indian Corinthian temple capital from the 19th century, with distressed patina. Created to adorn the exterior of an Indian temple, this Corinthian capital will make for an...
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Antique 19th Century Indian Sculptures and Carvings

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Wood

Antique Carved Wood Sculpture
Located in Great Barrington, MA
Exotic 19th century carved relief architectural wood element, once part of a building facade has now been mounted on metal stand and made into an exciting and impressive sculpture. ...
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Antique 19th Century Asian Sculptures and Carvings

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Wood

  • Antique Carved Wood Sculpture
  • Antique Carved Wood Sculpture
  • Antique Carved Wood Sculpture
  • Antique Carved Wood Sculpture
H 52 in. W 12.75 in. D 6 in.
Antique Indian Architectural Carving Statue from Gujarat Depicting Guardian Lion
Located in Yonkers, NY
An antique hand carved Indian architectural carving from Gujarat from the early 20th century, depicting a mythological guardian lion. Born in the Western portion of India in the stat...
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Early 20th Century Indian Sculptures and Carvings

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Wood

Andrianna Shamaris Antique Carved Teak Wood Panel
By Andrianna Shamaris
Located in New York, NY
Antique hand carved merbau wood panel from Lampung, Sumatra. We have a collection in various sizes. Please inquire. The size and price reflect the one shown. Stunning on both sides. ...
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Vintage 1930s Primitive Sculptures and Carvings

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Wood, Teak, Reclaimed Wood

Andrianna Shamaris Antique Teak Wood Rice Pounder
By Andrianna Shamaris
Located in New York, NY
The top of an original antique rice pounder. Handcut pieces of mother of pearl shell are carefully inlaid into the teak wood. Great as an art installation grouped, or installed as on...
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2010s Organic Modern Sculptures and Carvings

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Shell, Wood, Teak, Reclaimed Wood

Antique Burmese Carved Architectural Wood Pole
Located in Atlanta, GA
A striking architectural pole carved from solid teak that was used for building construction in Burma circa 19th century. Serving both structural and ornamental purposes, this types ...
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Antique 19th Century Burmese Folk Art Sculptures and Carvings

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Wood

Japanese Antique Gilt Wood Buddha Statue
Located in Atlanta, GA
A Japanese carved wood Amitabha (Amida) Buddha statue with gold leafed surface circa 19th century (Edo-Meiji period). The buddha is seated in the padmasana position on an elevated do...
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Antique 19th Century Japanese Japonisme Sculptures and Carvings

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Gold Leaf

  • Japanese Antique Gilt Wood Buddha Statue
  • Japanese Antique Gilt Wood Buddha Statue
  • Japanese Antique Gilt Wood Buddha Statue
  • Japanese Antique Gilt Wood Buddha Statue
H 19.7 in. W 12.5 in. D 10.5 in.
Large Antique Carved Wood Folk Art Cat
Located in Bridgeport, CT
A seated cat looks outward with its tail curled around one leg. Carved overall in rough textured surface with square base. Measures: Height 19 1/2", base 7 1/2 x 7 1/2" Condition: ...
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Early 20th Century Folk Art Sculptures and Carvings

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Wood

  • Large Antique Carved Wood Folk Art Cat
  • Large Antique Carved Wood Folk Art Cat
  • Large Antique Carved Wood Folk Art Cat
  • Large Antique Carved Wood Folk Art Cat
H 19.5 in. W 7.5 in. D 7.5 in.
Andrianna Shamaris Antique Teak Wood Rice Pounder
By Andrianna Shamaris
Located in New York, NY
Solid teak wood container. Originally used for pounding rice. Great by a fire with logs stacked or by a pool with white towels or for magazines. Multiple ideas that this wonderful ob...
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Antique Early 1900s Primitive Sculptures and Carvings

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Wood, Teak, Reclaimed Wood

Andrianna Shamaris Antique Single Teak Wood Root Rice Pounder
By Andrianna Shamaris
Located in New York, NY
Antique rice pounder carved from a single teak root. Beautiful as a sculpture, holding towels or great as a champagne holder for parties. Also as a table base with a glass top. Th...
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2010s Organic Modern Sculptures and Carvings

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Wood, Teak, Reclaimed Wood

Andrianna Shamaris Antique Teak Wood Carved Panel
By Andrianna Shamaris
Located in New York, NY
Antique hand carved merbau wood panel from Lampung, Sumatra. We have a collection in various sizes. Please inquire. The size and price reflect the one shown. Stunning on both sides. ...
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Vintage 1930s Primitive Sculptures and Carvings

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Wood, Teak, Reclaimed Wood

Andrianna Shamaris Antique Teak Wood Carved Panel
By Andrianna Shamaris
Located in New York, NY
Antique hand carved merbau wood panel from Lampung, Sumatra. We have a collection in various sizes. Please inquire. The size and price reflect the one shown. Stunning on both sides. ...
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Vintage 1930s Primitive Sculptures and Carvings

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Wood, Teak, Reclaimed Wood

Andrianna Shamaris Antique Carved Teak Wood Panel
By Andrianna Shamaris
Located in New York, NY
Antique hand carved merbau wood panel from Lampung, Sumatra. We have a collection in various sizes. Please inquire. The size and price reflect the one shown. Stunning on both sides. ...
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Vintage 1930s Primitive Sculptures and Carvings

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Wood, Teak, Reclaimed Wood

Antique Architectural Carved Wood Temple Fragment
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Antique architectural carved wood temple truss fragment from Rajasthan, India. Large and heavy wood hand carved fragment architectural temple fragment. Depicting foliages and flowe...
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Antique Late 18th Century Indian Anglo Raj Sculptures and Carvings

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Wood

Andrianna Shamaris Antique Teak Wood Rice Pounder
By Andrianna Shamaris
Located in New York, NY
The top of an original antique rice pounder. Handcut pieces of mother of pearl shell are carefully inlaid into the teak wood. Great as an art installation grouped or installed as one...
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Vintage 1950s Primitive Sculptures and Carvings

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Shell, Wood, Teak, Reclaimed Wood

Andrianna Shamaris Antique Teak Wood Carved Panel
By Andrianna Shamaris
Located in New York, NY
Antique hand carved merbau wood panel from Lampung, Sumatra. We have a collection in various sizes. Please inquire. The size and price reflect the one shown. Stunning on both sides. ...
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Vintage 1930s Primitive Sculptures and Carvings

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Wood, Teak, Reclaimed Wood

Wood Carved Flower Butter Mold Antique, German, 1860s
Located in Nuernberg, DE
Classic 19th century wooden butter mold, circa 1890s. Made of hand carved wood. Found at an estate sale in Vienna, Austria.
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Antique Mid-19th Century Austrian Folk Art Sculptures and Carvings

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Wood

Large Lacquered Wood Antique Burmese Buddha Statue
Located in Atlanta, GA
A gilt and lacquered wood Buddha statue from Southeast Asia likely Burma, circa 19th century. The Buddha is depicted as seating on a slightly tapered multifaceted plinth throne in an...
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Antique 19th Century Burmese Other Sculptures and Carvings

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Wood, Lacquer

Andrianna Shamaris Antique Teak Wood Temple Door with Shell Inlay
By Andrianna Shamaris
Located in New York, NY
Antique temple door in teak wood with remnants of the original color. We added the shell inlay by hand. Great as a headboard, coffee table or simply as a piece of art. We currently h...
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Vintage 1930s Primitive Sculptures and Carvings

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Shell, Wood, Teak, Reclaimed Wood

Unusual Antique Chinese Carved Wood Foo Dogs Sculptures
Located in West Hartford, CT
Coveted and unusual antique carved wood foo dogs. Heavy, big and so sought after. Now, more than ever, home is where the heart is.
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Mid-20th Century Asian Chinese Export Sculptures and Carvings

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Wood

Antique Chinese Carved Wood Trade Sign
Located in Lambertville, NJ
Unique hand carved wood trade sign from China, 1890s. The sign with hand carved Chinese lettering with gilt highlights. The black background with a gilt border.
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Antique 1890s Chinese Chinese Export Sculptures and Carvings

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Hardwood

  • Antique Chinese Carved Wood Trade Sign
  • Antique Chinese Carved Wood Trade Sign
  • Antique Chinese Carved Wood Trade Sign
  • Antique Chinese Carved Wood Trade Sign
H 17.5 in. W 50 in. D 1.5 in.
Antique Papua New Guinea Carved Wood Triple Mask Shield, 1950s
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
For your consideration is a fantastic vintage Papua new guinea carved wood shield polychrome triple mask. Dated 1955. In excellent vintage condition. The dimensions are 7.5" W x 4" ...
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Vintage 1950s Papua New Guinean Sculptures and Carvings

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Wood

Chinese Antique Solid Wood Carved Plaque with Rose
Located in Somis, CA
A very large, substantial, solid wood, carved plaque featuring a rose wrapped in sashes in the centre and eternity scrolls on the corners. Multiple lines on the frame gives the nod t...
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Antique 19th Century Chinese Sculptures and Carvings

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Wood

Wood Carved Grape Butter Mold Antique, German, 1900s
Located in Nuernberg, DE
Classic 19th century wooden Butter mold, circa 1900s. Made of hand carved wood. Found at an estate sale in Vienna, Austria.
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Antique Early 1900s Austrian Folk Art Sculptures and Carvings

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Wood

Wood Carved Flower Butter Mold Antique, German, 1890s
Located in Nuernberg, DE
Classic 19th century wooden Butter mold, circa 1890s. Made of hand carved wood. Found at an estate sale in Vienna, Austria.
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Antique 1890s Austrian Folk Art Sculptures and Carvings

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Wood

Chinese antique Pakistan Jade Teapot with Wood Stand
Located in Norton, MA
Chinese antique Pakistan jade teapot with wood stand. An unusual waved carving on the entire teapot, the lid with an animal finial on the top.
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Mid-20th Century Chinese Sculptures and Carvings

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Stone, Jade

Impressive Large Antique Folk Art Carved Wood Schooner Diorama
Located in Hopewell, NJ
An impressive 19th century painted and carved wood diorama of a 5 masted schooner ship in relief having twine lines and wonderful light blue and cream color palette. There was never ...
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Antique Late 19th Century American Folk Art Sculptures and Carvings

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Wood

Andrianna Shamaris Antique Teak Wood Temple Door with Shell Inlay
By Andrianna Shamaris
Located in New York, NY
Antique temple door in teak wood with the remnants of the original pretty coral color. We added the shell inlay by hand. Great as a headboard, coffee table or simply as a piece of ar...
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Vintage 1930s Primitive Sculptures and Carvings

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Shell, Wood, Teak, Reclaimed Wood

Japanese Antique Hand Cast Pair Wood Pigeons Beautiful Detail
Located in Douglas Manor, NY
1230 Pair Japanese hand cast wood pigeons with highly detailed plumage,heads,tails and feet.
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Vintage 1920s Sculptures and Carvings

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Iron

Large Antique Asian Wood Sculpture of the Laughing Buddha
Located in Bridgeport, CT
A very large antique Asian wood carving of the iconic Laughing Buddha. The sculpture has great form, the Buddha with his right hand resting on his knee, the left possibly holding a M...
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Antique 19th Century Asian Ming Sculptures and Carvings

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Wood

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Antique Wood Carvings For Sale on 1stDibs

There is a range of antique wood carvings for sale on 1stDibs. Each of these unique antique wood carvings was constructed with extraordinary care, often using wood, metal and hardwood. Find 314 antique and vintage antique wood carvings at 1stDibs now, or shop our selection of 9 modern versions for a more contemporary example of this long-cherished furniture. Antique wood carvings have been made for many years, and versions that date back to the 18th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 21st Century. Antique wood carvings made by Folk Art designers — as well as those associated with Victorian — are very popular at 1stDibs. Andrianna Shamaris, Native American Art and George Ashdown Audsley each produced beautiful antique wood carvings that are worth considering.

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Questions About Antique Wood Carvings
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Antique carved wood can be identified by how it is made. Antique carvings were done by hand, so nicks and cuts will indicate carvings completed with a plane or knife. In addition, hand-carved wood will not be uniform or have perfect symmetry. Always works with a certified appraiser to determine the exact date and value of an item. Find a variety of antique carved wood furniture and decor on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    There are many methods and types of wood carving, including chip, relief, Scandinavian flat-plane, lovespoon, whittling and florentine. Each type uses different tools and can create decorative carvings on both display pieces and furniture. Browse a wide range of carved wood pieces on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Jepara wood carving is the intricate wood carving art that comes from the city of Jepara in Indonesia. Artisans typically work with teak wood to create beautiful carved detail and scenes in a piece of furniture. Shop a collection of Jepara wood carvings on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Japanese wood carving is an art form in which artists produce intricate figurines and other objects by cutting and shaping blocks of zelkova, camphor or paulownia wood. In Japanese, the artwork is known as inami. Find a selection of Japanese wood carvings on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    A Chinese wood carving is a decorative object carved by hand by Chinese artisans out of local wood, such as nanmu, zitan, bomu or yinxing. This form of sculpture is sometimes called mudiao. On 1stDibs, find a range of Chinese wood carvings.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    In Bali, many different types of woods are used for carving. Some examples include albesia, crocodile wood, rain tree, hibiscus, jackfruit, teak, mahogany and sandalwood. On 1stDibs, you can shop a range of Balinese wood art, furniture and decorative objects.
  • 1stDibs ExpertOctober 19, 2021
    The difference between carving and sculpture is that carving is a carved object, whereas sculpture is the art of shaping figures or designs — because sculpture can involve adding material (i.e., working with plaster, creating a mold to be cast in bronze), it is considered “additive” versus the “subtractive” act of carving.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    In Bali, Indonesia, Jackfruit is considered the best wood when it comes to carving. Jackfruit is a medium hardwood, resistant to termite attacks and is easy to polish. You’ll find a variety of Indonesian carvings from some of the world’s top sellers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Carved African wood figurines were typically spiritual in nature and were primarily in human form. The wood figurines were carved using ebony, teak, mahogany and iron wood. On 1stDibs, find a collection of authentic African wood figurines from some of the world’s top sellers.