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Relief Wood Carving Nest Robber, Black Forest, circa 1890
Located in Berghuelen, DE
A fine wood carving relief depicting a scenery of a nest robbing of a raptor by a man. The model for this carving was painted by Josef Anton Strassgschwandtner (1826-1881) and is tit...
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Early 20th Century Swiss Black Forest Decorative Art

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Wood

Swiss Lion of Lucerne Relief Carving, circa 1900
Located in Berghuelen, DE
Fine lion wood carving relief depicting the Swiss deadly wounded lion of Luzerne. The original statue reminds of the deadly wounded Swiss guardsmen of 1792. Brienz, circa 1900 Mea...
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Antique Late 19th Century Swiss Rustic Sculptures and Carvings

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Wood

  • Swiss Lion of Lucerne Relief Carving, circa 1900
  • Swiss Lion of Lucerne Relief Carving, circa 1900
  • Swiss Lion of Lucerne Relief Carving, circa 1900
  • Swiss Lion of Lucerne Relief Carving, circa 1900
H 9.85 in. W 13.39 in. D 2.37 in.
Monumental Japanese Bas Relief Carving on Natural Wood Slab
Located in Vero Beach, FL
Monumental Japanese bas relief carving on natural wood slab Palatial sized Japanese wood carving from the Meiji Period (1868-1912). This stunning sculpture is carved with great sk...
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Antique Late 19th Century Japanese Japonisme Sculptures and Carvings

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Wood, Lacquer

Antique Walnut Very Large Chinese Altar Table, Dragon Relief Carving, Shanxi
Located in 10 Chater Road, HK
The very large walnut altar table with everted flanges, aprons relief-carved with confronting stylized dragon and a circular longevity “Shui" motif and spandrels with stylized dragon...
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Antique 19th Century Chinese Furniture

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Walnut

Antique Chinese Padauk Hand Carved Display Cabinet Relief Carving Bookcase 1890
Located in Potters Bar, GB
- Gorgeous antique Chinese padauk hardwood display cabinet - Unusual work, our attention was initially drawn to the fact that the carving is deep relief from the solid wood and not ...
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Antique 1890s Corner Cupboards

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Padouk

Pair of Antique Italian Armchairs with High Relief Carving, circa 1860-1880
Located in Round Top, TX
This grand pair of antique upholstered Italian oak armchairs are carved with remarkable details in relief. The backrest is covered with a number of carved motifs from ribbons, flower...
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Antique Mid-19th Century Italian Armchairs

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Wood

18th Century Colonial Wooden Chest with Relief Carvings and Iron Fittings
Located in Malaga, ES
18th century colonial wooden trunk with hand carved ornamental, flower and bust reliefs on top and sides. Wrought iron fittings, decorations and side handles.  
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Antique Mid-18th Century South American Trunks and Luggage

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Iron

Medusa Low Relief by Romanelli
By Raffaello Romanelli
Located in Milan, IT
An extraordinary work of art by Romanelli sculptors, this low relief is inspired by the celebrated Medusa Rondanini, a Hellenistic marble copy of the head of the goddess Medusa. Abso...
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2010s Italian Sculptures and Carvings

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Plaster

  • Medusa Low Relief by Romanelli
  • Medusa Low Relief by Romanelli
  • Medusa Low Relief by Romanelli
  • Medusa Low Relief by Romanelli
H 15.75 in. W 15.75 in. D 3.94 in.
Relief Woodcarving by Hermann Steiner Meran 19th Century
By Hermann Steiner
Located in Berghuelen, DE
The wooden carved relief shows a grandfather with grandson on his lap. The granddaughter is sitting on the chair and hides a ball from her brother. Executed by the famous woodcarver ...
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Antique Late 19th Century Italian Black Forest Sculptures and Carvings

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Wood

Chinese Antique Carved Relief
Located in Douglas Manor, NY
9-304, antique Chinese high relief wood carving of a man and two children in a forest. Age wear.
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Antique Late 19th Century Sculptures and Carvings

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Fruitwood

  • Chinese Antique Carved Relief
  • Chinese Antique Carved Relief
  • Chinese Antique Carved Relief
  • Chinese Antique Carved Relief
H 10 in. W 17.5 in. D 2.5 in.
Hand Carved Wood Wall Relief Plaque Panel of Religious Figures, 19th Century
Located in Studio City, CA
A wonderful, well carved, heavy work depicting religious figures. Perhaps featured in a church or temple at one time. We are listing as 19th century but could be older. Dimens...
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Antique 19th Century Sculptures and Carvings

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Wood

Hand Carved Heavy Wood Wall Relief Plaque Panel of Catholic Saint, 19th Century
Located in Studio City, CA
A wonderful, intricately carved, heavy work depicting a religious figure, likely a catholic saint offering his blessing. Perhaps featured in a church or nunnery at one time. We ar...
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Antique 19th Century Sculptures and Carvings

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Wood

Large Relief Carved Chinese Hardwood Panel
Located in Lambertville, NJ
A hand carved Chinese hardwood panel intricately detailed with an equestrian battle scene. Circa early 20th Century 72 inces wide, 29 inches tall, 3.5 inches deep.
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Early 20th Century Chinese Sculptures and Carvings

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Hardwood

Museal Stone High Relief Gandhara Sculpture
Located in Alessandria, Piemonte
Museal stone high relief Gandhara from India (actual Nord Pakistan): a very rare piece , mounted on plexiglas. I suggest walling it up near or above a large important entrance. Alrea...
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Antique 15th Century and Earlier Indian Agra Sculptures and Carvings

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Stone

  •  Museal Stone High Relief Gandhara Sculpture
  •  Museal Stone High Relief Gandhara Sculpture
  •  Museal Stone High Relief Gandhara Sculpture
  •  Museal Stone High Relief Gandhara Sculpture
H 14.57 in. W 19.3 in. D 13 in.
Monumental Chinese Export Bas Relief of Seated Scholar
Located in Buchanan, MI
Monumental Chinese Export bas relief of seated scholar, great detail with very good dimensional depth.
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Mid-20th Century American Sculptures and Carvings

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Plaster

Nineteenth Century Chinese Antique Carved Wall Sculpture Plaque Relief Screen
Located in West Hartford, CT
Stunning 19th century Chinese wall relief with red tones. Age appropriate wear as it is over 150 years old. Now more than ever, home is where the heart is.
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Antique Mid-19th Century Chinese Chinese Export Sculptures and Carvings

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Wood

Chinese Yellow Vase with High Relief Motif of Bats and Peaches
Located in New York, NY
Chinese yellow glass moon flask shaped vase with high relief motif of bats and peaches on a cracquelure design background. The piece dates from the 19th century and has an apocryphal...
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Antique Early 1900s Chinese Chinese Export Sculptures and Carvings

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Glass

Pair of Antique Indian Carved Stone Bas-Reliefs Depicting Men Riding Elephants
Located in Yonkers, NY
A pair of Indian antique carved stone bas-reliefs from the 19th century, depicting men riding elephants. Hand carved in India during the 19th century, each of this pair of carved sto...
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Antique 19th Century Indian Sculptures and Carvings

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Stone

Large Art Deco Chinese Style Carved Open-Work Wooden Relief Screen Sculpture
Located in Stockholm, SE
A large decorative Art Deco Chinese style richly carved gilt and painted open-work wooden relief screen sculpture, ca. 1920. The top of circular shape centered with two carved gilt w...
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Early 20th Century European Art Deco Sculptures and Carvings

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Giltwood

Antique Chinese Carved-In-Relief Resin Libation Cup, Genre Scene, 20th Century
Located in Big Flats, NY
An antique Chinese libation cup offers resin construction with carved-in-relief genre scene having figures and cart in countryside setting, 20th century Measures: 6"H x 4.75"W x 3...
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20th Century Chinese Sculptures and Carvings

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Resin

Large 18th/19th C. Chinese Pale Celadon Jade High Relief Hand-Carved Mountain
Located in New York, NY
An incredible 18th/19th century Chinese Qing dynasty pale Celadon Jade high relief hand-carved mountain. With 360 degrees of carved decoration, this jade mountain is truly magnificen...
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Antique Late 18th Century Chinese Qing Sculptures and Carvings

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Jade

1980s Black Marble Hand Carved Standing Buddha Sculpture with Relief on the Base
Located in Malaga, ES
1980s black marble hand carved Buddha sculpture with characteristic robes and aureole, standing on a square base with relief decorations.
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Late 20th Century Indian Sculptures and Carvings

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Marble

Late 19th Century Siamese Stone Relief Temple Carving
Located in Hudson, NY
This temple relief was purchased from a late 19th century upstate NY garden. This lovely Buddhist carving is in an as found state taken directly from the garden where it sat for the ...
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Antique 1890s Burmese Other More Asian Art, Objects and Furniture

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Stone

Fine Nautical Themed Tramp Art Frame with Relief Carvings
Located in Manalapan, NJ
Fine nautical inspired tramp art frame with relief carvings of ships, hearts, birds, lighthouse, stars and life preservers. Illustrated in 'A Legacy in Tramp Art' on page 143.
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Early 20th Century American Folk Art Picture Frames

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Paint, Wood

A Southern Italian Architectural Marble Relief Carving
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Architectural portrait relief of a gentleman
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Antique 18th Century and Earlier Italian Sculptures

Scandinavian Stone Bird Bath with Relief Carving
Located in New York, NY
Four determined garden mice climb the sides of this unusual stone birdbath or jardinière. The textured surface has acquired the lovely, mottled green patina of outdoor use. A piece o...
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20th Century Scandinavian Planters and Jardinieres

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Stone

Antique Chinese Padauk Hand-Carved Display Cabinet Relief Carving
Located in Potters Bar, Herts
Gorgeous antique Chinese Padauk hardwood display cabinet Unusual work, our attention was initially drawn to the fact that the carving is deep relief from the solid wood and not appl...
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Antique 1890s Chinese Cabinets

Noah's Ark Relief
Located in Litchfield, CT
Signed with monogram, "HD" and dated, "1935." American, probably Pennsylvania. There are four stone carvings bearing the same initials known to date, three of which are in private ...
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20th Century American Folk Art Sculptures and Carvings

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Stone

Noah's Ark Relief
H 26 in. W 36.25 in. D 1 in.
Pair of Folky Relief Carved Heads
Located in North Egremont, MA
Two relief carved faces, simple and direct Folk Art statements.
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Antique Late 19th Century American Sculptures and Carvings

  • Pair of Folky Relief Carved Heads
  • Pair of Folky Relief Carved Heads
  • Pair of Folky Relief Carved Heads
  • Pair of Folky Relief Carved Heads
H 6 in. W 3.5 in. D 2.5 in.
Ancient Indian Teak High Relief of Shiva's Trident
Located in Vigevano, IT
Beautiful Indian panel made of precious teakwood and dating from the 18th century. It was originally used during ceremonies. The quality of the material joins the deep symbolic meani...
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Antique Mid-19th Century Indian Raj Sculptures and Carvings

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Teak

  • Ancient Indian Teak High Relief of Shiva's Trident
  • Ancient Indian Teak High Relief of Shiva's Trident
  • Ancient Indian Teak High Relief of Shiva's Trident
  • Ancient Indian Teak High Relief of Shiva's Trident
H 17.33 in. W 11.03 in. D 3.15 in.
Maurice Charpentier-Mio, a Bronze Bas-Relief "Anna Pavlova," 1919
By Maurice Charpentier-Mio 1
Located in Monte Carlo, MC
Maurice Charpentier-Mio. A bronze bas-relief featuring five poses of the dancer Anna Pavlova in Rondino. Bearing the monogram of the artist, dated "1919" and numbered &qu...
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Vintage 1910s French Sculptures and Carvings

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Bronze

Pair of Left and Right, Chinese High Relief Carved Giltwood Panels
Located in Laguna Beach, CA
These well carved Chinese panels have very deep carvings and feature flowers and birds in an uplifting scene. These versatile pieces can be used in many ways as accent to a room.
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Early 20th Century Chinese Chinese Export Sculptures and Carvings

Materials

Wood

Bass-Relief of Lajja Gauri, Indian Goddess of Fertility, 17th Century
Located in Vigevano, IT
Indian beautiful fountain made of sandstone. The fountain depicts Lajja Gauri she is a goddess associated with fertility and abundance. The iconography is powerful and full of beau...
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Antique 17th Century Other Sculptures and Carvings

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Sandstone

Los Castillo Mid Century Mexican Bas Relief Wood Carving
By Los Castillo, Arredondo
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Excellent piece made by deep carving onto a single wood slab. During the first half of the 20th C Mexico had an important eruption of artistic creativity. Throughout this period, ar...
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Vintage 1950s Mexican Sculptures

Maurice Charpentier-Mio, a Bronze Bas-Relief "Anna Pavlova," 1919
By Maurice Charpentier-Mio 1
Located in Monte Carlo, MC
Maurice Charpentier-Mio. A bronze bas-relief featuring five poses of the dancer Anna Pavlova in Rondino. Bearing the monogram of the artist, dated "1919" and numbered "1." Bearing...
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Vintage 1910s French Sculptures and Carvings

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Bronze

Relief Carving on Wood
Located in Houston, TX
An charming relief carving on wood of a workshop scene showing furniture makers hard at work.
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20th Century French More Furniture and Collectibles

  • Relief Carving on Wood
  • Relief Carving on Wood
  • Relief Carving on Wood
  • Relief Carving on Wood
H 10.75 in. W 18 in. D 0.75 in.
Belgian Moderne Cabinet, Front Sculptural Relief Carving, Kint & Sons, c. 1940
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Belgian Moderne (Art Deco) cabinet with front sculptural relief carving, Kint & Sons, c. 1940 Mahogany, Nickel, Round Legs Measures: H: 35.75, D: 21.25, W: 53.5 inches.
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Vintage 1930s Belgian Art Deco Cabinets

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Nickel

Pair of 1950s Spanish Lime Washed Wood Stools w/ Ornamental Relief Carvings
Located in Malaga, ES
Pair of 1950s Spanish lime washed wooden stools with ornamental relief carvings.
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Mid-20th Century Spanish Pedestals

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Wood

Mid-20th Century Homestead Relief Carving by Arthur Martinsunnen
Located in Pease pottage, West Sussex
Stock number: 1679 Highly detailed painted relief carving of a country homestead, remarkable attention to detail. The maid walking away with her pail and feeding chickens to the f...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern More Folk Art

Materials

Metal

Chinese Stone Architectural Relief Carving
Located in Chicago, IL
Depicting seated scholar-officials at a banquet in a tranquil garden courtyard. Early Qing Dynasty (1750-1800 AD) sandstone, Zhejiang Province. The quality of the carving is fine, wi...
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Antique 18th Century Chinese Qing Architectural Elements

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Stone

  • Chinese Stone Architectural Relief Carving
  • Chinese Stone Architectural Relief Carving
  • Chinese Stone Architectural Relief Carving
  • Chinese Stone Architectural Relief Carving
H 37.5 in. W 29 in. L 37.5 in.
19th Century Relief Carving of Jesus with Peter and Paul
Located in Atlanta, GA
A very stunning relief carving of Jesus with Saint Peter and Saint Paul. This magnificent piece is carved from stone found near the Champigny area of France. Most likely, this carvin...
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Antique Late 19th Century Architectural Elements

Materials

Stone

Roman Relief Carving of Zeus in Black Marble 3rd Century A.D
Located in Montecito, CA
Beautifully crafted Roman relief of Zeus in Black marble. Similar pieces of this type date to the early 3rd Century A.D. It appears to have been chiseled from a larger relief sculptu...
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Antique 18th Century and Earlier Sculptures

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Marble

19th Century Demilune French Oak Hunt Buffet with Deep Relief Carvings
Located in Dallas, TX
From France, this exceptional, hand carved hunt buffet with curved ends, depicts extraordinarily large versions of beautiful animals. They are featured on the two front cabinet doors...
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Antique 19th Century French Black Forest Buffets

Materials

Oak

Plaster Relief
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A plaster relief of Ceres. England circa 1880
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Antique Late 19th Century English Sculptures and Carvings

Materials

Plaster

  • Plaster Relief
  • Plaster Relief
  • Plaster Relief
  • Plaster Relief
H 17 in. W 11 in. D 1 in.
Northwest Redwood Relief Carved Panel of a Lumberjack
Located in Wiscasset, ME
Early 20th century from the Pacific Northwest. Carved redwood depicting a lumberjack topping a tree. Great early original surface.
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Vintage 1920s American Folk Art Sculptures and Carvings

Materials

Wood

Carved Botanical Relief Panel
Located in Chicago, IL
A beautifully carved trapezoid of camphor wood, this mid-19th century botanical relief was originally part of an architectural wall panel in a well-appointed Qing-dynasty room. Depic...
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Antique Mid-19th Century Chinese Qing Sculptures and Carvings

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Wood

  • Carved Botanical Relief Panel
  • Carved Botanical Relief Panel
  • Carved Botanical Relief Panel
  • Carved Botanical Relief Panel
H 24 in. W 43.5 in. D 1 in.
Indian Low Relief, India, Antique 19th Century Carved Wood, Skanda
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Indian low relief, India, antique 19th century carved wood. Skanda. Measures: H 50cm, W 30cm, W 12cm.
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Antique 19th Century Indian Anglo-Indian Sculptures and Carvings

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Wood

Pair of Asiatic style wood panels bas-relief, late 19th century
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Pair of wood panel bas-relief representing a vase filled with flowers and next to side tables, the whole ensemble in an openwork Asiatic style frame. Wood panels framed with a darker...
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Antique 1880s Asian Chinese Export Sculptures and Carvings

Materials

Wood

Panther Wood Carving /Bas Relief
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Red Polychrome and Gold Leaf Panther Wood Carving /Bas Relief
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20th Century French Decorative Art

Materials

Gold Leaf

'Aluminum' Tramp Art Box with Relief Carvings
Located in Manalapan, NJ
Fine folky tramp art painted 'aluminum' box embellished with relief carvings on each side. The carvings are of an Indian chief, A donkey or horse head, a naked woman & a tree (Christ...
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Early 20th Century Folk Art Decorative Objects

Pair of Stone Bass-Relief Carvings
Located in San Francisco, CA
Cast stone bass relief depicting gothic imagery.<br /> One 10.5" wide x 11.25" high. The other 11" wide x 11.5" high.
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Antique 19th Century French Architectural Elements

Materials

Cast Stone

Girl Showing Toy Horse To Horse Relief Carving
Located in New York, NY
Intricate pictorial carving with girl showing her toy horse to the horse behind the fence. Laminated layered wood with paint. Top ring for wall hanging. Southern origin.
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20th Century American Folk Art Sculptures

Stone Horse Head Relief
Located in New York, NY
Carved corner stone with horse head relief removed from a stable at Cherry Hill Estate, Toronto Town, Peel Co. in 1967. The barns dated 1807 and 1822 were erected by Joseph Silvertho...
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Antique 1850s American Folk Art Sculptures and Carvings

Materials

Sandstone

  • Stone Horse Head Relief
  • Stone Horse Head Relief
  • Stone Horse Head Relief
  • Stone Horse Head Relief
H 12.5 in. W 16.5 in. D 2.5 in.
Folk Art Relief Carved Indian
Located in New Haven, CT
Relief carved Indian. Carved from a single piece of wood. Original paint and condition. Dared on the reverse Dec 8 1927. 6 1/4" H x 5 1/2"W x 1 3/4"D
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Vintage 1920s American Folk Art Sculptures and Carvings

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Wood

  • Folk Art Relief Carved Indian
  • Folk Art Relief Carved Indian
  • Folk Art Relief Carved Indian
  • Folk Art Relief Carved Indian
H 6.25 in. W 1.75 in. D 5.5 in.
WPA Carved Wood Relief, circa 1935
By WPA
Located in Alhambra, CA
Very rare carved wood panel relief of African-American miner. Excellent condition.
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Mid-20th Century American Folk Art Sculptures and Carvings

Materials

Wood

  • WPA Carved Wood Relief, circa 1935
  • WPA Carved Wood Relief, circa 1935
  • WPA Carved Wood Relief, circa 1935
  • WPA Carved Wood Relief, circa 1935
H 17.5 in. W 10 in. D 0.50 in.
Gilded Chinese Relief Depicting Mounted Warriors
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Carved panel with warriors on horses. Acquired in China in the 1940s by Mark Lee Kirk, Art Director at 20th Century Fox during the first half of the 1900s.
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Antique Early 1800s Chinese Sculptures and Carvings

Pair of Ming Dynasty Carved Stone Relief Panels
Located in Sarasota, FL
Pair Chinese Ming Dynasty three dimensional carved stone relief panels from temples depicting men and women figures, hills and trees, mounted on ebonized wood stands. Some color rema...
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Antique 17th Century Chinese Sculptures and Carvings

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Stone

Grand Tour Pair of Marble Relief Carvings of Roman Dignitaries
Located in Rochester, NY
Pair of finely carved marble relief carvings of Roman Dignitaries, early 19th century possibly 18th century. Italian Grand Tour.
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Antique Early 19th Century Italian Grand Tour Figurative Sculptures

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Stone, Marble

Large 17th Century Italian High-Relief Carving "Madonna"
Located in Doylestown, PA
A large and important Baroque carved wood high-relief altar piece depicting the assumption of the Madonna, late 17th century, Italian, retaining its original painted and parcel gilt ...
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Antique 17th Century Italian Baroque Wall-mounted Sculptures

Materials

Wood

19th Century French Henri II Carved Oak Cabinet Door with High Relief Carvings
Located in Dallas, TX
Carved in France, circa 1860, this carved, oak cabinet door is a versatile piece that could be hung on the wall as a piece of art or used as a built-in cabinet door. The ornate door ...
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Napoleon III Doors and Gates

Materials

Oak

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Relief Carving For Sale on 1stDibs

Find many varieties of an authentic relief carving available at 1stDibs. A relief carving — often made from wood, stone and glass — can elevate any home. If you’re shopping for a relief carving, we have 41 options in-stock, while there are 1 modern editions to choose from as well. Your living room may not be complete without a relief carving — find older editions for sale from the 18th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 21st Century. A relief carving made by Folk Art designers — as well as those associated with Mid-Century Modern — is very popular. Many designers have produced at least one well-made relief carving over the years, but those crafted by Chesney's and Vittorio Dassi are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

How Much is a Relief Carving?

A relief carving can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price 1stDibs is $2,500, while the lowest priced sells for $250 and the highest can go for as much as $40,000.