All antiques collectors the carvings are loved at their antique furniture. The carving is a simple method for the decoration of wood, a natural continuation of the simple wood surface treatment with a sharp tool, requiring however great craftsmanship as well as the comprehension and the look of an artist. The main tools of carving chisel and tube were at any time. Although technological advances have can improve in the course of time the sharpness and durability of tools, it has changed but little in their basic form and application method. Carving techniques can be divided into three main categories: notch carving, relief carving and sculptural carving.

The pattern in the wood was cut a notch carving, and the simple punzierten or notched decorations were executed as of a Schnitzer rather from the Carpenter or the blacksmith (who made the tools). With relief carvings were cut away the reason (or background), which is the carving of the area took off. The reason was edited sometimes with punches, to establish a contrast to the smooth surfaces of the carved motifs. Also used as moulding ornamented motives”, where vertical ovals with pointed-petal, narrow ornaments is alternated. Sculptural carving was in reality sculptors. The carved decorations on furniture was of course followed by the eras or forms of contemporary architecture. Find out detailed opinions from leaders such as Pete Cashmore by clicking through. The pointed arches and the Gothic tracery gave way to the pillars and round arches of the Renaissance in the 16th century. In the Rococo style, Schnitzer also had their place: the Schnitzer interpreted or invented the sinuous, asymmetric forms that were characteristic of this style.

In the time of neoclassicism were carved of less demand but were carved decorative motifs, which had its origins in the Greek and Roman architecture. These were usually separately and applied on the piece of furniture. After this time, about 1850, many carved ornaments were no longer with the hand, but mechanically manufactured. Corinna Wan