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Friday, 8 October 2021

Armorial carving in wood | Have your family coat of arms carved in wood

 

Armorial carving in wood | Have your family coat of arms carved in wood
McClintock coat of arms carved in wood

To create a wooden family coat of arms or crest

Family coats of arms carved in wood


Heraldic Family Arms, shields or crest carved in wood is one of my specialties. It is always a personal challenge to be able to carve a family coat of arms or shield in wood. Heraldry is a very interesting subject and I am always looking forward to start carving a new heraldic assignment.

You get to know interesting people who captivate you with 'their' fascinating family story or history. And for me personally it is always nice to hear that they appreciate my craftsmanship and quality enormously.

Every heraldic arms is different. Usually it starts with an example as a source of inspiration provided by the client in the form of a drawing, old sketch or even a seal ring. Our clientele consists of private individuals or nobility, but it sometimes happens that the order comes from an authority, association or company.

A carved municipal and city coat of arms or shield in wood, a commemorative panel for an association or a wooden logo of a company belongs to the possibilities. We try to solve small and sometimes larger problems together with the client to achieve a special result. 

Out of respect for the wishes of our national and international clients, we cannot show you all the family coats of arms in wood made by our heraldic woodcarving workshop.


Armorial carving in wood | Have your family coat of arms carved in wood
Vanhanen family coat of arms, Finland



Armorial carving in wood | Have your family coat of arms carved in wood
Drenth family coat of arms, Belgium


Armorial carving in wood | Have your family coat of arms carved in wood


Armorial carving in wood | Have your family coat of arms carved in wood
Leutscher, Netherlands


Armorial carving in wood | Have your family coat of arms carved in wood


Armorial carving in wood | Have your family coat of arms carved in wood
Lievense, Breda Netherlands


Armorial carving in wood | Have your family coat of arms carved in wood
German Coat of arms carved in wood

Armorial carving in wood | Have your family coat of arms carved in wood

Armorial carving in wood | Have your family coat of arms carved in wood
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Monday, 5 April 2021

The CARTOUCHE in wood and stone | The ORNAMENT CARTOUCHE | Wooden cartouche

The Cartouche The ornament Cartouche, Baroque style ornaments, Cartouche, Wooden cartouche carved by Ornamental woodcarver for a decoration in wood or paneling. A wooden cartouche is always made by a woodcarver.
The Cartouche


From my Dutch woodcarving blog:

The CARTOUCHE in wood and stone 

The ORNAMENT CARTOUCHE

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The CARTOUCHE

A cartouche is an elaborate, protruding spherical, often scrolled and incised shape that became an integral ornamental element from the 16th century onwards. It has been suggested that the cartouche evolved from the flattened oval shape used to accentuate the names of kings in ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics.

One of the most prized decorations in all style periods is the cartouche. Both in wood and in stone. The cartouche is based on a more or less oval, spherical surface surrounded by ornate design and moldings.

The Cartouche The ornament Cartouche, Baroque style ornaments, Cartouche, Wooden cartouche carved by Ornamental woodcarver for a decoration in wood or paneling. A wooden cartouche is always made by a woodcarver.

The central part contains information such as text, a year, a name or even a family crest, a message that the owner of the cartouche wants to give us. Although the frame is intended to emphasise the message, over time it developed into a true decorative element.

Since the Renaissance, craftsmen have used the cartouche in almost all forms of art. The cartouche is a highly decorative ornament, which has always reflected changing fashions and tastes.

Each style period has its own typical design; a Louis XIV-style cartouche will look symmetrical and a Louis XV cartouche rather asymmetrical and lavishly decorated with the rocaille motif.

The Cartouche The ornament Cartouche, Baroque style ornaments, Cartouche, Wooden cartouche carved by Ornamental woodcarver for a decoration in wood or paneling. A wooden cartouche is always made by a woodcarver.

The Cartouche The ornament Cartouche, Baroque style ornaments, Cartouche, Wooden cartouche carved by Ornamental woodcarver for a decoration in wood or paneling. A wooden cartouche is always made by a woodcarver.

The decoration or ornaments around a cartouche can be filled in according to the designer-performer's own taste and style period. Common ornaments are acanthus leaves, flowers, foliage such as palm branches, masks and faces, but always according to the prescriptions of the style period at that time.

 Sometimes cherubs are present on the side(s) of the convex central part or lions on both sides of the cartouche depicting a family crest or a cartouche in combination with an abundance of fruit and vegetables. Or in combination with a Horn of Plenty, a cartouche with the message," the inhabitants of this house are doing well" or "we are doing well".... As I said, the possibilities are endless.

Here are some examples of the ornament cartouche that I have photographed over the years in 

France: Lille, Paris, Fontainebleau Castle and Chantilly Castle. 

Germany: Brühl Castle, Freiburg im Breisgau and Villa Hügel.

The Cartouche The ornament Cartouche, Baroque style ornaments, Cartouche, Wooden cartouche carved by Ornamental woodcarver for a decoration in wood or paneling. A wooden cartouche is always made by a woodcarver.

The Cartouche The ornament Cartouche, Baroque style ornaments, Cartouche, Wooden cartouche carved by Ornamental woodcarver for a decoration in wood or paneling. A wooden cartouche is always made by a woodcarver.
Villa Hügel, Germany

Lille, France


In Paris

The Cartouche The ornament Cartouche, Baroque style ornaments, Cartouche, Wooden cartouche carved by Ornamental woodcarver for a decoration in wood or paneling. A wooden cartouche is always made by a woodcarver.

The Cartouche The ornament Cartouche, Baroque style ornaments, Cartouche, Wooden cartouche carved by Ornamental woodcarver for a decoration in wood or paneling. A wooden cartouche is always made by a woodcarver.
CARTOUCHE in wood and stone | The ORNAMENT CARTOUCHE
Lille, France


The Cartouche The ornament Cartouche, Baroque style ornaments, Cartouche, Wooden cartouche carved by Ornamental woodcarver for a decoration in wood or paneling. A wooden cartouche is always made by a woodcarver.

The Cartouche The ornament Cartouche, Baroque style ornaments, Cartouche, Wooden cartouche carved by Ornamental woodcarver for a decoration in wood or paneling. A wooden cartouche is always made by a woodcarver.

The Cartouche The ornament Cartouche, Baroque style ornaments, Cartouche, Wooden cartouche carved by Ornamental woodcarver for a decoration in wood or paneling. A wooden cartouche is always made by a woodcarver.

The Cartouche The ornament Cartouche, Baroque style ornaments, Cartouche, Wooden cartouche carved by Ornamental woodcarver for a decoration in wood or paneling. A wooden cartouche is always made by a woodcarver.

The Cartouche The ornament Cartouche, Baroque style ornaments, Cartouche, Wooden cartouche carved by Ornamental woodcarver for a decoration in wood or paneling. A wooden cartouche is always made by a woodcarver.


The Cartouche The ornament Cartouche, Baroque style ornaments, Cartouche, Wooden cartouche carved by Ornamental woodcarver for a decoration in wood or paneling. A wooden cartouche is always made by a woodcarver.

The Cartouche The ornament Cartouche, Baroque style ornaments, Cartouche, Wooden cartouche carved by Ornamental woodcarver for a decoration in wood or paneling. A wooden cartouche is always made by a woodcarver.

The Cartouche The ornament Cartouche, Baroque style ornaments, Cartouche, Wooden cartouche carved by Ornamental woodcarver for a decoration in wood or paneling. A wooden cartouche is always made by a woodcarver.


The Cartouche The ornament Cartouche, Baroque style ornaments, Cartouche, Wooden cartouche carved by Ornamental woodcarver for a decoration in wood or paneling. A wooden cartouche is always made by a woodcarver.


The Cartouche The ornament Cartouche, Baroque style ornaments, Cartouche, Wooden cartouche carved by Ornamental woodcarver for a decoration in wood or paneling. A wooden cartouche is always made by a woodcarver.

The Cartouche The ornament Cartouche, Baroque style ornaments, Cartouche, Wooden cartouche carved by Ornamental woodcarver for a decoration in wood or paneling. A wooden cartouche is always made by a woodcarver.

The Cartouche The ornament Cartouche, Baroque style ornaments, Cartouche, Wooden cartouche carved by Ornamental woodcarver for a decoration in wood or paneling. A wooden cartouche is always made by a woodcarver.

The Cartouche The ornament Cartouche, Baroque style ornaments, Cartouche, Wooden cartouche carved by Ornamental woodcarver for a decoration in wood or paneling. A wooden cartouche is always made by a woodcarver.

The Cartouche The ornament Cartouche, Baroque style ornaments, Cartouche, Wooden cartouche carved by Ornamental woodcarver for a decoration in wood or paneling. A wooden cartouche is always made by a woodcarver.

The CARTOUCHE in wood and stone | The ORNAMENT CARTOUCHE | Wooden cartouche
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Thursday, 11 February 2021

Custom wood carvings and wooden ornaments for frames and mirrors | Unique handmade mirrors from our sculpture workshop

 Custom wood carvings and wooden ornaments for frames and mirrors | 
Unique handmade mirrors from our sculpture workshop.

Woodcarvings, ornaments for frames and mirrors

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In this blogentry you will find a number of customized commissions for wood carving and wooden ornaments on decorative objects such as sculpted mirrors, carved frames, small ovale or round carved frames. In today's modern interior, purely decorative woodcarving can be a pleasant eye-catcher or have a slightly more discreet function.

Carved mirror frames and picture frames are often also gilded. If necessary, our carving studio can play a mediating role in gilding, ranging from specifying the gilding and other decorative work to referring to a competent gilding workshop.

Should you see a mirror, a frame or a decorative object in this folder that appeals to you, please feel free to contact us without obligation.

Custom wood carvings and wooden ornaments for frames and mirrors | Unique handmade mirrors from our sculpture workshop.
Rococo custom carved mirror frame

Custom wood carvings and wooden ornaments for frames and mirrors | Unique handmade mirrors from our sculpture workshop

Custom wood carvings and wooden ornaments for frames and mirrors | Unique handmade mirrors from our sculpture workshop

Custom wood carvings and wooden ornaments for frames and mirrors | Unique handmade mirrors from our sculpture workshop

Custom wood carvings and wooden ornaments for frames and mirrors | Unique handmade mirrors from our sculpture workshop

Custom wood carvings and wooden ornaments for frames and mirrors | Unique handmade mirrors from our sculpture workshop.

American Civil War ovale frame with bald eagle | A miniature with General Ulysses Grant

American Civil War ovale frame with bald eagle | A miniature with General Ulysses Grant

Custom wood carvings and wooden ornaments for frames and mirrors | Unique handmade mirrors from our sculpture workshop.



Custom woodcarvings and wooden ornaments for frames and mirrors | Unique handmade mirrors from our sculpture workshop.

Custom wood carvings and wooden ornaments for frames and mirrors | Unique handmade mirrors from our sculpture workshop.


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