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Antique Wood Crafts

Antique wood craft describes any wooden object that is old enough and rare. "Old" means anything over one hundred years old. Word "rare" describes objects that are in limited quantity. There has been a complete revival of the traditional and antique wood craft, owning to its uniqueness. Any piece of furniture or decorative object or the like produced in a former period and valuable because of its beauty or rarity is among the list of antique wood craft. Itsan art of carving or fashioning objects from wood representing gone by era.

It is rare to find pieces in their original paint, which are increasingly more desirable. Most antique pieces have been painted numerous times, as each generation desired a change of color. Antique wooden crafts, especially, antique furniture reflects an ease and simplicity associated with life during the old centuries - furniture build to be practical in a comfortable and timeless style. Antique wooden furniture is very attractivewood craft product.

Antique Wood Crafts

There are many types of antique wood craft: Indian, Chinese, English, American and European. All of them have own categories and types. Styles and designs
The skill of the wood workers of the past centuries was not only restricted to domestic use, but extended to the fashioning of panels, columns, balconies, doors, windows, ceilings and entire forts, temples and houses. The technique of applying timber boarding as reinforcement to brick- work, is evident in the multi-storeyed structures of urban existence, dating to the 2nd century BC. Wood work doors, house fronts and screens with raised and fretwork ornamentation are visible at many places. The antique wood crafts includes heavy carvings – inlay work, veneering, fret work, turned and lacquered work.

Popularity of antique wood craft
Antique wooden craft has high demand and high value because it is made of solid wood and has beautiful look. Antique crafts are made of a variety of woods including oak, walnut, mahogany and other. Value of piece of antique product depends on sort of wood as well. You can feel all love and warm of craftsman who created this hand-made antique products. Contemporary wooden craft does not have such characteristics.

Today the antique wood work is highly demanded all across the world. Thus the antique wood work has revived and is being used to design a plethora of items – decoratives, doors, furniture, utensils, partitions, etc. Carved antique wooden furniture is very popular. One of the popular antique wood crafts is carvings of architectural form such as door frames, lintels and shafts. The antique wood crafts also devotes attention to the production of dolls, mythological figures, icons, masks and characters drawn from traditional dance and drama.

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