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Posted 18 days ago

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Vintagefran
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Happy New Year Everyone and may 2018 be lucky for all.
I thought I would post something that I've had for awhile but never been able to find anything out about.
A head and shoulder relief carved from a block of wood, oak I think, 12" by 6" and 1" thick.
I've no idea where it's from, it's age or if it's even depicting a man or a woman.

I'd love to know some more about it if anyone can say.

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  1. AnythingObscure AnythingObscure, 17 days ago
    It *is* kinda neat?! Its wood looks more like mahogany to me, FWIW...
  2. Vintagefran Vintagefran, 17 days ago
    Hi AnythingObscure,thank you for commenting. It is 'kinda neat' & obscure ;) I've not been able to trace anything like it. it may be Mahogany, I'm terrible at identifying wood. I only say oak as it looks similar to an oak shelf I have and they're both heavy.
  3. billretirecoll billretirecoll, 17 days ago
    When I first saw this, I thought it was mahogany too, AnythingObscure, but that's because of the color of it, and image. When I looked closer, not so much, but not sure on what it might be! It is hard to tell if it's a man or woman, and maybe that's a good thing Vintagefran, it almost has a religious look, of someone looking for an answer. I like it the more i look at it! :^D Nice find! :^)
  4. billretirecoll billretirecoll, 17 days ago
    Here's a wood chart to give you an idea of the woods, maybe help a little! :^)

    https://janicemurray.files.wordpress.com/2016/04/wood-types-chart.jpg
  5. Vintagefran Vintagefran, 16 days ago
    Hi billretirecoll, thank you for the link. I'm still unable to tell what type of wood it is, lol, but it's not an issue, like whether it's a man or woman, it doesn't really matter, it's still nice. I agree it has a religious or spiritual look, gazing to the heavens :)

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