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Posted 4 months ago

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, 4 months ago
    It *is* kinda neat?! Its wood looks more like mahogany to me, FWIW...
  2. Vintagefran Vintagefran, 4 months 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, 4 months 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, 4 months 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, 3 months 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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