Introduction to www.early-carving.com
Celia Jennings has been a dealer in Kent since 1970, specializing in early European woodcarving. A typical stock includes religious and secular panels and corbels, bench ends, pew finials, Gothic tracery, roof bosses, figures of the saints and the less saintly, both polychrome and unpainted, angels, cherubs, putti, caryatids, and beasts from the real and mythical animal kingdoms. Medieval English and French lead-glazed floor tiles feature amongst the early objects for sale.
Many of the reference books have been out of print for years, some are brand new; all are intended to increase the knowledge of collectors and dealers alike.
The Library section holds a series of articles on symbolism and imagery in woodcarving written by Celia Jennings and illustrated with carvings she has at one time owned. More articles are forthcoming.
Auctions of Woodcarvings and Early Objects
On occasions an item will be offered in an auction format over a fixed period to give people ample opportunity to consider a prospective purchase. The piece will have a starting price and offers above that price may be made at any time. Offers may only be submitted by clicking on Submit Your Bid at the bottom of the Auction Page in order to leave a timed audit trail in case of conflicting offers. The item will be sold to the person who has submitted the highest offer by the end of the auction at the price offered.