Things of wood I have seen #2: A carved castle scene... in an Irish castle

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Blog entry by mtkate posted 02-04-2010 04:21 AM 5891 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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As in my first blog entry, this is a thing of beauty I saw at Bunratty Castle in Ireland – wooden of course. It measured about 4 feet square (or so my memory says) and was housed near a window. My guess again is 17th century.

carved scene

I cannot fathom the amount of work this entailed. There is a closer shot of detail I found interesting below. You can see some wear on the dogs – probably from hands reaching up and petting them (alas!).

carved scene 2

I hope you enjoyed the scenery. Seeing work like this certainly makes me want to keep going.

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#1 posted 02-04-2010 04:29 AM

Wonderful carving thanks for sharing.


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#2 posted 02-04-2010 04:40 PM

Wow,, just boggles the mind that some can be so talented, Thanks for sharing.

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#3 posted 02-05-2010 03:27 AM


-- 'Humility is a duty in great ones, as well as in idiots'--Jeremy Taylor

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