Larger Antique Carved Wooden Printing Block with Forged Nails c. 1800's

Antique 9 inch Carved Wooden Wallpaper Textile Block with Hand-Forged Nails c. 1800's

Regular price $90.00


Description:   In the earlier days, it could take many different wooden blocks to print that ideal design for a wallpaper hanging or textile printing.  The details on this early printing block, most likely from the 1800’s are wonderful.  The top layer is beautifully carved with a pattern and three additional layers of wood are attached with early hand-forged nails.  The back features two deep carved-out sections to firmly hold the block when in use.  Entire surface boasts wonderful character and natural aged patina.  

Note:  Please refer to "Condition" for additional information.

Circa:  Most likely 1800’s

Height of Carving: 9 inches (overall at tallest point)
Width of Carving:  7 inches across
Thickness:  2 ½ inches

Product Weight:   2 pounds 4 ounces

Markings:    539 (is carved into one side of block)

Material:  Wood, Nails

Color:  Brown Tones

Pattern:  Unknown

Style:  Primitive, Naïve,

Maker:  Unknown

Origin:  Unknown

Condition:    Previously owned – used.  Condition is consistent with age and normal use.  Still appears to be strong and sturdy.  Thin 5 inch crack in front and 2 cracks in back.  Four forged nails are missing.  Natural wood wear and dark patina.

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