Mackintosh Rose Carving

carved rose by Robert W. Lang

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This piece is available to purchase – scroll down for information.

What happens when a two-dimensional graphic is rendered in three-dimensions? That’s the question that I’ve been exploring for the last several months. As a woodworker, carving is the most challenging (and most rewarding) branch of the craft. But I don’t care much for traditional carving forms like shells or acanthus leaves and I have come to believe that it is acceptable to apply color to wood. My experiments have been enjoyable and the results are better than I expected.

This carving is based on a motif by Charles Rennie Mackintosh; a stylized rose. This is a small piece; the carved panel measures 5″ wide X 7-1/2″ high and the frame is 9-1/2″ wide X 12″ high.

The panel is hand-carved basswood, and the colors are light-fast watercolors. The carving is first sealed with shellac then lacquered. The frame is curly maple with an aniline dye/lacquer finish.

Makcintosh Rose carving Robert W. Lang


This piece is for sale, in stock and ready for immediate shipment via Priority Mail to addresses in the United States. You can see all the carvings I have available at this link.

Hand-carved Rose in Maple Frame

$140.00 + $17.90 for Priority Mail Shipping to US addresses.


If you’re interested in other carvings, or commissioning a piece of furniture, click here to contact me by e-mail.— Bob Lang 

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