|Wood appliques are individual
relief carvings used as architectural accents. The word "applique" is
derived from the French "appliquer", meaning to place or
lay upon. Common names for carved wood appliques are wood onlays,
embossed carvings and ginger breads.
An applique is decorated with carvings on the display side, and
flat on the opposite side to accommodate easy attachment to other
architectural elements, such as fireplace mantles, drawers, cabinets,
furniture, and wood paneling. Part of the appeal of wood appliques
is that the possibilities for use are endless. Appliques and wood
carvings are easily applied with adhesive for no-hassle decoration
Wood appliques in many sizes and forms make it easy for the decorator
to design an ideal applique layout. Popular traditional applique
styles include curling filigrees, flowing plumes, floral designs
and rosettes, lion and goddess heads, and any imaginable variation
to compliment any interior theme. Use wood appliques to create
radial designs, or place them at linear intervals to create a frieze
pattern along fireplace mantels. Wood appliques can be used anywhere,
in any design pattern.
Wood appliques can be solid in form or incised, creating a contrasting
cut-out design. Flow and harmony are often achieved through radial
patterns, like those found in traditional English rosettes, however,
the asymmetrical shapes of plume or filigree appliques can be combined
in mirror image pairs to maintain symmetry.
Architectural Depot wood carvings and wood appliques are skillfully crafted with precision to suit your needs, and available in a wide range of the best wood species used for wood carvings.