Carving an American Rococo Acanthus

2018-03-05T11:16:19+00:00 March 8th, 2017|


This is a brief introduction to "Carving an American Rococo Acanthus."

This 3 episode lesson is Part 1 of the "Colonial Charleston Fireplace" series. The lesson teaches how to carve a beautiful reproduction of early American Rococo style acanthus leaves for the center panel of the undermantle flanking an American Rococo style shell (to be covered in Part 2).

  • Series: Part 1 of the "Colonial Charleston Fireplace"
  • Lesson Contents: 3 episodes; template, tool list, and photo in Episode 1
  • Type of Wood: Mahogany
  • Size: 6-1/2"w x 5-1/2"h x 1-1/4"d
  • Tool List: 6mm v-chisel; #3, 3mm; #3, 14mm; #5, 6mm; #7, 6mm; #7, 14mm; #8, 10mm; #11, 2mm
  • Skill Level: Advanced

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Lessons in this Series:

Carving a Rococo Vine

Carving an English Rose

Carving a Scroll & Rosette

Carving an Acanthus Bracket

Carving an American Rococo Shell

Carving a Pomegranate Branch


Stay tuned for the rest of the series!

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