Carving an American Rococo Acanthus Frieze

2017-08-01T12:47:39+00:00 July 5th, 2017|


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

This 6 episode lesson is Part 4 of the "Colonial Charleston Fireplace" series covering a historical reproduction in a 1770s home. The lesson teaches how to carve one of two mirrored friezes of scrolling acanthus leaves and bell flowers flanking the center panel of the undermantel.

  • Series: Part 4 of the "Colonial Charleston Fireplace"
  • Lesson Contents: 6 episodes; template, tool list, and photo in Episode 1
  • Type of Wood: Mahogany
  • Size: 18"w x 6-1/4"h x 1-1/4"d
  • Tool List: 4mm v-chisel; 6mm v-chisel; #3, 3mm, #3, 6mm; #3, 14mm; #3, 18mm; #4, 14mm; #5, 6mm; #7, 6mm; #7, 8mm; #7, 10mm; #7, 14mm; #11, 2mm; #11, 3mm
  • Skill Level: Advanced

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Lessons in this Series:

Carving an Acanthus Bracket

Carving an American Rococo Shell

Carving a Pomegranate Branch


Stay tuned for the rest of the series!

= More Lessons at the Advanced Skill Level =

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