Wood is a common material used in visual art and utilitarian objects. It is easy to acquire and thus frequently used since ancient times to the contemporary artisans of today. In works of art, wood has been used for sculpture, crafts, carvings, and for painting upon. Antique woodwork often draws upon intricate designs inspired by religious figures, folk art, naturalistic motifs, and geomatic patterns. RCB auction items of various techniques, differing wood types and finishes. Woodworkers in southeast Asia are highly skilled and we regularly feature decorative works of art and objects highlighting the natural wood patterns, beautiful inlaid with mother of pearl or glass from Vietnam, China, and Thailand.