Commitment to Craftsmanship

George Remenschneider
George Remenschneider
Tilman Riemenschneider
Tilman Riemenschneider
A History Spanning Centuries

An appreciation of wood and the craftsmanship to bring it alive in a creative and beautiful way is a legacy that has been passed down through the Remensnyder family for over five hundred years.

This legacy begins with Tilman Riemenschnieder, a master sculptor whose wood portrait carvings and statues made him one of the preeminent artists of the late Gothic period in Germany. Known as the leader of the Lower Franconia School, his carvings adorned churches and cathedrals throughout Germany.

Craftsmanship of Tilman Riemenschneider
He was perhaps best known for his work the "Alter of the Virgin" in Herrgotts Church at Creglingen. This 32-foot tall masterpiece took five years (from 1505 - 1510) to complete, and features life-size carved figures depicting the life of the Virgin Mary.

 

By CSvBibra [CC BY-SA 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)], from Wikimedia Commons

Riemenschneider was one of the most prolific and versatile sculptors of his time, and a true master of his craft. His work could be found in cathedrals and churches across Germany, and he was even commissioned to carve the tomb of Prince-Bishop Rudolf von Scherenberg at Würzburg Cathedral as well as the Imperial tomb at Bamberg Cathedral.

 

While time has moved on and the more recent generations of Remensnyders have turned their passion for wood towards the creation of fine cabinetry and furniture there is still a deep and abiding respect for his history that George Remensnyder invests into every piece that leaves his workshop. He knows, as did his father and grandfather before him who raised him in the family business, that there is a responsibility in being trusted to create something for a persons home. He creates each piece to last the test of time, and to add beauty, function, and value to the spaces that he is entrusted with.

To share in the legacy with a custom piece please call 704.363.7553 or click the button below to send a request for a consultation.

 

The Works of Tilman Reimenschneider