The wood carving art has a history as long as other carving arts. Wood carving started from the Spring and Autumn and Warring States periods of China, through Dang, Song, Yuan, Ming and Qing Dynasties till now, year after year with constant innovation and development. Wood carving is one of the traditional carving arts in Guangzhou. It composes the three genres of wood carving arts of our country together with Beijing wood carving and Jiangsu wood carving.
Guangzhou wood carving is famous for its style of semi-cubic through carving, full board carving connected with multi-layered carving. Chen Clan Temple built in Guangxu times of Qing Dynasty had collected the artistic spirits of wood carving, especially the Chaozhou gold painted wood carving ghost pavilion in Qing Dynasty and the censer cover represented the unique style of wood carving with elaborate crafts and exquisitely carved. The famous carving art of Guangzhou rosewood furniture came from the Guangzhou wood carving art.