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Federal Government Seal Plaques (Executive & Congress)

Fig.1 - This picture shows the wide variety of styles of our dimensional Great Seal wall plaques for Federal government Executive departments and their agencies & services. . Some plaques are carved in 3-D bas-relief, others in 2.5-D relief. Shown are painted HDU, brass-plated, 24K gold-leaf gilded, and stained Cedar and Mahogany plaques.


Fig. 2 - Seal of the President of the United States. We have two plaques in the White House.


Welcome to the Federal Government page of the website of The Wood & Metal Plaque Company, a division of Art Sign Works, Inc. that specializes in designing and manufacturing custom  plaques.  This page provides  descriptions and a photo Gallery of our standard, custom, and personalized  wall and podium seal plaques for Federal Government organizations and personnel.  

If you have just entered our website and you want an overview of our company and all our products, please view  our HOME page ( tab upper left header), which has a listing of all plaque types in the silver box on the left side of the page. State, county and city/town/village government  seal plaques are shown on other web pages of this site (click on horizontal menu below gold masthead).  Military, and Federal, state, county and city court,  fire department and  police plaques can be viewed by using the pull-down menu for "TYPE " in the upper right of the gold masthead above.  If you have just entered our website and you want an overview of our company and all our products, please start with our Home page ( tab upper left header), which has a listing of all plaque types in the silver box on the left side of the page.  Other web pages and photo galleries can be visited by clicking on the titles and pull down menus in the gold masthead at the top of this page. 


We  design and fabricate a wide variety of custom and personalized hand-crafted wood and metal dimensional wall and podium plaques of seals, emblems, logos, badges, insignia, memorials and awards. We offer the highest quality materials and workmanship, great customer service, short turnaround times (typically 30 days from order to shipment), and factory-direct affordable prices to government, commercial, non-profit and consumer clients. We also offer wholesale prices to retailers and re-sellers, and discounts for buys of 3 or more identical plaques. All our plaques are manufactured in the USA, by Americans using American-made materials.

Fig. 3 -Military seal plaques in a House of Representatives Hearing Room.


We make beautiful and authentic carved natural Mahogany, Cedar, artist-painted High-Density-Urethane , and bronze , brass, nickel-silver, and aluminum  wall plaques for over 200 civilian Federal Government branches, departments, agencies, services, commissions, bureaus, embassies, the Federal  courts, and the DoD and all five military services. We have many styles and materials, and can make plaques in sizes from 10 inches to 10 feet in diameter. You can order any of the plaques on this site or order a new custom plaque of any design and size.


If you have questions on a specific type of plaque you are interested in, or you want information on our plaques or prices, you are always welcome to call Christie or Regina at 951-698-8484 or you can email us at and we will respond quickly.

Fig. 4 - We have made several carved plaques for the House of Representatives and the Senate.This plaque for the House is brass-plated HDU.

On this page and  photo Gallery, we show over 450 photos of a wide variety  of carved dimensional wall plaques for various organizations of the US Federal Government, including the Great Seal of the US, the White House, the US Congress,  Executive Departments and their agencies, services, administrations, etc,  and other Federal agencies such as the Postal Service and NASA. These wall or podium plaques are used for organizational identity and authority,  decoration, commemorative events, employee or organization recognition, graduations,  memorials, or awards for civilian US Federal Government organizations and employees. Shown on this page and photo Gallery are several versions of wall plaques with the US Great Seal and  seals, emblems, crests, insignia, badges and logos for executive, legislative, cabinet departments and civilian agencies and bureaus.


Our  plaques have wide variations in prices, depending on size and style. Fig. 7 below shows our three basic relief styles, 2-D flat relief , 2.5-D multi-level relief, and 3-D bas-relief. These can be made of different materials, including natural wood, artist-painted High-Density-Urethane (HDU) , metal-coated HDU, and acrylic. Our STYLE page describes these in detail. Most of  the 2000 photos of plaques on this website have a Style Category and a Price Code listed in the second or third paragraph in the text description under the photo (click on the photo or title to expand the photo and read the text to get the price code of that plaque, then look up the price for different size plaques with that style on the Price List at the bottom of the PRICE page).  

Fig. 5 - We have made President Seal plaques for the White House and Air Force 1.

 Our lowest price economy 2-D  plaques feature digitally-printed full-color giclee vinyl appliques mounted on a  round  or rectangular a solid wood (Mahogany, Cedar or Redwood) or acrylic base. The retail prices for this type of small 10 inch diameter two-dimensional (2-D) flat custom plaque are as low as $100 (acrylic base) to $160 (Mahogany solid wood base).  The same style plaques in a 18 diameter size have prices of  $150 (acrylic) and $270 (Mahogany).  We make this style of plaque in sizes from 10 inches to 24 inches in width. .These low prices  assume we have made a previous plaque of the same artwork design  ( featured in one of our Galleries of over 2000 photos), or for new artwork, that we are provided a print-ready JPEG photo or colored drawing of the artwork for the plaque. These are  styles 1.4.1 ( wood base) and 1.4.3 ( acrylic base)  on our PRICE  page, with  examples shown on our 2-D Giclee Plaque web page.

Our  carved 2.5-D multi-level or engraved  hand-crafted and artist-painted plaques have prices about twice  that of the 2-D flat plaques with giclee printed art. These prices  depend on the size, material, carving complexity, and number of colors. Prices for  custom carved  18  inch diameter 2.5-D artist-painted HDU , metal-plated, or stained wood custom plaques vary from $270 to $400. Prices increase with size. We make this style of plaque in sizes from 10 inches to 60 inches in width.  The PRICE page gives prices for carved 2.5-D plaques of various sizes, materials, styles, and number of colors. About 50% of our government  plaques are carved in 2.5-D multi-level flat or engraved relief,  using   High-Density-Urethane (HDU) as the substrate. These are very popular and look great. Many times the artwork provided to us for custom plaques does not benefit from 3-D rendering, and we recommend a 2.5-D relief carving which looks nearly as good and is about 2/3 the price. Our 2.5-D relief plaques carve faster and have less labor to paint than 3-D bas-relief plaques, so they have lower prices. Most of our military and many of our government,  university and corporate plaques are carved in 2.5-D relief.  

Fig. 6 - We have made White House Plaques (similar to the one shown in the background behind President Obama) and Presidential seals for podiums for the White House.

Our premium  plaques are carved in 3-D bas-relief,  using  wood (usually Mahogany, Cedar, or Redwood), or High-Density-Urethane (HDU) as the substrate. These are higher- priced carved 3-D bas-relief artist-painted plaques, and have prices three times as high as the 2-D plaques. These are museum quality plaques, and are often ordered by federal, state & local government agencies and courts.  Prices for 18  inch diameter 3-D artist-painted or bronze, brass or silver-plated  HDU or stained wood custom plaques vary from $380 to $560. Prices increase with plaque size. We make this style of plaque in sizes from 12 inches to 60 inches in width. The PRICE list gives prices for carved 3-D plaques of various sizes, materials, styles, and number of colors.  These high-quality plaques may require  from 6  to  24  hours of machine carving time,  and then 4 to 6 hours of artisan work  to hand-sand and artist-brush paint or metal polish them. They are unique works of art for our most discriminating clients.

Fig 7 - We make plaques in three different levels of relief, as shown above. Engraved plaques are in the same price category as 2.5-D relief plaques. Prices increase from left to right.

Fig. 8 -The US Great Seal plaque was the focal point of the the US Pavilion at Expo 2020 in Dubai, UAE. This 8 ft diameter wall plaque was carved in 3-D bas-relief and was painted in metallic gold with the eagle symbol gilded in 24K gold-leaf

We do not  mass-produce our  2.5-D or 3-D plaques using molds; even our most popular "standard" plaques such as the US Great Seal are hand-crafted. Wood plaques have higher prices than High-Density-Urethane (HDU) plaques, and multi-color plaques have higher prices than 1 or 2 color plaques. Metal-plated plaques are more expensive than painted plaques, and 24K gold and silver-leaf gilded plaques have the highest prices of all our plaques, because of the cost of materials and time required by our artisans to precisely hand-gild complex shapes. 

If you have a photo, a picture or drawing of your seal, logo, badge, insignia, patch, crest, or coat-of-arms,  we can make a custom 2-D, 2.5-D, or 3-D plaque for you. Our talented graphic artists create  2.5-D or 3-D geometric software models using advanced graphic design programs, which we then use to control the extremely precise 3-D computer-controlled carving machines  which carve the plaques to approximate shapes.

Craftsmen then hand-sand and hand-carved the plaques to their final shapes. Out expert painters then use a combination of spray guns, air brushes, mini-rollers, artist brushes, hand-rubbing, polishing, and  burnishing  to paint, stain, metal-plate or gild our plaques to their final beauty. 

Fig. 9 - Large Carved 3-D Artist-Painted Wall Plaque of the Seal of the Department of Justice



This Gallery contains over 230 photos and designs of wall plaques of the seals, emblems, logos, badges and crests of civilian branches, departments, agencies, services, commissions, etc. of the Federal government.

We make custom and standard wall plaques and signs for the executive branch (White House and Executive Departments), Congress, and independent agencies such as NASA, the Federal reserve Bank, the Postal Service, etc. Federal courts are in the Courts section and plaques of the seals and crests for the five armed services are shown in the Military section. This Gallery is organized in the following sections, listed in order top to bottom on two pages (click on gold underlined text link to go directly to that section or page). You can also go to a different page by clicking on "1" or "2" in the small box at just below the photos at the  bottom left of this page.


  • US Great Seal and Flag -  top of page, begins with photo AP-1000
  • White House - begins with AP-1150
  • US Senate and House of Representatives - begins with AP-2000
  • Federal Courts (most court plaques are shown on  Federal Court Plaques page)  - begins with AP-2160
  • Department of Defense (military plaques are shown in another section, Military )  - begins with AP-2200 
  • Department of Justice (includes FBI and Marshall Service)  - begins with AP-2300
  •  Intelligence Agencies  (DCI, CIA, NSA, DIA)  - begins with AP-3000                   
  •  Department of State (including Embassies) - begins with AP-3600
  •  Department of Homeland Security (including ICE, etc) - begins with AP-4000


  •  Department of Treasury - begins with AP- 4600
  •  Department of  Commerce - begins with AP - 5000                                      
  •  Department of Interior and National Forests(includes National Park Service (NPS) , Bureau of Land Management (BLM),  National Forest Service (NFS), and US Fish & Wildlife Service) - begins with AP- 5600
  • Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) - begins with AP - 6000
  • Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) - begins with AP- 6050  
  • Department of Transportation (DOT) - begins with AP - 6080
  • Department of Energy (DOE) - begins with AP - 6100
  • Department of Agriculture (USDA) - begins with AP - 6130
  • Department of Education - begins with AP - 6160
  • Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) - begins with AP - 6180
  • Department of Labor - begins with AP - 6190
  • Environmental Protection Agency (EPS) - begins with AP - 6250
  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) - begins with  AP- 6650
  • Social Security Administration - begins with AP - 6670
  • US Postal Service (USPS) - AP - 6680
  • Other Agencies not within a Department (GSA, EEOC, Election Assistance Commission) - begins with AP-6700                                                                                  

These two pages provide descriptions and a photo Gallery of our standard, custom, and personalized wall and podium plaques for Federal Government organizations and personnel. State, county and city/town/village government plaques are shown on other web pages of this site, as are military, court, and police  plaques. Please use the pull-down menu for "TYPE " in the gold masthead above to go to these or any other of our 24 customer-oriented photo galleries .                                              

Fig. 10 - Large Carved 3-D Artist-Painted Wall Plaque of the Seal of the FBI's Counterterrorism Division




Please call or email us for a price quote on a specific plaque. We will work with you to design and build the exact plaque you want. One of our knowledgeable and helpful Customer Service Representatives, Christie , Regina, or Liz, will respond to your request promptly. Call us at 951-698-8484 or email us at Or, you can fill out and submit our on-line Request a Quote  form. We would like to make your  plaque, and we are confident that you will be pleased with it. We take great pride in every product we make for our valued clients. We offer a 2 year warranty on all our products, and our indoor plaques will last many decades without degradation.

Fig. 11 - Large Carved 3-D HDU and Aluminum Great Seal of the United States Gilded with 24K Gold Leaf, Mounted on Top of a Federal Courthouse




You  can search for a specific plaque type (e.g., "FBI" ) by entering the key word in the search box in the upper right of the gold masthead. You can view a list and use the navigation bar for all 24 Gallery types by viewing the silver box on the left side of the HOME  page. You can view a description of different plaque styles by going to the STYLE section listed above in the gold masthead.  To request information, request a design and a quote, send a file, or to place an order, click on the text (e.g., "contact ", "quote", "file" or "order")  in the far upper  right of the gold masthead at the top of this page.  All prices are given on the "PRICE" page in the menu in the gold masthead. 

This Gallery is organized  by branch or executive Department.  If your department, agency, bureau or other Federal agency seal, emblem or  logo is not shown below, we will make a custom plaque for it in most  styles with no design fees.  



Dear Regina, Received the (US) Great Seal plaque today wanted to let you know how pleased I  was with work I am thinking about ordering a similar size plaque of the  Great Seal of the President of the United States I suppose you make those as well?  is the price the same?   thank you again for a fine piece of Art. Great Job! Best , Larry Zimmer

Hi Regina, My customer was super happy with the last seals you made so I wanted to thank you for doing a great job. They are looking to get 8 more DTRA seals that are 18” dia. and full color. Could you please give me a price and turnaround time?Thanks,S.C.

Good Afternoon Regina,We have received the artwork and the Seals are very nice and we are very happy with them!  We appreciate the patterns for the lettering as well and we are mounting them with the adhesive you provided for them.  Best Regards, L.V., United States Marshals Service

Regina, We received the two (large stained mahogany) crests for the Army War College today- they look great!  We are extremely impressed with the quality and overall appearance.  They are exactly what we were hoping for. Thanks again- Dave D.,CIV USARMY AWC (US)  

Hi Christie, We received our (Iowa) Seal Friday and it looks great! We would like to purchase 10 more. Could you send us an invoice and I will send you a PO?  Thank you, K.R.

Hey Regina,I rcvd the seals (for the President and VP of the US)  and they look great.  Thank you very much.  Can you send me an invoice/receipt for the second/final pymnt charged to our card?  Thanks. T.B.,US Secret Service.

Good morning, Regina.     I showed my boss the seal today (State of Florida House of Representatives plaque) and we are all VERY pleased with how it came out. Absolutely stunning work. We’ve been in touch with our billing department for the remaining balance due and you should receive payment soon. My boss is already wanting to get more of these.How much per seal, is there a discount for batch orders, and what other texture/colors do you have access to? Thanks so much once again, Regina!       Daniel

Hi Christie, Well arrived, thanks for all. Very Nice product ! Congratulations to your firm. See you. Michel M.

Christie , We received our beautiful "County Commission" sign Thursday.  Thank you for working with us.  If I can be a reference for future Customers, please refer them to me. Thanks again.      G.W. , Commissioner  St. Francois County, Farmington, Mo

Hi Christie,    Just got the White House  plaque and it is excellent in all respects.  Kudos to you and the artists who made it.  All the best, Scott B.

Regina, Thank you, thank you … you are such a great company and client feels this as well!. Good to go! Monica Kline Fine Corporate Gifts

Christie,, As you will recall, your company created a single sided brass seal for Yancey County back in August.  ..The seal was great and we were very pleased. We want to order a second seal plaque , same as the last one; and  I would like to have the digital file of the seal.Thanks,N.B.

Good afternoon We received the plaque & everyone (which is important) likes it. The invoice goes before the Town Board on 2/14/2017 for approval & the check goes in the mail shortly there after. S.S., Richmond Town Court

Regina,    We received the seal this morning. It looks great!!
Thank-You so much for expediting the order & having it here before the "no later than date".
Thanks again, you have exceeded our expectations!!!! A.N., Technical Director

Dear Regina, Received the (US) Great Seal plaque today wanted to let you know how pleased I  was with work I am thinking about ordering a similar size plaque of the  Great Seal of the President of the United States I suppose you make those as well?  is the price the same?   thank you again for a fine piece of Art. Great Job! Best , Larry Zimmer

Hi Regina, ... It was certainly a pleasure working with your company, and I look forward to another project in the near future. Have a great weekend!  Thanks, Denise, Jonathan Louis Marketing

Dear Art Sign Works: The Town of Clinton,  NY placed an order for a Single sided HDU 24" in diameter and we received it this week.  It is beautiful!  K.R., Town of Clinton  

Regina… Our plaque is awesome! Thanks, Mike Mulcahy

Dear Christie: I received the plaque I ordered. It is beautiful. We are very satisfied with the work !!!! Sincerely It looks better than we expected. ....Thank you very much for the excellent job. Sincerely,Dr. R.G., DDS

Regina, Sign arrived today. I am very pleased with the finished product. Design, workmanship, and customer service all exemplary. Happy Holidays! S. D.

Dear Regina, Received the (US) Great Seal plaque today wanted to let you know how pleased I was with work I am thinking about ordering a similar size plaque of the Great Seal of the President of the United States I suppose you make those as well? is the price the same? do you have a photo you could e-mail

Hi Christie, Well arrived, thanks for all. Very Nice product ! Congratulations to your firm. See you. Michel M.

Regina, Kim and I wanted to thank you and the Art Sign Works staff for the great job on our plaque. It looks great and we couldn't be happier. We'll definitely recommend you to others! Thanks for all your help. Wes

ASW; We love, love, love it...we just got our plaque and it is fantastic! We enjoyed working with you on this. S.D.

ASW; Just got my plaque and it's great, thank you so much for your careful attention to the details. Frank F, NY

Art SignWorks; They are beautiful!!! Just beautiful and the quality is the best. Thank you for taking good care of me. M. K.

Art SignWorks; The plaques are awesome, we need another please. Thanks for the great service and answering all my questions. C. Chang

Hi Christie, I never thanked you for our order (30 inch US Senate seal wall plaque) We received it Wednesday and it looks great, as usual. Until next time. Best, KeeKee

Hi Christie, Let's go for 36 x 36, we are excited!! You have been a GREAT help in assisting me... Fantastic customer service. I will fill out the form shortly. Thank you. Peter G.

Christie, I saw the PSA plaque as well as the bronze California seal. it is awesome too. Thanks so much for the great craftsmanship. All my best, Jeanne Christie, The plaque arrived today and it is beyond our expectations! We love it. Thank you. Thanks so much. Lee T.

Christie, The plaque is just beautiful! We are really pleased. Doing something like this over the internet isn't always so successful, but Art Sign Works creates an excellent product and the customer service is terrific.Thank you so much for all your help and for the wonderful design and execution of our new plaque. Shelley and Gary

Hi Christie, Just to let you know that the FDIC OIG plaque arrived at my door at about 7:30 am this morning. I was shocked at the speedy service. The item arrived in Sydney, Australia on Saturday mid day. So its arrived safe and sound. I must say it looks striking. So an excellent job done on it. I put it up in my living room for the moment over my most memorable government plaques. It certainly has a distinctive look. Again thank you for the excellent workmanship and service. I have advised the NASA special agent that your company can make the NASA OIG plaque. I will now send him pictures of the FDIC OIG plaque here with me now . Again thank you. Regards,James

Art SignWorks: Thank you for my beautiful plaque. The craftsmanship is excellent. It looks exactly like the samples we created in photoshop. I couldn’t be more happy with it. I will recommend you to anyone! ( :Thank you, thank you, thank you! ( : Yasha

Hi Christie/ Kevin, Received the plaque today and it looks amazing. Great job !!!. I like the way the HDU material captured the logo design. I will send photos after it is hung.Thanks again. Frank V.

Hello! We received our plaques last week, and they are absolutely beautiful! You exceeded our expectations, and everyone is thrilled with the final product. Thank you so much, we really appreciate everything you did for us, especially your patience. We will certainly use you in the future, and we will definitely recommend you to others. Thanks again, M.T., Volunteer/Event Coordinator Austin, TX

Christie and Kevin, It arrived yesterday and I have one word: WOW! It’s absolutely perfect – thanks for all your help!-  K.J.L.

Kevin – Thank you from the bottom of our hearts ! The job you did for us was superb – the actual finished product greatly exceeded our expectations. Also, thank you for having it delivered on-time. It’s truly appreciated.-  Karen J

Christie, We got it and the plaque looks great! Thank You. Bryan S, Escondido, CA

Kevin- Awesome!!!!!THANK YOU so much, you have been a pleasure to work with!!!!! That kind of customer service is hard to come by these days. It is much appreciated and the school of 600 students will appreciate it as well", SC

Art Sign Works, received the plaques and they are perfect. Exactly what I was looking for. They are beautiful, thanks a lot. Thanks again, Katheline

"Hey Kevin, We just received the DHS (Dept. of Homeland Security) Seal you made for us - it is perfect! Thank you for your effort and great customer service", RM, Chapel Hill , N.C, "Kevin, Our plaques all arrived in one piece and look fantastic. We couldn't be more pleased.. Thanks again for such excellent (and timely) craftsmanship." Best, DS

Christie; ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC!!!! I obviously came to the right people!!! I am sincerely pleased! Not to knock the run-of-the-mill carved wooden ones that can be obtained through most military insignia supply stores or websites, but how can something like that offer compete with this!?! It looks as if it was cast in solid metal! Beautiful job! I am very happy with it and more than pleased ! Thanks so very very much! B.H.

 ArtSignWorks: I wanted you guys to know that I received the plaque today (State Seal of Louisiana) and it looks amazing! Thank you so much. Representative, Louisiana House of Representatives Thanks

To Kevin, Christie & Everybody at Art Sign Works: We just received our finished plaque today and we are giddy, overwhelmed, and ABSOLUTELY THRILLED with it! You have exceeded our expectations in every way. Great work! We hope to send you a picture after we get it mounted. Thank you so much for your fine work & craftsmanship. All good things, Michael & Barbara N.Y., N.Y.