- Object Origin:
- Coast Salish/Metis
- James Michels
- red and yellow cedar with Abalone and Opperculum shell
- 13 x 7 x 8
- Bentwood Boxes & Sculptures
Large bentwood box with double killerwhale design and Abalone inlay
This large stunning bentwood box was specifically commissioned for a knowledgeable private collector to his exact specifications. Although this beautiful box was pre-sold we can have one designed exactly to your desires, including shape, size and design - simple contact us to discuss the details and make an order! This lovely is deeply carved, embossed, hand painted and inlayed with both Abalone and Opperculum shells. It features a yellow cedar body with red cedar lid and base, this lends an outstanding organic contrast of both types of cedar against the stunning original design work. Please allow 6 to 8 weeks for delivery of this hand made bentwood box.
James Michels, born July 29th 1969 in Merrit B.C., is a highly accomplished Cree/Metis artist whose creations are held in high esteem by other artists and feverishly collected by knowledgeable collectors. His bentwood boxes and stunning panels can be regularly viewed in most of the major galleries of Northwest Coast artwork in both Canada and the United States. James Michels is presently working on a large commission of a series of bentwood boxes for the Canadian Government. Last year a series of his bentwood boxes were commissioned for the participants of the 2005 PGA Whistler Golf Skins game. As well, his artwork has been purchased by President Bill Clinton, former Prime Minister Paul Martin and singing legend Joni Mitchell. James is also sought after for his exceptional large carved panels and totem poles.