American Craft Studio Burl Wood Jewelry Box by Michael Elkan Signed
For sale is a uniquely beautiful jewelry box handcrafted from gorgeous Oregon Birdseye Maple Burl wood with smooth sides and removable lid. This amazing Burl wood Box measures. 7 1/8 (at longest part of base) by just under 5 wide by 2 ½ tall and boasts an absolutely amazing wood grain. The box is comprised of three linear edges and one untouched, organically formed edge. The piece which was created in the late 20th century (circa 1980s) is signed Michael Elkan Studio and is in beautiful Vintage condition. Sadly, Michael passed away in 2014. His works remain highly collectible. About the Artist: www-dot-michaelelkan-dot-com/. Master woodworker Michael Elkan opened his Oregon studio in 1980 and created wooden furniture and accessories until turning to other pursuits in 2002. He is also a published author: “Reading the Wood: Projects from a Master Woodworker” (1990). Chronology Birth: August 16, 1942 Death: July 27, 2014. Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Worked in family children’s clothing store. Worked in a Jobbers warehouse. Forum Sportswear, warehouse to designer. (credits: GQ, Esquire, NY Times, Menswear Daily). George Nakashima buys work to sell in his studio. Furniture for the Native American Museum at Warm Springs, Oregon. Wrote the book Reading the Wood: Techniques & Projects from a Master Woodworker. Closed Studio to explore other artistic endeavors. Such as architecture, cement & cement furniture, & garden design; and a limited amount of art furniture. Nesting boxes, boxes inspired by caverns, bridges, masks & trees… Led by the wood in an exploration of mystical architecture. I started sculpting boxes one day & never stopped! Each piece was a new experience. American Craftsman, Contemporary, Modern. H x 5 in. W x 7 1/8 in. The item “American Craft Studio Burl Wood Jewelry Box by Michael Elkan Signed” is in sale since Friday, September 16, 2016. This item is in the category “Jewelry & Watches\Jewelry Boxes & Organizers\Jewelry Boxes”. The seller is “realgoods-us” and is located in Reseda, California. This item can be shipped to United States.
- Brand: Michael Elkan Studio
- Material: Light Shade Burl Maple
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States