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A lidded bentwood chest with black and red symmetric figural painting | Donald Ellis Gallery

Bent Corner Chest

Bella Bella
Northern British Columbia

ca. 1870

wood, paint

height: 18 ½"
width: 33"
depth: 18"

Inventory # N1868

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PROVENANCE

Acquired from a family in British Columbia
Uno Langman, Vancouver, BC 

PUBLISHED

Donald Ellis Gallery catalogue, 1999, pg 23.

RELATED EXAMPLES

Royal Ontario Museum, No. 23113 - See: Bella Bella, Black, Douglas & McIntyre, Vancouver, 1997, No. 34

Royal Ontario Museum, No. 912x16.A&B - See: Ibid, No. 40

See also: The Far North, De Laguna, National Gallery of Art, Washington DC, 1973, pl. 235 for images of four painted house screens showing great similarity of style, and possibly by the same hand