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Hand-Carved Bentwood Chest by John Goodwin (Nytom) Item # F8751

Circa 1970s - 1980s

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$1,125.00 $1,500.00

Nytom, also known as John Goodwin, is an artist from the Pacific Northwest, best recognized for his depictions of Native American symbolism and motifs. The name Nytom translates to "he who walks around," and is connected to the Makah People of Neah Bay, Washington.

Nytom is known for his decorative arts, from textiles to furnishings – and bentwood cedar boxes are a specialty of his. With traditional NW Native American boxes, the four sides of the box are actually formed from one single board. Interior miters are cut and then the board is steamed and bent into shape to form the box. This example shows incredible craftsmanship and designs: the top and base are textured with chip carving, while the front features hand-painted representations of eels flanking a traditional mask.

  • Historical Style: Traditional
  • Condition Notes: Wonderfully preserved original finish. See all photos for details.

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Hand-Carved Bentwood Chest by John Goodwin (Nytom)

Circa 1970s - 1980s

On Sale!

$1,125.00 $1,500.00