An interesting carved wood briefcase or suitcase by Santa Barbara artist George Mullen. This functional piece of art is sculpted in plywood, with the layers adding more dimension to the carved swirling designs. A brass latch with leather strap holds it closed. This piece is in original condition and shows some loss to both the wood and the finish throughout.
About the artist; In the early 1960's George P. Mullen arrived in Santa Barbara, California having spent many years studying art and design, and working as in interior designer and artist. With his wife Theresia he set up a small company that produced unique furniture of his own design. In the mid 1970's when the business could no longer compete with large volume manufactures George focused on his art and worked in virtually every medium creating numerous pieces through the early 2000's. He particularly focused on carved wood pieces both large and small.
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