Ornamental Box by Gorst duPlessis

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Ornamental Box by Gorst duPlessis
600.00USD+ applicable fees & taxes.
This item SOLD at 2014 Jun 13 @ 19:48UTC-7 : PDT/MST
All items in this auction were created, at least in part, on the wood lathe, with wood as the primary material. All are one-of-a-kind signed originals, guaranteed to be individually created by the woodturning artist listed.
Ornamental Box
Cocobolo, African blackwood
6.75" x 1.75" x 3.5"

Gorst duPlessis, b. 1938
New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

Artist note: The body of the box was turned on a Rose engine lathe. The inside is the mirror of the outside (6 sided). The triple finial is a single piece of wood.

Artist Statement: I have been interested and involved in woodworking for more than 60 years. From whittling, duck carving, and making Queen Anne and Federal Style Furniture. I started woodturning in the early 1950’s. Approximately 25 years ago I was fortunate to acquire a Holtzapffel Ornamental Lathe (Circa 1842) and one Armbruster Rose Engine Lathe. Using exotic woods, precious metals and semi precious stones, I have been totally immersed in trying to master the intricacies of both machines, materials and imagination. The only constant in my work is change,and relying on my intuition from previous experience and exposure. I am a student of the history of turning. I turn every day as it is the relaxation that I get in contrast to my “Day Job”, The Practice of Medicine. I love what I do - and what I do is the fruit of my passion.