Maybe this birch panel once formed the back of a chair, or wrapped the front of a podium or column... I'm really not at all sure. It looks that there was once an eagle cut of wood or paper that was attached to the front of it, leaving this impression behind when it was lost. I of course am attracted to the effect aesthetically as well as conceptually, a bit of a haunting thing.
21" x 12 3/4" x 3 1/2 deep on the curve. Pretty rough condition, which is much of why I like it.