I personally haven't seen anything quite like this, nor did I find out much about it when I attempted some research. I can tell you that this owl is awesome!
The labels on the back tell me it was made by Lucid Lines, Inc. in 1978. They were a company based out of Culver City, CA. This piece was called "Two Owls #1600", although for the life of me, I only see one owl staring back.
The back panel is wood with a complementary circular shade behind the owl representing the moon. The three-dimensional owl features fantastic detail--you can see every feather as it's large black eyes gaze knowingly out at you. The owl and branch appear to be wood grain, but I am not certain of the actual material since they are sealed inside (wood composite?). At the base of the frame, there are winter trees printed on the inside of the glass. The wood frame features 4 brass corner pieces as accents.
It is a large shadowbox at 18 3/4" wide, 22 1/2" tall, and 2" deep. It has its original center hangar on the back, but with its weight, I would consider adding a couple of eyelets and a wire.
This piece is in great vintage condition. There were a few light scratches and one nick on the frame that I covered with a wood stain pen. You can see the nick along the bottom in one of the photos. The brass corners are tarnished and marked--I preferred them that way, but you may be able to get some shine out of them if you try. No matter how well an object is sealed up inside glass, the glass will always show it's age with specks and fogging. You can see by the photos that the glass is still in great shape and I had to take it into the sun to see minor signs of age.
IMPORTANT SHIPPING INFO: Shipping is additional and not included in this listing. This shadowbox is heavy (15 lbs?) and instead of guessing at the shipping costs, I will take it to the Post Office and get you an exact quote. Just go ahead and purchase the item as normal, then I will contact you with your shipping options and then send you a second invoice for the the shipping you choose. If you would like me to hold the item aside while I get you a shipping quote, please just let me know.
Thank you for your interest!