Overview pet turtle. Art imitates life in a gilded sculptural box by award-winning product and environment designer Harry Allen. Based in New York, Allen created this creature as part of his Reality Series—pieces of which are on permanent display at prestigious museums. Cast in the likeness of an actual turtle, resin replica is plated in gleaming gold chrome to highlight every true-to-life detail. Detailed shell lifts to stow jewelry, coins, stamps, paper clips and assorted sentimental finds.