19th c. Virginia Basket
A 19th c. market basket comprised of ash wood weavers. Woven in a traditional under-over weaving pattern, the rim work follows a more unusual approach to construction. A double coiled rim with an additional thick rib adorns the top of the base and likely serves as a bumper to prevent damage and adds structural support.
Survives in an excellent state of condition with an exceptionally historic surface.
Found in the Page, CO area of VA. While the exact maker and town of origin remains unknown, another example with similar rim work and form with Luray, VA as its origin confirms an attribution to the area. Ca. 1875. 11 1/2"T x 9 1/4"W.