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Late 19th c. New England Utility Basket

Late 19th c. New England Utility Basket

A 19th C. utility basket in original oxidized surface.


Constructed from ash wood with a circular base and lightly splayed upright. A single looped rim with a visible scarf joint is reinforced with double coiling. Applied handles are interwoven into the body using single lashings and reinforced with a continuous loop lashing.


Survives in a superlative state of condition with attractive color. Extremely pleasing in appearance; delicate and shallow.


New England origin. Ca. 1875. 7"W. See "American Baskets: A Folk Art Tradition" by David A. Schorsch plate 17 for a similar example.

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