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NATIVE AMERICAN COVERED BASKET
An exceptional Native American covered basket.It measures about 18" long, 15" wide, and 11" tall. It has swabbed weavers as well as stamped decoration. The interior is lined not only with colorful early wallpaper, but also beneath the wallpaper, with a relegious paper that is from Hingham, MA and dated 1830. An interesting original construction feature is the two splint wrapped runners that reinforce and strengthen the bottom. The basket is in very good condition.
19th c. SAILORS MACRAME BASKET
This is an example of 19th or early 20th century sailor's macrame or knot work. It is made to resemble a China export or early pearlware retuculated fruit basket or chestnut bowl. The diameter is 8 3/4" X 9 1/2". The height is approximately 2". It is made of fishing line that is stiffened with varnish. I have seen examples similar to this one referred to as being made in Grand Bank, Nova Scotia by fishermen in the late 19th and early 20th century. It is in very good condition.with a mellow old surface.
LARGE ROUND FIELD BASKET
This is an exceptional field basket with nicely shaped uprights and a kicked in base. It measures 13 1/2" high not including the handles. The diameter is 20". The basket is in very good condition although there is some loss to the cross wrapping at the rim. This basket has great form and a beautiful patina!
TACONIC SWING HANDLE BASKET
One of the nicest 19th centuryTaconic swing handle baskets I have ever seen! The handle is beautifully carved in a form reminiscent of a heart! The basket is a nice small size and is in very good original condition as well. The height to the rim of the basket not including the handle is approx 4 1/2"". The height to the top of the handle when it is in the upright position is 9". The top diameter is 7 3/4 ". There are a couple of tiny breaks to the weavers as photographed. Really, this basket is overall very good original condition!