Antique Work Basket in Original Bittersweet and Black Paint, Ash Splint, Carved & Notched Handle
New England, Possibly Maine, 19th Century
Basket remains in very good condition and displays bright color; rectangular, wide bands of splint alternate
with narrow bands in colors of bittersweet and black; bentwood handles.
(Height: 9.5"; width: 20.75"; depth: 19.5")
Nantucket Lightship Basket, Round, Swing Handle Date/Period: Late 19th to early 20th century
Measurement: Height: 3.5"; height at handle: 7.5"; diameter: 7.5"
Material: Turned wood base, oak staves, and rim, woven with cane
Condition: Good, shrinkage to handle
Additional Information: This example, a shallow round basket with carved swing
handle pinned to hand cut brass ears, turned base with molded base edge, the interior
with incised concentric rings. The staves are made of oak and woven with cane; half
round hoops of oak are single wrapped with cane.
Loom Basket, Small Single Pocket Bobbin Basket, Original Surface & Decoration
Probably Native American Made, Northeastern United States Date/Period: 19th Century
Measurement: Height: 5"; width: 5"; depth: 3.25"
Material: Woven wood splint [ash], polychrome
Condition: Overall excellent, one trivial break to bottom splint; loss of .75-inch narrow
splint at base of back. Best dark patina
Additional Information: A must unusual, very small example retaining original, highly
oxidized red and green paint with yellow decoration. A very old shoelace facilitates
hanging. The basket was obviously well loved and likely used by several generations of
Nantucket Lightship Flat Round Basket
Date/Period: Early 20th Century
Measurement: Height: 3"; diameter: 9"
Material: Oak, rattan, bottom disks appear to be whitewood
Condition: Two minor bits of rattan loss, note noticeable, displays well
Additional Information: A rarely encountered open/round fruit basket of traditional
form. Bent rattan handles held by rattan weavers; The two piece rattan rim
[interior/exterior] is laced together with rattan and affixed tiny square escutcheon pins;
closing the circumference gap is rattan laid flat; turned wood interior/exterior bottom.
Antique Mellon-Form Ribbed Splint Wood Basket, Small Size
America, 19th Century, Possibly Pennsylvania
Woven with 15-ribs; fixed bentwood continuous loop handle displaying exposed
“X”-shaped lashing at rim, nice old color and patina.
Fine sturdy condition; (3.25 x 3.25 x 3.25")
Antique Mellon-Form Splint Wood Basket, Small Size, Diamond Pattern at Handle
America, 19th Century, Possibly Pennsylvania
Woven with 16-ribs; fixed bentwood continuous loop handle, nice old color and patina
Fine sturdy condition; 4.25 x 4.25 x 5.75")
Ash Splint Field or Clothes Work Basket
New England, early 20th century
Large double handle basket in good condition with double-wrapped rim. Handles are carved and notched. Sturdy and decorative. (Base: 17”; Mouth: 18”; Height: 14”)
Antique Work Basket, Ash Splint, Painted Green Stripe and Handle
America, Circa 1890-1920ish
A sturdy basket displaying nice color and patina; very good condition
Antique Basket, Taconic, Round, Swing Handle, Domed Center
New York Date/Period: 19th Century - SOLD
Measurement: Height: 3.75"; diameter: 11.5"
Material: Ash and rattan
Additional Information: Small round woven splint basket featuring a domed center and
carved ash swing handle; double wrapped rim.
Antique Basket, Rectangular Gathering Basket, Original Paint, Carved Side Handles Date/Period: 1840-1860 - SOLD
Measurement: 6.75 x 27 x 14.5”
Material: Ash splint and carved handle, original paint
Condition: Very good, bottom has tree small mouse chews, two the size of a dime, the
other a nickel. Original paint, dry patina.
Additional Information: The instant we saw this fine work basket and the subtle
tonality if it’s red and yellow painted decoration it spoke to us aesthetically in the
manner of Mark Rothko. We consider it one of the great baskets.
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