Antique Basket, Ash Splint Swing Handle, Round Double Bottom, Round Top
New England or New York State, 19th Century
Finely made, pushed-up bottom egg and/or berry gathering basket; a fine example of the basket makers craft. Double wrapped projecting “D” shaped rim; carved and notched ears, ash swing handle. Fine condition;
height: 5.25”, add 4” for handle; diameter is approximately 7”.
Basket, Rib-Type Woven Splint Egg Basket,
Finely Wrought, 6-Inch
Confidently Attributed to Mary Causby (1873-1955), Burke Co., North Carolina
White oak splint, late 19th to early 20th century
Typical of the weavers outstanding fine work; an exceptional diminutive size, this example featuring her characteristic fine-weave converging-rib kidney form having wrapped double rim and arched handle displaying Causby’s distinctive twist at juncture with rim. Original dry natural surface with outstanding patina.
Mary Josephine Brown Causby (1873-1955) reportedly learned the fine art of basketmaking at a young age from her father Robert (1842-1904), while growing up in Quaker Meadow Township, Burke Co., NC. She is recorded as a "basket maker" in the 1900 census, then single and living with her parents. She would marry J. N. Causby in the spring of the following year. Many of her finest baskets feature the unusual and distinctive vertical twist at the handle-rim juncture as seen on the example offered here.
(Other than two little cracks, this basket remains in fine original condition)
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”)
Basket, Northeast Woodland Indian, Painted Splint, Potato Stamp
Painted split featuring alternating salmon, natural and yellow bands with stamped heart ornamentation. Minor imperfections, some fading.
Dimensions: 6.5" H, 18" W, 9" D.
Basket, Loom, Woven Ash Splint Bobbin Basket, Natural and Original Surface
New England, 19th Century
(Good condition with minor; loss of carved hanging device; great surface; 22 by 16 by 8")
Previous Offerings or Gone to New Homes
Oak Splint Cheese Basket
New England, 19th century
Medium cheese basket with double-wrapped base in diamond form with squared tips. Blue diagonal paint on exterior. Hexagonal weave, excellent condition. (Rim width: 7”)
1230-11 - SOLD
Basket, Hexagon Weave, Round Rim, Hex Base
Yellow and Salmon Splint Banding
Unknown maker, vintage antique - SOLD
(Very good condition with a couple breaks; height: 5", W: 11", D: 11")
405-9 - SOLD
Baskets, Taconic, Pair, Swing Handles, Domed Centers, One Signed JES
Small round woven splint baskets with carved wood swing handles - SOLD
(Large: 12" H at handle, 6" H at rim, 10.25" diameter; small: 9.5" H at handle, 5.25" H at rim, 8" diameter)
606-42 - SOLD
Splint Sewing Basket, Oval Over Square, Original and Great Red Paint, Lined
Late 19th Century
New England - SOLD
The dusty interior is lined with green taffeta and features a nifty segmented trapunto thimble-cozy. This workbasket remains in excellent condition including rim and corners.
(Dimensions: 3.5" H, 8" W, 7" D.)
201-358 - SOLD
Nantucket Swing Handle Lightship Basket
Carved and notched wooden ears, turned, molded and incised bottom; tapered and chamfered oak ribs, good color - SOLD
The rattan remains in fine original condition; loss of two-inch section of rim-binding with all else very good.
(H: 6"; H at handle: 11.25"; diameter: 9")
431-65 - SOLD
Miniature Covered Storage Basket
Eastern Woodlands, Schaghticoke? - SOLD
This small nineteenth century rectangular storage basket with shoulder remains in fine original condition and has a very good patina…thirteen of the wefts are stained; alternating red and green with three splits having traces of bluing. (Base 4.5 X 3.25 inches; basket rim 2.25 X 4 5/16 inches; the lid conforms to base size and sits down on shoulder; height 4-inches.)
191-250 - SOLD
Original greenish blue paint
28-Inches - SOLD
Round top with double wrap tapering before swelling to the bulbous body then again tapering inward to the round base with pushed-up bottom. Scattered imperfections and missing handles...a wonderful form.
201-187 - SOLD
Basket, Bobbin Basket, Original Sage Green Paint
Curly Fancy Decoration
Ash splint - SOLD
This small basket in wonderful surface remains in generally excellent condition with only the loss of one small piece of splint. (Height: 6 inches; width: 6.75 inches; depth: 3.75 inches)
763-2 - SOLD