Lot 77: New England Wool Gathering Woven Splint Basket 1800s
October 25, 2016
Milton, DE, USA
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Description: This is an antique woven black ash splint wool gathering basket with a swing handle and the maker's name Moore on the carved bentwood handle from New England, circa 1800s for your consideration. The antique basket is handmade using wide black ash splints with a swing handle that is carved and wrapped with iron bail. The iron is wrapped and woven into the sides of the basket to allow for a swing handle. On the carved wooden swing handle there is a carved hand rest (see photos). The antique basket has a woven bump up center and swing handle. The bottom of the basket has an added coil of splint for protection. The rim on the antique basket is made with strong bentwood bands and the rim is criss crossed with wide black ash splints, for strength and durability.
Condition Report: Excellent condition with age appropriate patina.
Dimensions: 12 inches wide, 7 inches high not including swing handle, and 36 inches round in circumference.