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Lot 82: New England Miniature Black Ash Woven Splint Egg Gathering Basket 1800s
25 October 2016
Milton, DE, USA
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Description: This is an antique miniature black ash woven splint egg gathering basket from New England, circa 1800s. The antique miniature egg basket is handmade of black ash splints with a bump up center and flat bottom for resting. The antique miniature egg basket has a black ash bentwood handle that runs through the entire basket sides. The antique miniature egg basket has a double bentwood band that surrounds the mouth of the basket and is tightly wrapped with criss cross splints. The basket is made with precision and beautifully hand crafted with fine workmanship and detail. The Antique Miniature Small Woven Splint Basket has a nut brown patina that is so desirable and only comes from time and age.
Condition Report: Excellent condition, strong and sturdy, with an age appropriate patina
Dimensions: Handle to handle is 9 inches wide, 8 Inches high including handle, and 27 inches round in circumference.