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Storage Basket

1985.605 (RS223143)

Description

Square-bottomed basket with straight sides. Checker weave pattern with alternating blue and red swabbed thin wicker weavers. Wide weavers decorated with stamped geometric patterns. Basket interior is lined with newsprint which overlaps the rim and is visible on exterior lip. Where newsprint is folded over "Lynnfield" and "1846" are visible. Probably Native American-made.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1780-1846
Date of newspaper liner--probably not original
Associated Building
Coffin House (Newbury, Mass.).
Material
ash (wood)
paper (fiber product)
weaving
Object type
Food Processing & Preparation T&E; Food Storage Equipment
Descriptive terms
ash (wood)
Basket, Food Storage
paper (fiber product)
Splint
storage baskets
weaving
Dimensions
7 3/4 (H), 12 1/2 (diameter) (inches)
Accession Number
1985.605
Credit Line
Gift of Margaret E.C. Merriam in memory of her mother Elizabeth Low Coffin Colman
GUSN
67241

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