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Bonnet Basket

1988.497.2 (RS223075)

Description

Small, hinged basket used to carry and store a lady's hat. Round woven basket with conforming lid. Natural braided straw bands and black wicker wove together in checked pattern. Decorative black wicker handles.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1865-1870
Inscriptions
"Belonged to Susan Hershey Thayer, mother of Susan H. F. Burr." (Note attached to hat 1988.497.1)
Material
braiding
reed (grass, material)
straw (plant material)
wickerwork
Object type
Personal Gear; Personal Carrying & Storage Gear
Descriptive terms
accessories
Bag, Carrying
baskets (containers)
Braided
braiding
caps (headgear)
handbags
Purse
Reed
reed (grass, material)
Straw
straw (plant material)
wickerwork
Dimensions
5 (D), 9 (diameter) (inches)
Accession Number
1988.497.2
Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. Willie Ousler
GUSN
7196
Related Items
Title Hat Accession number 1988.497.1 Relationship Hat stored inside bonnet basket. Moved to hat storage.
Title Bonnet Basket Accession number 1930.869 Relationship Similar object / form.
Title Bonnet Basket Accession number 1944.110 Relationship Similar object / form.

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