Storage Basket

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

1820-1860

GUSN

GUSN-25304

Description

Square, tightly woven wood splint storage basket with square, checker weave cover. Basket body is made of alternating horizontal wide and thin weavers. Thin weavers are alternately swabbed blue and red. Wide weavers are stamped with dot-and-circle design. Alternating standards are swabbed yellow and stamped with stylized floral motif. The splint coloring and stamping pattern is present on both body and cover. The basket and cover interior was once lined with printed paper that notes "Mr. Calhoun" and his debates. Native American made.

Details

Descriptive Terms

baskets (containers)
storage baskets
wood (plant material)
weaving
stamp-decorated
Basket, Food Storage
Splint
Basket, Food Storage

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

New England

Object Type

Food Processing & Preparation T&E; Food Storage Equipment

Dimensions

8 x 11 x 11 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of William Sumner Appleton

Accession Number

1924.666AB

Places

Groton (Middlesex county, Massachusetts)
New England (United States) [general region]