Bonnet Basket

Date

1800-1850

GUSN

GUSN-25309

Description

Small, hinged basket used to carry and store a lady's cap. Round woven basket with conforming lid. Woven with narrow, natural colored wood splints in radiating checker and twill weave. Two loop handles and hook and eye closure.

Details

Descriptive Terms

baskets (containers)
accessories
handbags
caps (headgear)
wood (plant material)
reed (grass, material)
weaving
Bag, Carrying
Purse
Purse

Inscription

"This is a cap basket. / to carry a cap when visiting" (handwritten)

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

5 1/2 (D), 8 1/2 (diameter) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Margaret Jewell

Accession Number

1930.869

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