Fancy Basket

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

1900

GUSN

GUSN-37504

Description

An ash splint "fancy basket" with plain, checkerweave lid and wrapped, crossed hoop handles attached at the center of the body rather than the ends. The basket body is embellished with a fancy curlicue "wart" weave over most of its surface. The rim has an elaborate lace edge that stands nearly an inch vertically.

Details

Descriptive Terms

baskets (containers)
ash (wood)
Basket, Trinket
Basket, Trinket

Inscription

"68" (Written in pencil on inside of lid and bottom of basket)

Associated Building

Original To Fowler House Main House,

Maker

Attributed to Wabanaki peoples (Maker)

Location of Origin

New England

Dimensions

6 3/4 x 5 x 3 1/2 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Fowler House Estate

Accession Number

1934.2992AB

Date

1900 (Circa)