Storage Basket

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

1780-1846

GUSN

GUSN-67241

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

Descriptive Terms

storage baskets
paper (fiber product)
ash (wood)
weaving
Basket, Food Storage
Splint
Basket, Food Storage

Associated Building

Coffin House (Newbury, Mass.),

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

7 3/4 (H), 12 1/2 (diameter) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Margaret E.C. Merriam in memory of her mother Elizabeth Low Coffin Colman

Accession Number

1985.605

Date

1780-1846 (Date of newspaper liner--probably not original)