03-16-2011 03-17-2011
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Marlborough MA
2540M Marlborough
March 16, 2011 02:00 PMCalender

Woven Splint Buttocks Basket

Auction: Discovery - 2540M Location: Marlborough Date / Time: March 17, 2011 10:00AM


Woven Splint Buttocks Basket, attributed to the Shelton sisters, Forsyth County, North Carolina, late 19th/early 20th century, constructed with thin oak splints woven on a bentwood frame with upright handle, (breaks and losses), ht. 13, wd. 5 1/2, lg. 6 in.

Note: Mary and Eliza Shelton were basket makers in Forsyth County, North Carolina, and both were listed in the 1910 census as a "basket maker at home."
Estimate $300-500


Forsyth County, Mary Shelton, Eliza Shelton