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Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Marlborough MA
2608M Marlborough
August 11, 2012 10:00 AMCalender

Five Woven Splint Baskets

Auction: American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2608M Location: Marlborough Date / Time: August 11, 2012 10:00AM


Five Woven Splint Baskets, America, 19th century, some possibly Shaker-made, a round-over-square fruit basket with upright handle, the initials "EAD" stenciled on the handle, reportedly from Mt. Lebanon, New York; a large oblong basket with carved hardwood ear handles; a deep round fruit basket with domed center and carved swing handle with typical Taghkanic Indian handle joinery (with the ear turned crossways to fit over the rims of the basket); a deep oval basket on a rectangular base, with carved upright handle; and a openwork, hexagonal weave, handled basket, (imperfections), ht. 8 3/4-21, dia. 8 1/4-28 1/2 in.
Estimate $400-600

Round-over-square fruit basket with upright handle- a few breaks and losses around base edge.
Large oblong basket with carved hardwood ear handles- large section on one side missing lashing, some braeks and losses around base edge.
Deep round basker with domed center, hardwood swing handle- very good sturdy condition.
Deep oval basket on a rectangular base, w/carved upright handle-few breaks to lashing and rim, and around base edge.
Openwork hexagonal weave handled basket- good condition.