Finely Woven Antique Southern Splint Oak Buttocks Basket
Finely Woven Antique Southern Splint Oak Buttocks Basket -This basket was found in the rafters of an old abandoned house located in Yadkin Valley, North Carolina. The mortise and tenon construction and stone and hand-made brick construction of the house, indicative of early, 19th century construction, leads us to believe that this basket was made some time in the mid-19th century. The basket retains about 95% of its original dark green paint. This Appalachian origin basket measures as follows: approximately 7.5″ x 5″ x 4.5. This is a fine, early basket, in superior condition.