Mushroom-gray painted square work basket
New England, circa 1830
Ash splint, with original paint and fabric lining, 7 x 16 x 15 ½ inches
Among the numerous early New England baskets that we have sold over many years, this one is a particular favorite. We first owned it in the early 1980s, and were thrilled to reacquire it earlier this year. It is sturdy and solid with a heft and weightiness that make it substantial.