SCARCE LATE 19TH to EARLY 20TH CENTURY AME RI CAN ANTIQUE NEW ENGLAND PRIMITIVE NUT BROWN COLOR, BLACK ASH SPLINT WOOD, HAND-WOVEN, LONG, SHALLOW RECTANGULAR GATHERING BASKET, with NAILED, STEAMED ASH INTERIOR & EXTERIOR TOP RIM. Late 19th to early 20th century Ame ri can antique New England primitive black ash, splint wood, nailed, hand woven gathering baskets. 16" Length x 10 14" Width x 4 12 Height. For your review and consideration is this nearly completely intact, less some slight breaks and minimal loss on its bottom, late 19th to early 20th century Ame ri can antique New England primitive black ash splint, woven long, shallow, rectangular gathering/presentation basket.It features nailed steamed and bent ash hardwood interior and exterior wooden rim, circumnavigating the entire rim of the basket's opening on both sides, lending the basket strength and structural integrity. The basket is an early one, with 100% original and absolutely untouched wooden surfaces. The only damage to the antique basket is found with some black ash wood material loss on a few of the splints.
There's some minimal, isolated wood loss but no significant fractures or major blow-outs. This is evidence, along with the basket's wonderful nut brown antique finish and some surface soiling found on one of its long sidewalls, of it being previously used and apparently used often. Fortunately it wasn't abused and would have been used as a gathering basket for fruit or cut flowers. Wonderful wood patina and original surfaces. Now, incredibly 120 to 145 years old, it remains as an artifact of our collective New England past.
Good to Very Good overall antique condition. The item "LATE 19TH C ANTIQUE NUT BROWN COLOR/BLACK ASH SPLINT WOOD RECT GATHERING BASKET" is in sale since Wednesday, May 12, 2021. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Decorative Collectibles\Baskets". The seller is "modsanctuary" and is located in Milford, New Hampshire. This item can be shipped worldwide.