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Rare, Miniature Painted Bushel Basket.....SALE PENDING
Probably Northeast, ca. 19th century. Nicely patinated "oyster" white paint over first red. Perhaps a so called salesman's sample, this little piece is too well made to have been just for nice. The curved slats would have been steamed about a mold, as were the tightly fitting perimeter moldings (joined by cut nails as is the round foot). Hoop handles. Perfect form in exceptional condition. Pictured in the celebrated folk art collection of Peter Brams (Skinner, Feb 25, 2001, lot 1461). Just 5 ½ inch diameter x 3 1/8 tall, not including the handles. Private Northeast collection.
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