APPALACHIAN RIB-TYPE PAINTED WOVEN-SPLINT BASKET, white oak, exaggerated kidney-form, with converging ribs, wrapped double rim and low arched handle. Outstanding original dry dark blue-painted surface. Virginia or Tennessee. Fourth quarter 19th century. 12" HOA, 8 1/2" H rim, 12" DOA. Provenance: From a Virginia private collection.
Fair condition with two small areas of loss to bottom and other scattered breaks/losses to body and rim.