VALLEY OF VIRGINIA RIB-TYPE PAINTED WOVEN-SPLINT BASKET, white oak, kidney-form, with converging ribs, wrapped double rim and arched handle. Outstanding original dry red-painted surface. Probably Botetourt Co. Fourth quarter 19th century. 13 1/2" HOA, 8" H rim, 14 1/2" DOA. Provenance: From a Virginia private collection.
Note indicates ownership by the Wilhelm family of Lapsley Run near Fincastle.
Fair condition overall, with an area of loss to bottom and other scattered breaks/losses, top rim intact. Displays nicely.