VALLEY OF VIRGINIA RIB-TYPE WOVEN-SPLINT BASKETS, LOT OF TWO BY THE SAME MAKER, white oak, each kidney-form and of substantial construction with converging ribs, wrapped double rim, and arched handle. Original dry natural surfaces with mellow color. Possibly Rockbridge Co. First quarter 20th century. 9 1/2" and 12" HOA, 10" and 12" DOA. Provenance: From a Rockbridge Co., VA estate collection. Catalogue Note: The construction of these two baskets is identical, indicating that they were made by the same basketmaker.
Excellent condition with only a few minor scattered breaks/losses.