LUCY COOK WHITE OAK BASKET LURAY VA. HANDMADE SIGNED

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  • Item Category: Ethnic, Folk & Native American Art
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Mar 05,2009
  • Channel: Online Auction
THIS BASKET IS MADE OF WHITE OAK SPLINTS BY LUCY COOK OF LUREY VIRGINIA. IT IS 4.25" TALL INCLUDING HANDLE BY 3.5" WIDE ACROSS TOP OF BASKET. THE BOTTOM PART IS 1.75" HIGH. THIS ONE IS SIGNED LUCY COOK 1987. I GOT TO KNOW LUCY AND HER FAMILY BY DOING CRAFT SHOWS TOGETHER. EVERY SHOW I WOULD GET HER TO MAKE ME SEVERAL WHITE OAK BASKETS. I HAD HER MAKE 6 OF THESEFOR ME AND A SEWING BASKET AT A SHOW. THIS IS MY BASKET AND I HAVE TAKEN CARE OF IT. SHE WAS BASKET MAKER FOR 30 YEARS FOR COLONIAL WILLIAMSBURG. SHE WOULD SIT AND DEMONSTRATE BASKET MAKING AT COLONIAL WILLIAMSBURG. WHEN SHE RETIRED SHE STARTED MAKING BASKETS WITH HER FAMILY AND ATTENDING CRAFT SHOWS. HER HUSBAND WOULD SET AND CUT THE SPLINTS IN A SHED AT THEIR HOUSE FROM WHITE OAK TREES WHILE LUCY AND HER 2 SONS AND DAUGTHER-IN-LAW WOULD GO TO THE SHOWS. HER WHOLE FAMILY MADE WHITE OAK BASKETS. I PURCHASED THIS ONE IN 1987. SUCH A LOST ART.

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