BEST 19C. ANTIQUE AMERICAN WOODLAND INDIAN BASKET

BEST 19C. ANTIQUE AMERICAN WOODLAND INDIAN BASKET

Incredible Decoration, Early Newspaper 1832, L@@@@K

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Description:

I saw this basket and I had to have it. The decoration is superb on this 19th C. American Woodland Indian basket from northern New England. The shape is very nice with the base starting square and the top being round with an interesting weaved pattern to the conical lid. The basket is very large at 15" square at the base, 17" diameter at the top, the cover is 18 1/4" diameter and it stands 16" tall. The colors on the hand painted and stamped designs are excellent throughout, the top pattern being repeated on the lid which sort of meanders around the entire circumference and then the lower area of the basket with stylized floral patterns throughout. Yes t is some issues with the corners, t are mice holes in three corners and the fourth is slighly soft at the bottom...this is an apology for sure but the size, overall condition and color and design are the best I have seen on ebay in a while. The twisted
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