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RARE RICHMOND, VIRGINIA AREA STITCHED- , TOOLED- , AND DECORATED LEATHER KEY BASKET CIRCA 1850 : Lot 301

Rare stained leather key basket - Probably Richmond, Virginia or vicinity, 1830-1860 - Inscribed on exterior, stamped: J.R. McK.; underside: G F - 7 3/8 by 7 13/16 by 6 5/8 in.

S.S. Cottrell & Co. - Key Basket. Stitched Leather. Stamped on Bottom "S.S. COTTRELL & CO. / RICHMOND, VA.". Richmond, Virginia. Circa 1850-1887. 6-3/4" x 8-7/8" x 3-1/8".

SHENANDOAH VALLEY OF VA PAINTED WHITE OAK SPLINT BASKET, circular with x wrap rim, arched handle, kick up bottom, original green and red painted surface, possibly by a member of the Nichols family of basketmakers from Page County, VA, first quarter 20th century

Shelton Sisters Basket; probably Forsythe County, North Carolina, late 19th/early 20th century, bentwood frame with finely woven oak splints brunk

Decorated woven splint gathering basket, white oak. Love the rim. Need to try rim technique next time I weave a basket.

Lot 237 of Brunk Auctions' July 20th Sale - Large Shelton Sisters Basket - attributed to the Shelton Sisters, Forsythe County, North Carolina, late 19th/early 20th century, woven oak splits on a bentwood frame, 9-1/2 x 11 x 9-1/2 in. - Estimate: $2,000 to $3,000