Woven Splint Lidded Basket of Exceptional Size

Native American Woodlands, Quebec

c. 1832 (dated "1832" on remnants of newspaper lining)

woven splint with original dark brown swabbed decoration

Diam. 17 1/2"

this large-scaled splint basket is one of the earliest we have handled. The interior is lined with remnants of 1832 newspaper and handwritten letters.