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Extraordinary. Beautiful. American Folk Art.

Antique, late 1800s-1920s Shaker sewing, work basket with two boats or cradles for holding thread spools, thimble or needle packets. Made by Shaker Sisters, these ornate baskets were called 'fancy goods'. (I have seen a similar example with nearly identical weave & detail, a 1" x 2" miniature sold by an esteemed Shaker collectors' auction some years back.) Retains a hand numbered paper label on bottom.

Untouched, age darkened mellow patina.

Hand woven from fine splint, either poplar or ash. Canted foot. Thin, rounded wood decorative at base & waist that functions to reinforce stability. Appears to have had a lid originally. Two ring handles at each side.

Two bands of xxtra fine, woven braid with a single darker strand at center of body for subtle decorative effect.

Condition: Excellent antique condition: no breaks, missing rim wrap, cracks, stains, mold or other issues observed. Other than supposed missing lid, just one missing wrap was noticed on underfoot. Not seen & inconsequential.

Lovely addition to any antique basket, Shaker or primitives collection.

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Antique Shaker sewing work basket, two boats - Shaker fancy goods


  • Vintage item from the 1800s
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