Deaccessioned December 19, 2013

Basket with lid

1850-1900


Object Place: United States

Dimensions

45.08 cm (17 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

67.41a-b

Medium or Technique

Wood splint, bentwood handle

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Basketry

Inscription

Ink inscription in script on handle: two overlapping "6500" and "D [star] F"
In pencil on underside of lid: "$500"
In ink, twice on outside of rim: "DF"

Provenance

Part of a collection of Shaker materials begun by Ralph E. and Myra T. Tibbetts; the Tibbets collection was inherited by their daughter and augmented by Mr. and Mrs. Russell W. Knight, Marblehead, Massachusetts; 1967, gift of Mr. and Mrs. Knight to the MFA (Accession date: January 11, 1967); December 19, 2013, deaccessioned by the MFA, ownership transferred to the Sabbathday Lake Shaker Museum, Sabbathday Lake, Maine.

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Russell W. Knight - Collection of Ralph E. and Myra T. Tibbetts