Virginia Tooled Leather Key Basket
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Second half 19th century, attributed to Richmond, stitched leather in an oblong form with tooled and putty-filled decoration, stitched two-ply arched leather handle.
7.75 x 8.5 x 4 1/8 in.
See MESDA Journal, May 1982, pp. 49-61, R. Lewis Wright, "Key Baskets", figs. 7, 8 for a related examples.
Upper handle appears later and restoration to handle attachment at basket; expected wear to the interior; overall good condition for age and use.
$1,000 - 2,000