Diminutive North Carolina Buttocks Basket, Mary and Eliza Shelton
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Early 20th century, although unsigned, the basket is recognizable as having been made by the Shelton sisters, Forsyth County, North Carolina, composed of thin oak splints with a bentwood frame, the delicate finishing nails above a cross band at the handle bases are a notable Shelton detail.
6.5 x 6 x 6 in.
The Shelton sisters were listed in the 1910 county census as "Basket Makers at Home" (a home industry) meticulously crafting baskets from 1880 to early 20th century.
No apparent condition concerns.
$800 - 1,200