Shaker Museum

Basket

Black ash splint basket with quatrefoil base, attributed to Sister Cornelia French, Church Family, Mount Lebanon, NY

Object ID
1950.3180.1
Community
New York, Mount Lebanon
Makers
French, Cornelia (1840-1917)
Family
Church Family
Description

Circular basket of black ash splint. Split rim with single lashing. The rim is half-round on the interior and exterior. Twilled base with "quatrefoil" pattern. Two cross strips at the bottom extend up the sides. Two "ear" handles, attached on the interior.

Dimensions

4 1/4 in. (10.9 cm)

Notes

According to Martha Wetherbee, co-author of "Shaker Baskets," the quatrefoil weave is unique to baskets made at Mount Lebanon.

New York, Mount Lebanon

New York,  Mount Lebanon

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Shaker Museum Basket. https://shakermuseum.us/object/?id=7412. Accessed on May 7, 2021

PEOPLE

French, Cornelia

1840-1917

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