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Basket

Quatrefoil base basket attributed to Sister Cornelia French, Church Family, Mount Lebanon, NY

Object ID:
1950.356.1
Community:
New York, Mount Lebanon
Description

Circular basket of black ash splint (light colored) with uprights and weavers 5/8" wide. Split rim with single lashing and double grip "ear handles." bottom has quatrefoil in the center, surrounded by circular weavers.

Notes

According to Martha Wetherbee, co-author of "Shaker Baskets," the quatrefoil weave is unique to baskets made at Mount Lebanon. A mold in the collection, 1950.2438.1, appears to be a match for this piece.

New York Mount Lebanon Church Family

New York Mount Lebanon Church Family

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Shaker Museum Basket. https://shakermuseum.us/object/?id=7290. Accessed on March 3, 2024

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Shane Rothe

Curatorial Associate

Shane Rothe (they/them) joined Shaker Museum in July 2023, working with independent curator Maggie Taft on an exhibition for the new museum space in Chatham. Shane is an artist as well as a curator and continues to create in the mediums of painting, sculpture, writing, and performance. Shane holds a BFA from CalArts and an MA in art history and curatorial studies from the University of Chicago.