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Rectangular ash basket inscribed "DX", Church Family, Mount Lebanon, NY

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New York, Mount Lebanon

Rectangular splint basket with center handle. Rim double-lashed. Bonnet-shaped handle, double notched, that comes down on the inside. Base is plain weave, open with three cleats nailed on bottom that are 1 1/2" wide.


The basket has a handwritten paper tag reading "Emma J. Neale" attached to the handle. It is not clear whether she owned it or made it, but the former is more likely.

New York Mount Lebanon Church Family

New York Mount Lebanon Church Family

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Shaker Museum Basket. Accessed on May 27, 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.