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Sewing basket

Object Number: 
1957.184ab
Date: 
ca. 1832
Medium: 
Wicker, wood, metal
Dimensions: 
Overall: 23 x 17 1/2 in. ( 58.4 x 44.4 cm )
Marks: 
engraved: on metal plaque on handle: "Mrs./E.B. Pintard/1832."
Description: 
Large round woven wicker basket and top with bent wood handle; wicker woven around vertical strips of split wood; base made of woven strips of split wood; handle formed by single piece of split wood running along sides and base of basket and bent to form straight handle across top. Engraved metal plaque on top of handle.
Gallery Label: 
This sewing basket was owned by Mrs. John (Elizabeth Brasher) Pintard (1765-1838), wife of the founder of the New-York Historical Society. The basket was donated by Mrs. Pintard's great-great granddaughter, and was given to the donor by Mrs. Frank Brewster Highet (Isabelle Boudinot Servoss), a sister of the donor's mother and a great-granddaughter of John Pintard.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Marian Kortright Clawson
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group