Richmond, Va. Leather Key Basket - Lot #: 094

Circa 1st quarter of the 19th century, oval with leather handle, heart motif, typical of these Richmond baskets, fine scrolled floral and geometric designs and initials of "LOU" on side, all in nice untouched polished patina, 8 xc 6.75 x 4" high to top of basket and 7.5" high to top of handle. For a very good reference on these baskets, see R. Lewis Wright's article, "Key Baskets", Journal of Early Southern Decorative Arts, May 1982, pp. 49-61.
Condition: Fine.
Estimate: $2000 - $3000