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Lidded storage basket

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This basket with lid is plain plaited. Hardwood splints form the rectangular shaped piece. Small loop handles are attached to the exterior on two sides.


Handwritten on printed paper inside lid: transcription on original card; edited information provided by donor on handwritten note: Mrs. Abbot Laurence/Katharine daughter/of Hon. Timothy Bigelow/(Son of Co. Timothy Bigelow &/Anna Andrews Bigelow)/and Lucy Prescott Bigelow/6th child of/Dr. Oliver & Lydia Baldwin/Prescott of Groton/He died in Medford 1821


Mrs. Lydia Prescott (d. 1798) to Katharine Bigelow to Edith Rotch (c. 1849) to Aimee Lamb. Gift of Aimee and Rosamond Lamb in 1973.

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Aimée and Miss Rosamond Lamb

Native American (Algonkian), late 18th century

Object Place

Southeastern New England, United States


20.32 x 38.1 x 25.4 cm (8 x 15 x 10 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Probably ash, printed paper, newspaper