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​19th C Rye Straw Feather Basket 

This basket was most likely created to store feathers. In addition to its rare form, it is attractive from every viewing angle.  Measuring 21" tall by 11" in diameter at its widest section, and the narrowest part of the base is just 6" wide. The basket has an excellent patina and three, wrapped handles which remain firmly attached. The handles on the sides are 6" long and the lid has a 3"-long handle. There are a few scattered, minor losses (as shown in photos), and it sits at a slight angle (not perfectly straight up and down), but overall it is in very fine condition for its age.