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Rare, Primitive, Splint Apple-Picking Basket with Forged Iron Hook

$200

Rare, primitive, splint apple-picking basket with forged iron hook. This large gathering basket (possibly oak splint) is rather unusual. The 12 ribs are tapered so that they are narrow at the upper edge and widen at the bottom to create a more secure structure for holding fruit. Attached to the bentwood handle by means of a leather belt is a forged iron hook. This hook would then attach to the picker’s own belt, allowing him or her to use both hands for picking. Judging by the lovely patina, this piece was probably made in the late nineteenth or early 20th century.

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Description

Rare, primitive, splint apple-picking basket with forged iron hook. This large gathering basket (possibly oak splint) is rather unusual. The 12 ribs are tapered so that they are narrow at the upper edge and widen at the bottom to create a more secure structure for holding fruit. Attached to the bentwood handle by means of a leather belt is a forged iron hook. This hook would then attach to the picker’s own belt, allowing him or her to use both hands for picking. Judging by the lovely patina, this piece was probably made in the late nineteenth or early 20th century.

Dimensions
Basket — 21½ inches (55 cm) long, 11 inches (28 cm) wide, 10½ inches (27 cm) tall to the top of the handle
Forged iron hook — 8 inches (19.5 cm) long, 2½ inches (6.5 cm) wide

Condition
There are two places on the upper rim where the splint wrapping has been glued to the rim. However, this is an old repair and does not detract from the overall good condition of the piece. The basket is still sturdy and useable.

Delivery or Pick-up
Please note that delivery, delivery insurance and duty, if applicable, are not included in the above price. Our checkout page will calculate the cost of Canada Post delivery based on your postal/zip code and/or location. We ship worldwide. You also have the option of picking up the item in Newburgh, Kingston or Napanee, Ontario, Canada. Sorry no refunds available once purchased. For more information feel free to contact us at: rogueshollowantiques@gmail.com

Additional information

Weight 4.0 lbs
Dimensions 25 x 11 x 14 in