Antique Farmhouse Basket, Split Oak Laundry Storage, Wooden Home Decor, Decorative Splint Basket, Primitive 19th Century, Wood Basket

$700.00 $875.00

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The large antique split oak primitive farmhouse basket is in very good condition. This huge basket is very old and very well made. The basket can still be picked up and carried around the house or it can be loaded with towels, bedsheets and other items. However, given the age and rarity of this basket, it might best be displayed in its own space.

Since there are no dates or company markings on this gorgeous old farmhouse laundry basket, it is hard to be dogmatic about a particular date. However, given the provided reasons, it is highly likely that this basket is mid to later 1800's.

Our reasons are as follows:

1. The shape of the shanks are practically all rectangle - this can mainly be seen on their ends as they are curled over after coming through the wood.

2. The oxidation around the hole and on the surface of the nails is much more consistent with black rust as opposed to the brownish red rust of modern nails.

3. The heads of the nails in this basket are not uniform - this is hardly noticeable unless under magnification.

4. The nail heads have straighter sides with rounded portions in between (for example straighter on top and bottom and more rounded on ends) - the rounded parts of the heads appear to be attempted and not uniform.

5. The construction and appearance of this larger antique farmhouse laundry basket match other baskets supposedly coming out of the 19th century.

The large antique split oak basket has some places where the end of the material has broken off or has simply split under stress. In addition, it does not appear to be missing a single nail. However, given its age it is possible there is one missing and we simply looked over it.

Also, the areas toward the bottom of each side may appear to have a slightly open section along the entire length of the side. This is consistent on both sides. As far as we can tell, this is the way the basket was made. Also, it may hardly be noticeable unless pointed out. Furthermore, it is possible the woven material can be slid back toward the bottom of the side. However, it is probably best to allow the natural movement of the material so that there is less stress on the overall basket.

The remnants of previous contents found in this basket indicate it was either used for hauling cotton or as a laundry basket. Whichever, given the size, depth, and reinforced construction of this gorgeous antique basket, it was most likely carried by two people. Under a light or up in the light, there are some little pieces of thread that may show in between the split oak material - mainly on the bottom and near the corners.

The decorative possibilities for this antique primitive farmhouse laundry basket are many. The entryway or study wall would be enhanced by the addition of this gorgeous antique treasure. In addition, a location high above the kitchen cabinets might be a perfect and preferred location to display this large split oak beauty. Also, the hearth area would welcome this beautiful antique farmhouse basket.

The collector will appreciate this gorgeous old 19th Century basket for its very good condition and larger overall size.

The large antique split oak primitive farmhouse laundy basket weighs approximately 5 pounds.

The gorgeous antique split oak farmhouse basket measures 10" tall x 29.5" in length x 22.5" wide.


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Antique Split Oak Primitive Farmhouse Laundry Basket

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