Grouping of four (4) regional East TN split oak baskets including three (3) buttocks baskets and one (1) small rectangular form basket. All have fixed handles secured at rims with nails, with the exception of the medium sized buttocks basket. All range in size from 10 1/4" H x 11" W x 11" L to 7 1/4" H x 8 1/4" W x 6 1/2" L. Largest and smallest buttocks baskets are likely late 19th century, and the other two are likely early 20th century. Provenance: Private Knoxville, TN collection. CONDITION: All with general use wear, slight losses and light grime. Scattered green paint drips to rectangular form basket, largest 1/2" L, as well as potential mold residue to weavers on base. Dark stains to largest basket: one on interior, 1" dia, and another near handle terminus which is visible from interior and exterior (2" L x 2" W.) Dark blue stain on smallest buttocks basket, 1 1/4" L, visible from interior and exterior.
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