Seven (7) contemporary Tennessee split white oak buttocks form baskets. Includes five (5) baskets, two (2) signed, including one (1) by Nollie and Mary Prater (Cannon County, Tennessee, b. circa 1920), and three (3) attributed. One (1) signed basket by Betty Todd Tanner (McMinnville, Tennessee, 20th Century) and one (1) by Nelda J. Merritt (Tennessee, 20th Century). Ranging in size from 2 1/2"H x 2 3/4" W to 8 3/4" H x 9 1/2" W. American, late 20th century. Provenance: From a private collector who purchased the baskets directly from basket makers while traveling with J. Paul Newby, a well known basket peddler in the South. CONDITION: All overall excellent condition.
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