Charles Gardiner, Antiques
Swing Handle Basket labeled W.E. Joy, No. Ashburnham, Mass.

Swing Handle Splint Basket

Massachusetts, c 1900, 9-1/2" diameter, 6-1/2" deep. Paper label reads "W.E. Joy, No. Ashburnham, Mass." Warren E. Joy's business card, in the collection of the Ashburnham Historical Society, indicates that he made a number of "shaved wood" products, including fishing rods, by hand in his workshop in North Ashburnham. I've only seen his baskets, and this is the first one I've seen with a paper label.

$ 295.00

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