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Maker(s):Filley, Harvey (attributed)
Date Made:ca. 1830-1860
Type:Food Service
Materials:base metal: tinned sheet iron; paint
Place Made:Pennsylvania: Philadelphia
Measurements:Overall: 12 1/2 in x 7 7/8 in x 3 in; 31.7 cm x 20 cm x 7.6 cm
Accession Number:  HD 2020.5.9
Credit Line:Anonymous Gift
Museum Collection:  Historic Deerfield

Rectangular shaped tinned sheet iron bread basket with arched, flared ends. The basket is painted allover in dark brown asphaltum, the interior is painted with a yellow border of stylized bell flowers and an entertwined scrolls, and the interior is decorated with red flowers, green leaves, and black tendrils on a white ground, the center is plain with a border of four melons in the corners, and a wriggle work border in yellow. Basket is attributed to the Harvey Filley tinshop, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1830-60, based on a similar example at the Winterthur Museum, 1959.2047 Condition: very good, few losses, little restoration

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