Vintage serving basket, folk art floral shell diorama under glass (c 1930s)
Vintage American handcrafted basket is woven from sweetgrass & measures 15" long, 10" wide and 2.5" high. It features a wonderful seashell diorama of four vases filled with flowers. As you can see in the photos, the shells are displayed on a fabric-covered piece of cardboard & covered with an old piece of glass. Over the years, some dust has been trapped under the glass but the basket itself & the shell work are all in good condition. The dust just adds to its charm.
I am not sure about the origin of this piece. I bought it years ago from a very knowledgeable dealer of early Americana who said it was Seminole. Whether it was originally made as a souvenir, a craft during the "WPA" days or as a labor of love, I do know it is an authentic piece of vintage folk art.
- Handmade serving basket/tray woven from seagrass
- Features seashell diorama of four vases full of flowers
- Possibly a souvenir piece made by the Seminole tribe
- Circa 1920's - 1930's
Good vintage condition. No damage to the basket or sea shell diorama but dust is trapped under the glass.
Material: Sweetgrass. Seashells, Glass
Measures: 15" long x 10" wide x 2.5" deep