13 January 2003
This lot is offered without a reserve
A MAKAH TWINED AND LIDDED BASKET
of cylindrical form, woven of cedar bark and natural and analine-dyed bear grass, decorated with thin geometrical bands, the lid with solid bands spiraling to the zigzag edge, several old tags attached to the bottom, one inscribed, Neahbay "Fine Ball" basket. Bought in Seattle Aug. 1905. Made near Cape Flattery.
Diameter: 3¼ in. (8.3 cm.)
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THE PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE COLLECTOR
Fewer than 30 of these horseshoe-back armchairs are known to exist. This one comes to auction on 13 September in New York
Important Chinese works of art from one of America’s leading cultural institutions coming to auction in New York