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2023 Fall Fine Art & Antiques (Day 2)

Sat, Oct 7, 2023 09:00AM EDT
Lot 546

2 Cherokee Baskets; Agnes Welch plus Minnie Smith

Estimate: $350 - $450

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Two (2) Cherokee baskets, consisting of: one (1) basket of white oak and walnut by Cherokee artist Agnes Lossie Welch (1925-1997), having a squared base with circular rim, dark and medium brown dyed plaits, signed "1986 Agnes Welch" on the underside. 9 1/2" H x 10 1/2" D at top. One (1) tall basket of white oak, having a squared base with circular rim, in natural color with brown and orange dyed plaits, hanging tag of "Keener Craft Shop" identifies the maker as Minnie Smith. 13" H x 10" D at top. Note: Keener Craft Shop was named for Rev. Horace Ulrich Keener, 1st resident missionary to the Cherokee Indians. The 1847 cabin that was his home served as a store in the mid 20th C. to sell crafts made by local Native American craftspeople.


Both baskets in excellent condition, taller basket (Minnie Smith) with slight lean.

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