Lot 674

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Three Virginia split oak baskets by Lucy Cook 1983, blueberry basket, H8 1/2" Dia.8 1/4"; 1984, egg basket with double handles, H6 1/2" W11" D7 1/2"; 1984, round basket, H12 1/2" Dia.12"; each signed and dated by maker in pencil on base.

Other Notes: Cody and Lucy Cook of Luray, Virginia, in the Shenandoah Valley helped keep the craft of basket making alive. The couple began producing baskets in 1924, using skills learned at home in childhood. The Cooks had such success selling their products through local stores that they embraced the craft as a full-time business. In 1965, Colonial Williamsburg asked them to share their knowledge with guests and others. The Cooks also expanded the institution's knowledge of 18th century baskets by reproducing varieties from period images. They made sure their knowledge would survive by teaching their techniques to Roy Black, a thirty-year Colonial Williamsburg interpreter.

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September 13, 2009 1:00 PM EDT
West Columbia, SC, US

Charlton Hall

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