I have owned this basket for 30+ years. It is a great buttocks basket! I am moving to Mexico and will not be able to take it with me. I bought it in New Hampshire for the exact price that I am now offering it for sale.
It is a beautiful, robust shape with nice patina. What is so rare and interesting is that the basket has an original label on the handle.
This morning I googled the name on the label and found out some interesting information. The basket came from J.W. Lingo, Lebanon, Ohio. J.W. Lingo was a prominent businessman from Lebanon, Ohio. Later he had companies, including a hardware company, by that name. Here is an excerpt from 1882: "The train was met by over 2,000 Lebanon and Warren County citizens. A local committee including W. C. McClintock of The Western Star, C. W. Randall, J. B. Graham, R. H. Holbrook and J. W. Lingo, escorted the guests to The Lebanon House." You can also see the 19th c. J.W. Lingo homestead on line.
I was also able to find reference to the recipient of the basket, Sheldon Brady, Patterson, NY.
The basket is very strong and sturdy with only one minor break (photographed). The handle is wide and strong.
Size: 22" length x 18" wide x 15" tall. Handle: 1 7/8" wide.
This is a great basket.....it has a beautiful shape and patina....and, a wonderful original label. Treat yourself!