SHAKER-STYLE SWALLOW TAIL JOINTED Yellow Oval Nesting Carrier Baskets (Set of 3)
Beautiful set of three (3) SHAKER-STYLE OVAL CARRIER BASKETS with plastic liners. The fixed handled baskets were made by Department 56. The set is expertly crafted using Shaker techniques including swallowtail joints and fastening the lap-sided bands with tiny tacks.
The nesting baskets are stained mustard yellow and fit neatly inside each other, measuring:
- Large oval basket measures 7” x 5” across bottom, 2 ⅞” high without handle and 7” high with handle.
- Medium oval basket measures 5 ½” x 4” across bottom, 1 ⅞” high carrier without handle and 5 ¾” high with handle.
- Small oval basket measures 4 ½” x 3” across bottom, 1 ⅞” high carrier without handle and 5” high with handle.
The large and medium baskets are lined with a removable plastic liner and all baskets are stamped with the words, Shaker Basket encircling Department 56.
Shaker boxes remain popular with collectors including reproductions such as these.
About Department 56: Founded in 1976, Department 56 is a U.S. manufacturer of holiday collectibles and giftware. Originally, it was part of Bachman's, a Minnesota florist. Bachman's employed a numbering system to identify each of its departments. The number assigned to the wholesale gift imports division was 56. The company is known for its Christmas Village and Snowbabies collections.
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