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12/07/16



 Dear Donna,


We have a slew of older baskets from when baskets were very popular to decorate with.
I bought most in antique shops such as yours and now would like to know if they are worth anything these days. 

Bonnie from New Boston
 
Dear Bonnie,
 
I remember when baskets were appreciated and used for home decor.
I think when determining values on baskets it would depend on age, rarity, what kind of basket, style, patina (natural age coloration) and a few other factors that really don’t pertain to the ones you have shown.
If the weaver has done a nice job and the basket is old and in good condition with minimal age wear  I would say most are below $100 in value. If they are larger and a more unique form they could run higher. Remember, though, everything revolves around what the market is looking for. If they aren’t being used to decorate with then the values go up and down. 
I have always loved baskets and respected the art of weaving them, so I appreciate them always. I hope this was helpful and if I can help you more by viewing them for size and condition to pinpoint the values of each, just stop by.
 
Donna Welch has spent more than 20 years in the antiques and collectibles field and owns From Out Of The Woods Antique Center in Goffstown (fromoutofthewoodsantiques.com). She is an antiques appraiser and instructor. To find out about your antique or collectible, send a clear photo of the object and information about it to Donna Welch, From Out Of The Woods Antique Center, 465 Mast Road, Goffstown, N.H., 03045. Or email her at footwdw@aol.com. Or drop by the shop (call first, 624-8668). 





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