Museum and Library Closures

The New-York Historical Society will be closed on September 23, and select spaces will be closed September 24. For details, please visit our calendar.

Cake baskets (2)

Cake baskets (2)
Title
Cake baskets (2)
Date 
1800-1825
Medium 
Sheffield plate
Dimensions 
each overall: 4 3/8 x 10 x 8 in. ( 11.1 x 25.4 x 20.3 cm )
Description 
Pair of cast and wrought Sheffield plate cake baskets; deep, rectangular, boat-shaped bodies with molded horizontal rims and applied, cast beaded bands along the edges; seated on a concave, ovoid bases with beaded bands along the edges; four, hollow cast, ball feet applied to each base; no maker's marks.
Credit Line 
Gift of Mrs. John Howard Abeel
Object Number 
1913.11-12
Gallery Label 
These cake baskets belonged to Joanna De Peyster Kuypers Van Zandt.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group