Bread or Cake Basket

William Braisted Heyer, American, 1776 - 1828


about 1820


Overall: 9 1/8 × 13 1/4 × 9 9/16 in. (23.2 × 33.6 × 24.3 cm)

Weight: 33 oz. (0.9 kg)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Purchased through a gift from the Estate of John H. Mudie, Class of 1949, in memory of Ernest Martin Hopkins, Class of 1901



Place Made: United States, North America


19th century

Object Name

Tools and Equipment: Food Service

Research Area

Decorative Arts

Not on view


Signed (with touches, twice, on the bottom): W. B. HEYER

Exhibition History

American Art, Colonial to Modern, Israel Sack Gallery and Rush Family Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, January 26, 2019-September 12, 2021.

The World of Duncan Phyfe: The Arts of New York, 1800–1847, Hirschl & Adler Galleries, New York, December 15, 2011 - February 17, 2012.

Publication History

Hirschl & Adler Galleries, New York, 2011–12, The World of Duncan Phyfe: The Arts of New York, 1800–1847, p. 99 no. 53 illus. 99 (discussed pp 96–97).

Stuart P. Feld and Elizabeth Feld, “The Arts of New York, 1800–1847: The World of Duncan Phyfe,” The Magazine Antiques 179, no. 1(January–February, 2012), 216–25, illus. p. 219.


Hirschl and Adler Galleries, New York, New York; sold to present collection, 2014.

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