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From the Private Collection of Curator Peter L. Corey, Basketry and Other Items from Native American and Other Indigenous Cultures

Turner Auctions + Appraisals was pleased to present basketry and other items from Native American and other indigenous cultures from the private collection and estate of Peter L. Corey, who served as curator and director of the Sheldon Jackson Museum in Sitka, Alaska, for nearly 25 years. Accumulated over four decades and painstakingly organized, the one-owner collection of about 1000 items in 165 lots includes both contemporary and antique items, primarily baskets, dolls and whimsical goods. Most are from Alaska and other Native American cultures, including Aleut, Eskimo, Seminole, Iroquois, Hopi, Cherokee and Choctaw; some are from Mexico. Sale highlights include Alaskan Eskimo baleen baskets, and Seminole and Eskimo dolls.