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This article examines the construction and use of key baskets, which were used for storing household keys until the 20th century. Solely a product of Virginia and North Carolina, key baskets are among the rarest forms of utilitarian American folk art.
In the early 1800s, Thomas Johnson and his family established a chairmaking business in Mecklenburg County, Virginia. Known as Johnson chairs, this group of ladderback chairs became prevalent throughout southeastern Virginia and upper North Carolina. The chairs represent the largest surviving group of its kind due to certain enduring features of construction.