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Nantucket Lightship Basket, Round, Swing Handle
Date/Period: Late 19th to early 20th century


Nantucket Lightship Basket, Round, Swing Handle, entire view

Measurement: Height: 3.5"; height at handle: 7.5"; diameter: 7.5"

Material: Turned wood base, oak staves, and rim, woven with cane

Condition: Good, shrinkage to handle

Additional Information: This example, a shallow round basket with carved swing
handle pinned to hand cut brass ears, turned base with molded base edge, the interior
with incised concentric rings. The staves are made of oak and woven with cane; half
round hoops of oak are single wrapped with cane.

$890.00

231-50


Nantucket Lightship Basket, Round, Swing Handle, interior view

Nantucket Lightship Basket, Round, Swing Handle, bottom view



Basket, Northeast Native American, Three-color Weave, Porcupine Stitch Overlay
Date/Period: 1875-1900


Basket, Northeast Native American, Three-color Weave, Porcupine Stitch Overlay, entire view

Measurement: Height: 3.5"; width: 10.75"; depth: 10.25"

Material: Ash splint, polychrome

Condition: Missing one porcupine twist otherwise good

Additional Information: Rounded rim, square bottom

$290.00

463-20


Basket, Northeast Native American, Three-color Weave, Porcupine Stitch Overlay, entire view 2

Basket, Northeast Native American, Three-color Weave, Porcupine Stitch Overlay, interior view

Basket, Northeast Native American, Three-color Weave, Porcupine Stitch Overlay, bottom view

Basket, Northeast Native American, Three-color Weave, Porcupine Stitch Overlay, detail view



Loom Basket, Small Single Pocket Bobbin Basket, Original Surface & Decoration
Probably Native American Made, Northeastern United States
Date/Period: 19th Century


Loom Basket, Small Single Pocket Bobbin Basket, Original Surface & Decoration Probably Native American Made, Northeastern United States, entire view 1

Measurement: Height: 5"; width: 5"; depth: 3.25"

Material: Woven wood splint [ash], polychrome

Condition: Overall excellent, one trivial break to bottom splint; loss of .75-inch narrow
splint at base of back. Best dark patina

Additional Information: A must unusual, very small example retaining original, highly
oxidized red and green paint with yellow decoration. A very old shoelace facilitates
hanging. The basket was obviously well loved and likely used by several generations of
weavers.

$645.00

1002-351


Loom Basket, Small Single Pocket Bobbin Basket, Original Surface & Decoration Probably Native American Made, Northeastern United States, entire view 2

Loom Basket, Small Single Pocket Bobbin Basket, Original Surface & Decoration Probably Native American Made, Northeastern United States, entire view 3



Antique Basket, Taconic, Round, Swing Handle, Domed Center
New York
Date/Period: 19th Century


Antique Basket, Taconic, Round, Swing Handle, Domed Center New York, entire view 1

Measurement: Height: 3.75"; diameter: 11.5"

Material: Ash and rattan

Condition: Excellent

Additional Information: Small round woven splint basket featuring a domed center and
carved ash swing handle; double wrapped rim.

$450.00

110-1021


Antique Basket, Taconic, Round, Swing Handle, Domed Center New York, entire view 2

Antique Basket, Taconic, Round, Swing Handle, Domed Center New York, interior view

Antique Basket, Taconic, Round, Swing Handle, Domed Center New York, bottom view



Native American Covered Sewing or Work Basket
Date/Period: 1920 - 1930’s


Native American Covered Sewing or Work Basket, entire view 1

Measurement: Height: 6"; diameter: 12"

Material: Splint, red and green dye

Condition: Fine

Additional Information: This example with flaring sides, pushed-up bottom and domed
lid was made for the tourist trade.

$235.00

1210-40


Native American Covered Sewing or Work Basket, entire view 2

Native American Covered Sewing or Work Basket, entire view 3

Native American Covered Sewing or Work Basket, top

Native American Covered Sewing or Work Basket, bottom view

Native American Covered Sewing or Work Basket, interior



Friendship Basket, Bushwhacker
Fruit Basket Form, Small Size
Taghkanic
Date/Period: Late 19th to very early 20th century


Friendship Basket, Bushwhacker Fruit Basket Form, Small Size Taghkanic, entire view 1

Measurement: Height at handle: 6.75"; height: 2.25"; width: 9.5"; depth: 8.5"

Material: Ash, maple, outstanding color and patina.

Condition: Very good, two splints cracked, tiny loss, handle wrap long-gone

Additional Information: The form was generally known as a fruit basket or sandwich
tray; over the years they have become known as friendship baskets.
This fancy basket is identical to larger round bottom forms yet features low sides. Fixed
notched overhead handles that were likely once wrapped together. These small round
utility baskets with pushed-up bottom may have held calling cards, fruit, or small
sandwiches. See page 48 of Legend of the Bushwhacker Basket by Martha Wetherbee
and Nathan Taylor.

$535.00

1210-35


Friendship Basket, Bushwhacker Fruit Basket Form, Small Size Taghkanic, entire view 2

Friendship Basket, Bushwhacker Fruit Basket Form, Small Size Taghkanic, entire view 3

Friendship Basket, Bushwhacker Fruit Basket Form, Small Size Taghkanic, entire view 4

Friendship Basket, Bushwhacker Fruit Basket Form, Small Size Taghkanic, entire view 5



Nantucket Lightship Flat Round Basket
Date/Period: Early 20th Century


Nantucket Lightship Flat Round Basket, entire view 1

Measurement: Height: 3"; diameter: 9"

Material: Oak, rattan, bottom disks appear to be whitewood

Condition: Two minor bits of rattan loss, note noticeable, displays well

Additional Information: A rarely encountered open/round fruit basket of traditional
form. Bent rattan handles held by rattan weavers; The two piece rattan rim
[interior/exterior] is laced together with rattan and affixed tiny square escutcheon pins;
closing the circumference gap is rattan laid flat; turned wood interior/exterior bottom.

$495.00

314-63


Nantucket Lightship Flat Round Basket, entire view 2

Nantucket Lightship Flat Round Basket, interior view

Nantucket Lightship Flat Round Basket, bottom view



Antique Mellon-Form Ribbed Splint Wood Basket, Small Size
America, 19th Century, Possibly Pennsylvania
Ash Splint


Antique Mellon-Form Ribbed Splint Wood Basket, Small Size
America, 19th Century, Possibly Pennsylvania 
Ash Splint, entire view 1

Woven with 15-ribs; fixed bentwood continuous loop handle displaying exposed
“X”-shaped lashing at rim, nice old color and patina.
Fine sturdy condition; (3.25 x 3.25 x 3.25")


Antique Mellon-Form Ribbed Splint Wood Basket, Small Size
America, 19th Century, Possibly Pennsylvania 
Ash Splint, entire view 2

$275.00

1256-65




Antique Mellon-Form Splint Wood Basket, Small Size, Diamond Pattern at Handle
America, 19th Century, Possibly Pennsylvania


Antique Mellon-Form Splint Wood Basket, Small Size, Diamond Pattern at Handle
America, 19th Century, Possibly Pennsylvania, entire view 1

Ash Splint
Woven with 16-ribs; fixed bentwood continuous loop handle, nice old color and patina
Fine sturdy condition; 4.25 x 4.25 x 5.75")


Antique Mellon-Form Splint Wood Basket, Small Size, Diamond Pattern at Handle
America, 19th Century, Possibly Pennsylvania, entire view 2

Antique Mellon-Form Splint Wood Basket, Small Size, Diamond Pattern at Handle
America, 19th Century, Possibly Pennsylvania, entire view 3

$390.00

1256-66




Ash Splint Field or Clothes Work Basket New England, early 20th century


Ash Splint Field or Clothes Work Basket New England, early 20th century

Large double handle basket in good condition with double-wrapped rim. Handles are carved and notched. Sturdy and decorative. (Base: 17”; Mouth: 18”; Height: 14”)


Ash Splint Field or Clothes Work Basket New England, early 20th century

Ash Splint Field or Clothes Work Basket New England, early 20th century

$250

1187-20





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