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Nantucket Lightship Basket, Labeled – Mitchell Ray, Swing Handle, Round
Clinton Mitchell “Mitchy” Ray (1877-1956)
Date/Period: Early 20th Century - SOLD


Nantucket Lightship Basket, Labeled – Mitchell Ray, Swing Handle, Round Clinton Mitchell “Mitchy” Ray (1877-1956), entire view 1

Measurement: Basket height: 6"; height at handle: 11.25"; diameter: 11"

Condition: Rim wrap losses, other scatter minor imperfections.

Additional Information: On the base of the round basket with swing handle is a simple
label that the third-generation basket maker used earlier in his career: Made by
MITCHELL RAY / NANTUCHET, MASS.

SOLD

431-123


Nantucket Lightship Basket, Labeled – Mitchell Ray, Swing Handle, Round Clinton Mitchell “Mitchy” Ray (1877-1956), entire view 2

Nantucket Lightship Basket, Labeled – Mitchell Ray, Swing Handle, Round Clinton Mitchell “Mitchy” Ray (1877-1956), entire view 3

Nantucket Lightship Basket, Labeled – Mitchell Ray, Swing Handle, Round Clinton Mitchell “Mitchy” Ray (1877-1956), interior

Nantucket Lightship Basket, Labeled – Mitchell Ray, Swing Handle, Round Clinton Mitchell “Mitchy” Ray (1877-1956), bottom

Nantucket Lightship Basket, Labeled – Mitchell Ray, Swing Handle, Round Clinton Mitchell “Mitchy” Ray (1877-1956), bottom label

Nantucket Lightship Basket, Labeled – Mitchell Ray, Swing Handle, Round Clinton Mitchell “Mitchy” Ray (1877-1956), detail view



Title: 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



Title: Basket, Apache Olla, Coiled, High Neck,
Slightly Flaring Sides, 12.5”
Southwest
Date/Period: Circa 1895 - SOLD


Basket, Apache Olla, Coiled, High Neck, Slightly Flaring Sides, 12.5” Southwest, entire view 1

Measurement: Height: 12.25"

Material: Tightly woven willow and devil’s claw

Condition: Fine, original

Additional Information: Geometric designs in devil’s claw against golden ground IN
good patina, devil’s claw wrapped rim; flaring neck featuring above broad shoulder.

SOLD

1287-4


Basket, Apache Olla, Coiled, High Neck, Slightly Flaring Sides, 12.5” Southwest, entire view 2

Basket, Apache Olla, Coiled, High Neck, Slightly Flaring Sides, 12.5” Southwest, entire view 3

Basket, Apache Olla, Coiled, High Neck, Slightly Flaring Sides, 12.5” Southwest, bottom view



Title: Antique Friendship Basket, Utility Basket, Taconic, Round, High Domed Center
New York
Date/Period: 19th Century


Antique Friendship Basket, Utility Basket, Taconic, Round, High Domed Center New York, entire view 1

Measurement: Height: 6"; height at handle: 11.5"'; diameter: 9"

Material: Ash

Condition: Excellent

Additional Information: Carved ash handles within double-wrapped rom; canted sides
and a dramatic pushed up bottom…good color and patina.

$415.00

1072-105


Antique Friendship Basket, Utility Basket, Taconic, Round, High Domed Center New York, entire view 2

Antique Friendship Basket, Utility Basket, Taconic, Round, High Domed Center New York, entire view 3

Antique Friendship Basket, Utility Basket, Taconic, Round, High Domed Center New York, bottom view



Title: 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



Title: 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



Title: Antique Pima Coiled Basket, Miniature Bowl
Date/Period: Circa 1900


Antique Pima Coiled Basket, Miniature Bowl, entire view 1

Measurement: Height: 1.75"; diameter: 4.5"

Material: Willow and devil’s claw

Condition: Fine, great color and patina

Additional Information: A classic tightly-woven willow and devil’s claw miniature coiled
basket/bowl having out flared sides and finished rim

$425.00

1072-94


Antique Pima Coiled Basket, Miniature Bowl, entire view 2

Antique Pima Coiled Basket, Miniature Bowl, entire view 3

Antique Pima Coiled Basket, Miniature Bowl, interior view

Antique Pima Coiled Basket, Miniature Bowl, bottom view



Title: Nantucket Lightship Swing Handle Basket, From the Pinkham Family
Date/Period: Late 19th C. - SOLD


Nantucket Lightship Swing Handle Basket, From the Pinkham Family, entire view 1

Measurement: Height at handle: 8.25"; height: 5"

Material: Oak, rattan weavers

Condition: Fine, original, great color

Additional Information: Classic open/round traditional form with hinged bentwood
handle attached to carved ears joined to central stave ribs. The two piece rim
[interior/exterior] is laced together with rattan and affixed tiny square escutcheon pins;
closing the circumference gap is rattan laid flat; turned wood bottom; interior and
exterior bottom disks joined by wood peg.

SOLD

314-62


Nantucket Lightship Swing Handle Basket, From the Pinkham Family, entire view 2



Title: 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



19th Century Small Green Painted Splint Melon Basket


19th Century Small Green Painted Splint Melon Basket, entire view 1

A sturdy miniature melon-shape basket woven with fifteen ribs featuring an arched
continuous loop handle featuring “diamond pattern lashing at handle/rim. Original green
paint: wear is minor, limited to bottom and consistent with age and use…sweet!
(Height: at handle 4.25"; height: 3"; width: 6.5"; depth: 6")


19th Century Small Green Painted Splint Melon Basket, entire view 2

19th Century Small Green Painted Splint Melon Basket, entire view 3

19th Century Small Green Painted Splint Melon Basket, entire view 4

$450.00

1210-39




Native American Basket, Pima, Figural Bowl
Southwest, circa 1900
Willow and devils’ claw


Native American Basket, Pima, Figural Bowl
Southwest, circa 1900
Willow and devils’ claw, entire view 1

A coiled flat bottom basket with flared sides decorated with three dogs.
(Minor imperfections/losses, generally good; height: 3"; top diameter: 5")


Native American Basket, Pima, Figural Bowl
Southwest, circa 1900
Willow and devils’ claw, entire view 2

Native American Basket, Pima, Figural Bowl
Southwest, circa 1900
Willow and devils’ claw, entire view 3

Native American Basket, Pima, Figural Bowl
Southwest, circa 1900
Willow and devils’ claw, bottom view

$450.00

1081-15




Nantucket Baskets, Nest of Six
Nantucket Island, Massachusetts, Early 20th Century
A group of six graduated swing-handle lightship baskets


Nantucket Baskets, Nest of Six
Nantucket Island, Massachusetts, Early 20th Century
A group of six graduated swing-handle lightship baskets, group view 1

Baskets are constructed of oak ribs and rims and have matching turned bottoms with
tapering edges and concentric circles; oak bentwood handles are shaped and pivot on
brass ears…good color. (Generally, very good, few rim-wrap imperfections and losses
to largest basket which can be easily and inexpensively restored by one of Nantucket’s
expert basket makers. (Large to small: h-9", dia-13"; h-8.5", dia-11.25";
h-7.5"; dia-9.25"; h-6.75"; dia-8.25"; h-6.25"; dia-7"; h-5.5"; dia-6.25")


Nantucket Baskets, Nest of Six
Nantucket Island, Massachusetts, Early 20th Century
A group of six graduated swing-handle lightship baskets, group view 2

Nantucket Baskets, Nest of Six
Nantucket Island, Massachusetts, Early 20th Century
A group of six graduated swing-handle lightship baskets, group view 3

Nantucket Baskets, Nest of Six
Nantucket Island, Massachusetts, Early 20th Century
A group of six graduated swing-handle lightship baskets, group view 4

Nantucket Baskets, Nest of Six
Nantucket Island, Massachusetts, Early 20th Century
A group of six graduated swing-handle lightship baskets, group view 5

Nantucket Baskets, Nest of Six
Nantucket Island, Massachusetts, Early 20th Century
A group of six graduated swing-handle lightship baskets, largest detail view 1

Nantucket Baskets, Nest of Six
Nantucket Island, Massachusetts, Early 20th Century
A group of six graduated swing-handle lightship baskets, largest detail view 2

Nantucket Baskets, Nest of Six
Nantucket Island, Massachusetts, Early 20th Century
A group of six graduated swing-handle lightship baskets, smallest detail view 1

Nantucket Baskets, Nest of Six
Nantucket Island, Massachusetts, Early 20th Century
A group of six graduated swing-handle lightship baskets, smallest detail view 2

$7,250.00

270-163




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




Antique Basket, Ash Splint Swing Handle, Round Double Bottom, Round Top New England or New York State, 19th Century - SOLD


Antique Basket, Ash Splint Swing Handle, Round Double Bottom, Round Top
New England or New York State, 19th Century, entire view

Finely made, pushed-up bottom egg and/or berry gathering basket; a fine example of the basket makers craft. Double wrapped projecting “D” shaped rim; carved and notched ears, ash swing handle. Fine condition;
height: 5.25”, add 4” for handle; diameter is approximately 7”.


Antique Basket, Ash Splint Swing Handle, Round Double Bottom, Round Top
New England or New York State, 19th Century

Antique Basket, Ash Splint Swing Handle, Round Double Bottom, Round Top
New England or New York State, 19th Century

SOLD

1256-36




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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