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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



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



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



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 - SOLD


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

SOLD

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




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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