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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")

SOLD

270-163




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”.

SOLD

1256-36




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




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




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




Basket, Loom, Woven Ash Splint Bobbin Basket, Natural and Original Surface
New England, 19th Century - SOLD


Basket, Loom, Woven Ash Splint Bobbin Basket, Natural and Original Surface
New England, 19th Century, entire view

(Good condition with minor; loss of carved hanging device; great surface; 22 by 16 by 8")

SOLD

1096-59




Oak Splint Cheese Basket New England, 19th century - SOLD


Oak Splint Cheese Basket New England, 19th century, entire view

Medium cheese basket with double-wrapped base in diamond form with squared tips. Blue diagonal paint on exterior. Hexagonal weave, excellent condition. (Rim width: 7”)

1230-11 - SOLD




Basket, Hexagon Weave, Round Rim, Hex Base
Yellow and Salmon Splint Banding
Unknown maker, vintage antique - SOLD


Basket, Hexagon Weave, Round Rim, Hex Base
Yellow and Salmon Splint Banding
Unknown maker, entire view

(Very good condition with a couple breaks; height: 5", W: 11", D: 11")

405-9 - SOLD




Baskets, Taconic, Pair, Swing Handles, Domed Centers, One Signed JES
19th Century
New York
Small round woven splint baskets with carved wood swing handles - SOLD


Baskets, Taconic, Pair, Swing Handles, Domed Centers, One Signed JES
19th Century, entire view

(Large: 12" H at handle, 6" H at rim, 10.25" diameter; small: 9.5" H at handle, 5.25" H at rim, 8" diameter)

606-42 - SOLD




Splint Sewing Basket, Oval Over Square, Original and Great Red Paint, Lined
Late 19th Century
New England - SOLD


Splint Sewing Basket, Oval Over Square, Original and Great Red Paint, Lined
Late 19th Century, entire view

The dusty interior is lined with green taffeta and features a nifty segmented trapunto thimble-cozy. This workbasket remains in excellent condition including rim and corners.
(Dimensions: 3.5" H, 8" W, 7" D.)

201-358 - SOLD




Nantucket Swing Handle Lightship Basket
Circa 1920
Carved and notched wooden ears, turned, molded and incised bottom; tapered and chamfered oak ribs, good color - SOLD


Nantucket Swing Handle Lightship Basket
Circa 1920, entire view

The rattan remains in fine original condition; loss of two-inch section of rim-binding with all else very good.
(H: 6"; H at handle: 11.25"; diameter: 9")

431-65 - SOLD




Miniature Covered Storage Basket
Eastern Woodlands, Schaghticoke? - SOLD


Miniature Covered Storage Basket
Eastern Woodlands, Schaghticoke, entire view

This small nineteenth century rectangular storage basket with shoulder remains in fine original condition and has a very good patina…thirteen of the wefts are stained; alternating red and green with three splits having traces of bluing. (Base 4.5 X 3.25 inches; basket rim 2.25 X 4 5/16 inches; the lid conforms to base size and sits down on shoulder; height 4-inches.)

191-250 - SOLD




Feather Basket
Original greenish blue paint
Ash Splint
Circa 1850
28-Inches - SOLD


Feather Basket
Original greenish blue paint
Ash Splint
Circa 1850, entire view

Round top with double wrap tapering before swelling to the bulbous body then again tapering inward to the round base with pushed-up bottom. Scattered imperfections and missing handles...a wonderful form.

201-187 - SOLD




Basket, Bobbin Basket, Original Sage Green Paint
Curly Fancy Decoration
Probably Maine
Ash splint - SOLD


Basket, Bobbin Basket, Original Sage Green Paint
Curly Fancy Decoration
Probably Maine
Ash splint, entire view

This small basket in wonderful surface remains in generally excellent condition with only the loss of one small piece of splint. (Height: 6 inches; width: 6.75 inches; depth: 3.75 inches)

763-2 - SOLD





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