7 ½” Open Round Nantucket Lightship Basket by Rowland Folger

7 ½” Open Round Nantucket Lightship Basket by Rowland Folger7 ½” Open Round Nantucket Lightship Basket by Rowland Folger  –  $3500

7 ½” Open round Nantucket lightship basket with brass ears, with the interior bottom stenciled, “R Folger Maker, Nantucket, Mass,”.

Made by Rowland Folger (1803-1883) c. 1870.

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Large Oval Nantucket Lightship Basket attributed to Captain Andrew Sandsbury

Large Oval Nantucket Lightship Basket attributed to Captain Andrew SandsburyLarge Oval Nantucket Lightship Basket attributed to Captain Andrew Sandsbury

This large 13″ oval swing basket was made on the South Shoal Lightship and has an oak swing handle and staves, brass ears, and maple bottom. The handle is signed “K.B. Welch Stoughton Mass”. It is in great overall condition with the desired dark brown patina.

Attributed to Andrew Jackson Sandsbury (1830-1902). Sandsbury put in 23 years aboard the South Shoal Lightship, nine of those years as a Captain.

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Shallow Round Nantucket Lightship Sewing Basket by Frederick Chadwick with Original Label

Shallow Round Nantucket Lightship Sewing Basket by Frederick Chadwick with Original LabelShallow Round Nantucket Lightship Sewing Basket by Frederick Chadwick with Original Label – $2500

Shallow round sewing basket in excellent condition with oak bail style handles, with mahogany base which has incised rings and a brass button.

The exterior bottom retains the original paper jelly label and the original price of $4.00.

Made by Frederick Chadwick (1857-1936),circa 1920.

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Unusual Early Nantucket Lightship Basket 

Unusual Early Nantucket Lightship Basket Large Oval Nantucket Lightship Basket attributed to Captain Andrew Sandsbury – $3800

This 9” round basket has a squared oak stationary handle with cane staves and pine bottom. Each stave is nailed thru the base.

Mint condition with a rich honey patina, c. 1860-1870.

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Half Bushel Nantucket Lightship Basket

Half Bushel Nantucket Lightship BasketHalf Bushel Nantucket Lightship Basket  – $3500

Half bushel Nantucket lightship basket with thick Oak staves, handle and ears.

The base is turned from Mahogany. Both the handle and the bottom of the base is stamped “R.P.P”. Unknown maker, c, 1875.

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10” Open Round Nantucket Lightship Basket by Rowland Folger

10” Open Round Nantucket Lightship Basket by Rowland Folger10” Open Round Nantucket Lightship Basket by Rowland Folger  – $2000

10” Open round Nantucket lightship basket with swing handle and deep exposed wooden ears.

Attributed to Rowland Folger (1803-1883). Folger is considered one of the early makers of Nantucket baskets. c. 1870.

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10” Open Round Nantucket Lightship Basket Attributed to Captain James Wyer

10” Open Round Nantucket Lightship Basket Attributed to Captain James Wyer10” Open Round Nantucket Lightship Basket Attributed to Captain James Wyer – $3500

10” Open round Nantucket lightship basket with shaped Oak swing handle notched ear.

Attributed to Captain James Wyer (1816-1899), c. 1880.

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Rare 6 ¾” Open round Nantucket Lightship Basket Attributed to the Coffin School

Rare 6 ¾” Open round Nantucket lightship basket attributed to the Coffin SchoolRare 6 ¾” Open round Nantucket lightship basket attributed to the Coffin School – $3250

Rare 6 ¾” Open round Nantucket lightship basket with unusual dainty notched swing handle and thinly filed Oak staves.

Attributed to the Coffin School, where in the early part of the 20th century grade school girls were taught basket weaving in home economics, c .1925.

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Two Egg Nantucket Lightship Basket by Jose Reyes.

3 ½ Inch Open Round Two Egg Nantucket Lightship Basket by Jose Reyes.Two Egg Nantucket Lightship Basket by Jose Reyes – $1400

3 ½” Open round “Two Egg” Nantucket lightship basket.

Signed on the bottom, “Made in Nantucket Jose Reyes”.

Jose F Reyes (1902-1980), c. 1950’s.

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10” Open Oval Nantucket Lightship Basket Attributed to Andrew Sandsbury

10” Open Oval Nantucket Lightship Basket Attributed to Andrew Sandsbury10” Open Oval Nantucket Lightship Basket Attributed to Andrew Sandsbury – $2500

10” Open oval Nantucket lightship basket with swing handle attributed to Captain Andrew Sandsbury (1830-1902).

The bottom is inked “Sarah Bringhurst, 808 West St, Wilmington, DE”. Sarah Bringhurst (1823-1910).

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Shallow Oval Nantucket Lightship Basket by Ferdinand Sylvaro

Shallow Oval Nantucket Lightship Basket by Ferdinand Sylvaro – $1500

8 ¾” Shallow oval Nantucket lightship basket with swing handle and brass ears. Bearing original paper label on bottom.

Made by Ferdinand Sylvaro (1868-1952).

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6″ Open Round Nantucket Lightship Basket

6" Open Round Nantucket Lightship Basket6″ Open Round Nantucket Lightship Basket  – $1250

6” Open round Nantucket lightship basket with swing handle.

The bottom is initialed in paint “S.S.T”.

Unknown maker, c. 1880.

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9 ½” Open Round Nantucket Lightship Basket by Ferdinand Sylvaro

9 ½” Open Round Nantucket Lightship Basket by Ferdinand Sylvaro9 ½” Open Round Nantucket Lightship Basket by Ferdinand Sylvaro  – $1850

9 ½” Open round Nantucket lightship basket with original torn paper label.

Made by Ferdinand Sylvaro (1868-1952) c. 1940.

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6 ½” Open Round Nantucket Lightship Basket by Ferdinand Sylvaro

6 ½” Open Round Nantucket Lightship Basket by Ferdinand Sylvaro6 ½” Open Round Nantucket Lightship Basket by Ferdinand Sylvaro – $2250

6 ½” Open round Nantucket lightship basket with oak staves, handle and walnut bottom by Ferdinand Sylvaro (1868-1952).

Pristine condition with original paper label reading “Made by Ferdinand Sylvaro 97 Orange St Nantucket Mass”

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5” Open round Nantucket Lightship Basket

5” Open round Nantucket Lightship Basket5” Open round Nantucket Lightship Basket  – $2400

5” Open round Nantucket lightship basket with Oak swing handle and copper ears, with a nailed bottom.

Unknown maker, c. 1870.

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5” Open Round Nantucket Lightship Basket by Paul Willer

5” Open Round Nantucket Lightship Basket by Paul Willer5” Open Round Nantucket Lightship Basket by Paul Willer  – $375

5” Shallow round Nantucket lightship basket with double wrapped rim and shaped handle.

Signed on the bottom “Willer”. Made by Paul Willer, b.1930.

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7 ½” Open Round Nantucket Lightship Basket

7 ½” Open Round Nantucket Lightship Basket
7 ½” Open Round Nantucket Lightship Basket
– $3800

7 ½” Open round Nantucket lightship basket with cane staves and oak handle and ears that are finely shaped and extend to the bottom plaque.
The bottom plaque is heavily turned and scribed on the interior of the base.

Most likely used as a berry basket. Unidentified maker, c. 1880.

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8½” Open Round Nantucket Lightship Basket Attributed to Davis Hall

8½” Open Round Nantucket Lightship Basket Attributed to Davis Hall8½” Open round Nantucket lightship basket Attributed to Davis Hall – $2000

8 ½” Open round Nantucket lightship basket with shaped Oak handle and lollipop style ends.

Attributed to Davis Hall (1829-1906) c. 1880-1890.

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12” Shallow Round Nantucket Lightship Basket Attributed to Davis Hall

12” Shallow Round Nantucket Lightship Basket Attributed to Davis Hall12” Shallow Round Nantucket Lightship Basket Attributed to Davis Hall  – $2900

Large 12” shallow round Nantucket lightship basket with shaped Oak handle and lollipop style ends.

Attributed to Davis Hall (1829-1906), 1880.

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One Egg Basket by Mitchy Ray

One Egg Basket by Mitchy RayOne Egg Basket by Mitchy Ray – $900

2 ½” Open round “One Egg” Nantucket lightship basket with swing handle and brass ears.

Attributed to C. Mitchell Ray(1870-1956), c. 1940’s.

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3” Open Round Nantucket Lightship Basket by Paul Willer

3” Open round Nantucket lightship basket by Paul Willer.3” Open Round Nantucket Lightship Basket by Paul Willer  – $375

3” Open round Nantucket lightship basket with double wrapped rim and shaped Oak handle.

Signed on the bottom “Willer”. Made by Paul Willer, b. 1930.

5” High to rim.

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