Early Nantucket Basket
Extended fixed-handle, very early Nantucket basket (pre-1900), made by sailors/lightkeepers off the coast of Nantucket. The nails are oxidized with time and the hardwoods of staves, handle, rim and bottom display the patina of age. Simple "bread-loaf" shape ensures diversified utility for Nantucket and Cape Cod daily life. Very fine condition with only a few minor rattan repairs. A great piece of American history and folk art rarely found today. 8 1/2" long, 4" wide.
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