Nantucket Basket Table Lamp Rattan Rims
Stunning full-size Nantucket Basket Table Lamp, hand-crafted personally by me, featuring quarter-sawn cherry wood for the base and lid, hand-tapered and beveled cane staves, two nicely carved cherry swing Nantucket Basket handles attached to the lamp body with bone knobs and brass washers, and tapered and scarfed cherry stained rattan rims.
Both ivory and ivory floral scrimshaw knobs are available for an additional cost. Hardwood cherry rims are also available.
These full size Nantucket Basket Lamps make such an elegant statement in your home or office and feature all of the fine traditional craftsmanship of my authentic Nantucket Lightship Baskets!
The traditional rattan reed basket rims are pre-drilled, then nailed with thin brass escutcheon pins, which are cut flush, peened over and sanded smooth. The basket rims are then single lashed in cane, with a broad piece of formed cane on top of the rims to cover the slim gap between the inside and outside basket rims. As in all fine Nantucket basketweaving, an additional piece of cane is used not only under the rims of the body, but also on top of the basket lid - covering the slim gap between the rims and the weaving.
A final finish of multiple coats of hand-applied varnish are applied to both the inside and outside of the basket lamp. This brings out the full beauty of the natural materials, and helps to protect and strengthen the basket lamp. All the hardwood parts are given even more attention to protect and burnish, bringing them a deep luster which is glass-smooth to the touch. These, and many other fine details, set my Nantucket baskets apart from all others.
The Nantucket Basket Lamp is fully wired and ready to use with a lampshade you provide. (I've used a 9" x 12" linen lamp shade in this photo for example.)
This furniture quality, full-size Nantucket Basket Lamp measures 11.5" high to top of rims, 21.5" to top of final and is approximately 6" in diameter, with an 8' electrical cord. Signed and dated on the base. Attached felt pads on base of the Nantucket basket protect your fine furniture.
Nantucket Basket Table Lamp
Although I am no longer accepting orders for the Nantucket Basket Table Lamp, I may craft one or two of these per year. When its ready for sale, you can purchase it directly from my Simply Baskets website.