Medium Oval Nantucket Basket

This is my mid-size Open Oval Nantucket Basket.  Nice plump-shaped Nantucket Lightship Basket, perfect for just about everything!  Especially nice for day of antique shopping!

The basic basic is crafted with an ash wood base, although cherry (shown) or oak are available, hand tapered cane staves and fine tight Nantucket-grade cane weaving.  Dyed rattan rims are standard.  Matching hardwood rims are optional and an additional cost, as are the optional hardwood staves.

The rattan reed rims are standard, but can be upgraded to cherry or oak hardwood.  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.

Two hardwood swing Nantucket basketry handles are attached with bone knobs and brass washers to the rims of this oval Nantucket Basket.  Both ivory and ivory scrimshaw knobs are also available.

This is one of the most popular sizes of Nantucket baskets used as a purse or a general carry all! 

Fine traditional Nantucket basketry details and expert craftsmanship.  This Nantucket Basket, as all of my Nantucket baskets, will be finished with multiple coats of varnish both inside and out to protect, strengthen and bring out beauty of the natural Nantucket basketry materials.  Signed and dated on the base by the basketmaker.

The Medium Open Oval Nantucket Basket measures 8" long x 5" wide and 8" high at handles.  

Medium Oval Nantucket Basket

Although I am no longer accepting orders for the Medium Oval Nantucket Basket, I do craft one or two of these per year.  When available for sale, you can purchase it directly from my Simply Baskets website.
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