Miniature Oval Nantucket Basket

For those of you who collect miniature Nantucket basketry, I offer this true miniature Oval Nantucket Basket.

My miniature Open Oval Nantucket Basket features a traditional Nantucket cherry wood oval base, hand-tapered cane staves and fine-fine cane weaving.

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. 

The traditional Nantucket basketry carved cherry wood swing handles are attached with bone knobs and brass washers to the rims of this Nantucket Basket.  Excellent craftsmanship and attention to detail.  Signed and dated by the weaver.

This miniature oval Nantucket Lightship Basket measures a mere 4" long x 3" wide x 2" high at rims and 4.75" high at handles in the upright position. 

Miniature Oval Nantucket Basket

Although I am no longer accepting orders for the Miniature 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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