7" Open Round Nantucket Basket
This larger 7" diameter size Round Nantucket Lightship Basket is shown with a cherry wood base, cherry wood staves and fine cane weaving. The basic 7" Nantucket basket features an ash hardwood base with cane weaving, cane staves and traditional rattan reed rims.
Cane staves are used to craft this Nantucket basket, but hardwood staves or matching hardwood rim give an additional optional and upgraded look to this basket.
The traditional Nantucket basketry rattan rims are standard, but can be upgraded to cherry or oak hardwood. Traditional Nantucket basketry 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.
Bone knobs, washers and a brass handle bolt are standard. Ivory knobs and washers are available, as are colorful floral ivory scrimshaw knobs for an additional cost.
A final finish of multiple coats of hand-applied varnish are applied to both the inside and outside of the basket. This brings out the full beauty of the natural materials, and helps to protect and strengthen the Nantucket basket. 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.
This fine Nantucket basket is perfect as a single, or grouped with other round Nantuckets! Expert craftsmanship and attention to detail throught this handcrafted Nantucket baset. Signed and dated on the base. This round Nantucket Basket measures 7.5" diameter, 5.5" high and 10" at handle.
Nantucket Basket 7" Round
Although I am no longer accepting orders for the Nantucket Basket 7" Round, I do craft a few of these per year. When available for sale, you can purchase it directly from my Simply Baskets website.