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Vintage Nantucket Basket Purse With Braided Leather Strap & Hardwood Starts For Sale
Up for sale is a beautifully woven New England Nantucket basket purse. Just like the Nantuckets of old, this nice basket was woven around a hardwood base with narrow weavers filling in the sides. A hardwood lid is attached with leather hinges. The basket also features the traditional loop latching mechanism, with an ivory-colored stylus. The braided leather handle is held in place with the traditional ivory-colored handle supports. A little B in a circle is on the underside. Because this basket isn't personally signed, it is no doubt a quality reproduction rather than having actually been made on Nantucket Island. But it certainly has all the bells and whistles. I love the shape - the back is recessed so that it holds snug against the body, and the strap is long enough to go "cross-body." Very nice!
This nicely woven basket measures 9" x 4" across and 6" deep - about a 26" drop from the top of the handle. This nice basket is in excellent condition, with no breaks or missing splints. The handle, rim, and base are all in perfect condition, as are the hinges and latch. See photos, as they give a true picture of the basket's features and condition. This Nantucket basket purse would make an attractive piece for display or could still be used for its original purpose if desired.
Additional Notes: I will be happy to combine multiple purchases for a discounted shipping rate. Please don't hesitate to email me if you have any questions, and please take a look at my other sales I'm listing today to see more old baskets.