Nantucket Basket Purse
- American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2431
- Date / Time :
- November 01, 2008 3:00PM
Nantucket Basket Purse, Sherwin P. Boyer, Nantucket, Massachusetts, mid-20th century, deep oval woven cane purse with hinged lid centered with a carved ivory sperm whale on an oval mahogany plaque, swing handle fastened with ivory pegs, the base with impressed conjoined "BOYER" maker's mark, "Nantucket, Mass." stamp and worn paper label, ht. with handle upright 11 1/4, dia. 8 3/4 in.
The purse is in very good condition. There is a fine unobtrusive crack on bottom of whale''s upper jaw. The worn paper label affixed to the bottom once read "I was made on Nantucket Island/I am strong and stout/Don''t lose or burn me I''ll never wear out, made by S.P. Boyer,"