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Nantucket Lightship Basket

Auction:
2509
Lot:
954
Sold for:
$533$450

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Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2509
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
August 15, 2010 10:00AM

Description:

Nantucket Lightship Basket, attributed to Charles Ray, c. 1865, deep round basket with carved swing handle, the bottom inscribed "H.B. Sharp," for Hannah B. Sharp, ht. to top of rim 6 1/2 in.

Provenance: From the family of Hannah B. Sharp of Orange Street, Nantucket, to Paul Madden Antiques, then in 1999 to the consignor, accompanied by purchase receipt.
Estimate $800-1,200

Basket slightly out of round, old make-do repair/re-enforcement on handle with what looks like wrapped linen thread; a few breaks on upright splints near base.

Keywords

Hannah B. Sharp, Charles Ray, Paul Madden Antiques, Lightship Nantucket, Linen, Nantucket County, Massachusetts, Nantucket, Massachusetts, United States lightship Nantucket

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