11-01-2008 11-02-2008
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2431 Boston
November 1, 2008 3:00PMCalender

Nesting Set of Ten Nantucket Baskets

Auction: American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2431 Location: Boston Date / Time: November 01, 2008 3:00PM


Nesting Set of Ten Nantucket Baskets, made by Jose Formoso Reyes, Nantucket, Massachusetts, third quarter 20th century, deep round form, each basket with carved white oak bale handleand turned wooden bases signed by the maker on the bottom with an outline of the island on all but the smallest basket, ht. to top of upright handle ranging from 4-14 1/2, dia. 3-13 1/2 in.
Estimate $20,000-25,000

The smallest basket with losses on the rim lashing, (1 in. and 2 in. areas of loss), the largest basket has one break on a cane weaver, all the other baskets are in very good condition. All but the smallest basket has an incised outline of Nantucket Island as part of Reyes signature, but the smallest is signed.


Jose Formoso Reyes, Nantucket, Massachusetts, cane weaver , Nantucket Island