Rare and choice antique COVERED Nantucket Lightship Basket
Rare and choice antique COVERED Nantucket Lightship Basket by A.D. Williams, 120 Orange Street, Nantucket (remnants of his hand written paper label on the bottom). Beautifully turned mahogany knob and a handsome rich deep patina. The typical Williams brass label on the top of the handle is engraved with the owner's name "JEAN EDWARDS" The basket was made circa 1920. The cover opens on a single brass hinge. This basket is very similar to the small basket on page 112, plate #49 Seeler's book "Nantucket Lightship Baskets". Great condition!. The size is remarkable - only 5.5 inches wide from rim to rim and 6.5 inches tall with handle erect.