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Oval Nantucket Lightship Basket
Located in Nantucket, MA
The basket has a warm honey patina, made with oak staves and swing handle, the handle has a brass pinned name plate attached to the top. The bottom plate is made out of Pine. Remnant...
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Early 20th Century North American Folk Art Decorative Baskets

Materials

Rattan, Oak

  • Oval Nantucket Lightship Basket
  • Oval Nantucket Lightship Basket
  • Oval Nantucket Lightship Basket
  • Oval Nantucket Lightship Basket
H 14 in. W 13.5 in. D 10 in.
Four Foot Model of Nantucket Lightship
Located in Norwell, MA
Four foot model of the Lightship Nantucket. What a great model, with perfectly scaled hardwood hull mounted to a mahogany baseboard with heavy milled brass pedestals. Many of the fit...
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1990s Nautical Objects

Materials

Wood

  • Four Foot Model of Nantucket Lightship
  • Four Foot Model of Nantucket Lightship
  • Four Foot Model of Nantucket Lightship
  • Four Foot Model of Nantucket Lightship
H 36 in. W 51 in. D 11 in.
Seaman Schepps Nantucket Lightship Drop Earrings
By Seaman Schepps
Located in Atlanta, GA
The perfect drop earring. Seaman Schepps skillfully weaves rich 18k gold to create this classic drop earring. 1 1/2 inches in length.
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Drop Earrings

Materials

18k Gold

"One Egg" Nantucket Lightship Basket, circa 1940
Located in Nantucket, MA
One egg Nantucket lightship basket in great condition with a rich honey patina. Constructed with Oak staves and swing handle, brass ears. Unknown maker, circa 1940.
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Mid-20th Century American Folk Art More Folk Art

Nantucket Lightship Basket, Made by Davis Hall on the South Shoal Lightship
Located in Nantucket, MA
Oval Nantucket lightship basket with shaped oak swing handle ending in carved round “lollipop” ends and brass ears. Remnants of the original paper label remains on the bottom. Made...
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Antique Late 19th Century North American Folk Art Nautical Objects

Materials

Cane, Rattan, Oak

Open Round Nantucket Lightship Basket by Sherwin Boyer
By Sherwin P. Boyer 1
Located in Nantucket, MA
With a dark rich patina. Made with oak staves, handle and a mahogany base. In excellent condition. Attributed to Sherwin Porter Boyer (1907-1964). Measures: 6”.    
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Mid-20th Century North American Folk Art Decorative Baskets

Materials

Brass

Open Round Nantucket Lightship Basket by Sherwin Boyer
Located in Nantucket, MA
A great basket in excellent condition made by Sherwin Porter Boyer (1907-1964). Made with oak staves and carved oak handle that is attached with brass ears. The basket bears Boyers s...
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Mid-20th Century American Folk Art Decorative Baskets

Large Nantucket Lightship Basket with Dark Patina, circa 1930
By Ferdinand Sylvaro
Located in Nantucket, MA
12”Open round Nantucket lightship basket with Oak swing handle and Mahogany bottom Attributed to Ferdinand Sylvaro (1868-1952) c.1930
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Early 20th Century American Folk Art More Folk Art

Shallow Round Nantucket Lightship Sewing Basket with Original Label
By Frederick Chadwick
Located in Nantucket, MA
Mint condition with oak bail style handles, with mahogany base which has incised rings and a brass button. The exterior bottom retains the original paper jelly label and the origin...
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Early 20th Century North American Folk Art Decorative Baskets

Materials

Rattan, Mahogany, Pine

Open Round Nantucket Lightship Basket with Original Paper Label
By Sherwin P. Boyer 1
Located in Nantucket, MA
Made with oak staves, handle, mahogany base and attached brass ears, in excellent condition. The poem on the label reads” I was made in Nantucket, I’m strong and stout. Don’t lose me...
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Mid-20th Century North American Folk Art Decorative Baskets

Materials

Brass

Signed 19th Century Nantucket Lightship Basket by Rowland Folger
By Rowland Folger
Located in Nantucket, MA
7 ½” open round Nantucket lightship basket with brass ears , “R Folger Maker Nantucket, Mass” is stenciled on the interior bottom, circa 1875 Rowland Folger (1803-1883).
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Antique Late 19th Century American Folk Art More Folk Art

Materials

Brass

Open Round Nantucket Lightship Basket, Attributed to Geo Washington Ray
Located in Nantucket, MA
A small Nantucket lightship gathering basket with sturdy wooden ears, and a convex interior bottom with thee concentric lines typical of a George Washington Ray (1814-1891) made b...
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Antique Late 19th Century North American Folk Art More Folk Art

Materials

Cane, Oak

Open Round Nantucket Lightship Basket with Label by Ferdinand Sylvaro
By Ferdinand Sylvaro
Located in Nantucket, MA
With oak staves, handle and sycamore bottom. Pristine condition with original paper label reading "Made by Ferdinand Sylvaro, Nantucket". Measures: 5 ½”.  
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Early 20th Century American Folk Art More Folk Art

Davis Hall Nantucket South Shoal Lightship Basket, circa 1870s
Located in Studio City, CA
A wonderful and quite rare and hard to find nantucket lightship basket by Davis Hall, (1828-1906). Hall's baskets are prized by collectors of lightship baskets worldwide. This basket...
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Antique Late 19th Century American Folk Art Decorative Baskets

Materials

Cane, Rattan, Wood

Open Round Nantucket Signed Lightship Basket, circa 1950
By Sherwin P. Boyer 1
Located in Nantucket, MA
A great basket in excellent condition made by Sherwin Porter Boyer (1907-1964). Made with oak staves and carved oak handle that is attached with brass ears. The basket bears Boyers s...
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Mid-20th Century American Folk Art More Folk Art

Materials

Mahogany, Oak

Nantucket Lightship Baskets
Located in Nantucket, MA
Three woven Nantucket lightship baskets, more than likely part of a larger nesting set. Attributed to Captain Andrew J. Sandsbury (1830-1902). All three baskets are in original cond...
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Antique Late 19th Century American Folk Art Decorative Baskets

  • Nantucket Lightship Baskets
  • Nantucket Lightship Baskets
  • Nantucket Lightship Baskets
  • Nantucket Lightship Baskets
H 10 in. Dm 8 in. L 10 in.
"One Egg" Nantucket Lightship Basket
By Clinton Mitchell "Mitchy" Ray 1
Located in Nantucket, MA
Miniature Nantucket lightship basket, made with oak staves and swing handle, with a maple base. Attributed to Clinton Mitchell Ray, circa 1930.
Category

Early 20th Century American Folk Art Decorative Baskets

Materials

Reed, Maple, Oak

Open Round Nantucket Lightship Basket
Located in Nantucket, MA
The basket has a rich honey patina throughout, made with oak staves and a swing handle that's notched and rounded at the ends and attached with brass ears. The mahogany bottom has fo...
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Antique Late 19th Century North American Folk Art Decorative Baskets

Materials

Mahogany, Oak, Rattan

  • Open Round Nantucket Lightship Basket
  • Open Round Nantucket Lightship Basket
  • Open Round Nantucket Lightship Basket
  • Open Round Nantucket Lightship Basket
H 12.5 in. Dm 10 in. L 12.5 in.
Open Round Nantucket Lightship Basket
Located in Nantucket, MA
Rare constructed 19th century basket with cane staves and oak ears that are finely shaped and extend to the bottom plaque, the bottom plaque is heavily turned and is scribed on the i...
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Antique Late 19th Century American Folk Art More Folk Art

Vintage Nantucket Lightship Tote Basket
Located in Nantucket, MA
The basket has two oak swing handles with oak staves and pine bootom Signed and dated Willer, circa 1982. Made by Paul Willer, born 1930 Measures: 9” x 9” x 5”.  
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Late 20th Century American Folk Art Decorative Baskets

Shallow Nest of Nantucket Lightship Baskets
Located in Nantucket, MA
Nest of four shallow round Nantucket lightship baskets with mahogany bases and carved oak bail handles. Displaying a great rich patina. Made by Gerry Brown, circa 1980s. Measure...
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Late 20th Century American Folk Art Decorative Baskets

Set of Three Nantucket Lightship Baskets
Located in Chicago, IL
A charming set of three Nantucket Lightship baskets of graduated sizes perfect for storing anything you might need to in your office, kitchen, or bathroom. Lightship basket are uniqu...
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Late 20th Century American Rustic Decorative Baskets

Materials

Rattan, Oak

Nantucket Lightship Nest of 12 Baskets
By Bill and Judy Sayle
Located in Nantucket, MA
Exceptional nest of 12 Nantucket graduated baskets by noted Nantucket artists Bill and Judy Sayle. With hand cut oak staves, delicate antique bone ears and overlaid handles. The base...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Decorative Baskets

Materials

Oak, Reed, Cane

  • Nantucket Lightship Nest of 12 Baskets
  • Nantucket Lightship Nest of 12 Baskets
  • Nantucket Lightship Nest of 12 Baskets
  • Nantucket Lightship Nest of 12 Baskets
H 17.5 in. W 18.5 in. L 17.5 in.
Nest of Nine Nantucket Lightship Baskets
By Bill and Judy Sayle
Located in Nantucket, MA
Classic nest of nine baskets by highly collected contemporary Nantucket artists Bill and Judy Sayle, who have been producing these works of art for over 40 years. Each basket is met...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Folk Art Decorative Baskets

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Bone, Mahogany, Oak, Rattan

  • Nest of Nine Nantucket Lightship Baskets
  • Nest of Nine Nantucket Lightship Baskets
  • Nest of Nine Nantucket Lightship Baskets
  • Nest of Nine Nantucket Lightship Baskets
H 14.75 in. Dm 14 in. L 14.75 in.
Antique Nantucket Lightship Covered Market Basket
Located in Nantucket, MA
Attributed to A.D. Williams (1857-1940) of Orange St on Nantucket. Thie basket was made sometime circa 1920-1930 and was used as a market basket. The woven lid is secured with a b...
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Early 20th Century Folk Art Decorative Baskets

  • Antique Nantucket Lightship Covered Market Basket
  • Antique Nantucket Lightship Covered Market Basket
  • Antique Nantucket Lightship Covered Market Basket
  • Antique Nantucket Lightship Covered Market Basket
H 7.75 in. Dm 10.5 in. L 7.75 in.
Oval Nantucket Lightship Basket by Jose Reyes
By Jose Formoso Reyes
Located in Nantucket, MA
Open oval Nantucket Lightship Basket woven without a mold. Measure: 9 ½”. Having a oak swing handle, staves and ears and Pine bottom and copper fasteners. Signed on the bottom by Jos...
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Mid-20th Century American Folk Art Decorative Baskets

Materials

Reed, Oak, Pine

Oval Nantucket Lightship Basket with Original Label
By Frederick Chadwick
Located in Nantucket, MA
Large oval basket in great condition with a warm honey patina, oak staves and handle with a walnut base. A perfect example of a Chadwick basket showing his rounded handle form that e...
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Early 20th Century North American Folk Art Primitives

Materials

Rattan, Oak, Walnut

"One Egg" Nantucket Lightship Basket with Dark Patina
Located in Nantucket, MA
One Egg Nantucket Lightship Basket in great condition with a very deep dark patina. Constructed with Oak staves and swing handle, brass ears. Unknown maker, c.1920
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Vintage 1920s American American Craftsman Decorative Baskets

Materials

Oak, Reed

Vintage Nantucket Lightship Rattan Basket by Rev. Warren Bouton of Nantucket
Located in Downingtown, PA
Nantucket Lightship Rattan Basket, By Rev. Warren Bouton of Nantucket, 1984. Vintage covered Nantucket lightship rattan-woven handmade basket purse of oval-form with carved scr...
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Vintage 1980s American Country Nautical Objects

Materials

Wicker

Nantucket Lightship Bud Vase Basket by Paul Willer
By Paul Willer
Located in Nantucket, MA
The basket has a glass liner with a elongated swing handle and has a nice rich honey patina. Paul Willer made Nantucket lightship baskets at the House of Orange from the 1970s thru t...
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Antique Late 19th Century American Folk Art Vases

Large Oval Nantucket Lightship Basket, 19th Century
Located in Nantucket, MA
This large 13" oval swing basket has an oak swing handle and staves, brass ears, and Maple bottom. Its in great overall condition with a desired dark brown patina. Attributed to Andr...
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Antique Late 19th Century American Folk Art More Folk Art

Monumental Nantucket Lightship Basket by Arthur R. Martin Dated 1992
Located in Peabody, MA
Unusually large Nantucket lightship basket with hand carved oak handle and base made by Arthur R. Martin, dated 1992. The oval basket measures 23" x 20", 12.5" high to rim, and 25.5"...
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1990s American Folk Art Decorative Baskets

Materials

Rattan, Oak

Labeled Nantucket Lightship Basket by Sherwin Boyer, circa 1950
By Sherwin P. Boyer 1
Located in Nantucket, MA
Exceptional Nantucket Lightship basket in excellent condition made by Sherwin Porter Boyer (1907-1964). The basket bears Boyers stamp and jelly label that reads: "I was made on Nant...
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Mid-20th Century American American Craftsman More Folk Art

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Oak, Reed

Small Open Round Nantucket Lightship Basket by Paul Willer
By Paul Willer
Located in Nantucket, MA
The basket is made with oak staves and has a carved oak handle. Made by Paul Willer.
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Antique Late 19th Century American Folk Art Decorative Baskets

Shallow Round Nantucket Lightship Sewing Basket with Original Label
Located in Nantucket, MA
Mint condition with oak bail style handles, with mahogany base which has incised rings and a brass button. The exterior bottom retains the original paper jelly label and the origin...
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Early 20th Century American Folk Art More Folk Art

Open Round Nantucket Lightship Basket with Label by Ferdinand Sylvaro
By Ferdinand Sylvaro
Located in Nantucket, MA
Open round basket with oak staves, handle and walnut bottom. Pristine condition with original paper label reading "Made by Ferdinand Sylvaro 97 Orange St Nantucket Mass" Ferdinand...
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Early 20th Century American Folk Art More Folk Art

Labeled Nantucket Lightship Sewing Basket Made by Ferdinand Sylvaro, 1935
By Ferdinand Sylvaro
Located in Nantucket, MA
9" Diameter Sewing basket with carved Oak heart shape handles and staves. The jelly label from when the basket was made is still intact with it's original price: " Made by Ferdinand ...
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Early 20th Century American American Craftsman Decorative Baskets

Materials

Oak, Reed

Open Round Nantucket Lightship Basket Made by Capt. James Wyer
By Captain James Wyer
Located in Nantucket, MA
12" carved oak swing handle and rare “clothespin” style oak ears witch are notched. The base is stamped “Jas. Wyer”. Made by Captain James Wyer (1816-1899). Wyer was a retired Whal...
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Antique Late 19th Century American Folk Art More Folk Art

Large Shallow Round Nantucket Lightship Basket Made by Davis Hall
Located in Nantucket, MA
Made on board the South Shoal Lightship. Constructed with oak staves and swing handle and pine bottom. The carved and notched handle and the two incised circles on the inside bottom ...
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Antique Late 19th Century American Folk Art More Folk Art

Materials

Reed, Oak, Pine

Oval Nantucket Lightship Basket
By Clinton Mitchell "Mitchy" Ray 1
Located in Nantucket, MA
The staves and handle are both made of oak with a mahogany base. Most of the poem label still remains on the exterior bottom; "I was made in Nantucket, I’m strong and stout. Don’t lo...
Category

Early 20th Century North American Folk Art Decorative Baskets

Materials

Rattan, Mahogany, Oak

  • Oval Nantucket Lightship Basket
  • Oval Nantucket Lightship Basket
  • Oval Nantucket Lightship Basket
  • Oval Nantucket Lightship Basket
H 12.5 in. W 13 in. D 10.25 in.
Lightship Nantucket
Located in Norwell, MA
Coast guard LV-112 was stationed at Nantucket Shoals, MA (1936–42) was used as an Examination Vessel during World War II (1942–45). In 1945 she was stationed back at Nantucket Shoals...
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20th Century Nautical Objects

  • Lightship Nantucket
  • Lightship Nantucket
  • Lightship Nantucket
  • Lightship Nantucket
H 24 in. W 33 in. D 13 in.
Open, Swing-Handle, Nantucket Lightship Sewing Basket
Located in York County, PA
Open, swing-handle, Nantucket Lightship sewing basket, Made by Ferdinant Sylvaro (1868-1952) and signed, circa 1925: This beautiful Nantucket basket, with great patina and in exqu...
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Vintage 1920s American More Folk Art

Nantucket Lightship Basket Serving Tray by Lucille LaRochelle
By Lucille LaRochelle
Located in Nantucket, MA
Nantucket basket serving tray by Lucille LaRochelle with carved cherry side handles highlighted by matching cherry staves, cherry rim and base, and rattan woven body
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21st Century and Contemporary American Folk Art Decorative Baskets

Materials

Cherry, Reed

Nantucket Lightship Basket Attributed to C. Mitchy Ray, circa 1940
By Clinton Mitchell "Mitchy" Ray 1
Located in Nantucket, MA
3" Small round Nantucket lightship basket with Oak staves and swing handle. Great condition with a deep honey patina. Attributed to Clinton Mitchell “Mitchy” Ray (1877-1956) Mit...
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Vintage 1940s American American Craftsman Decorative Baskets

Materials

Cane, Oak

Nantucket Lightship Tote Basket by Paul Willer, circa 1975
By Paul Willer
Located in Nantucket, MA
Double handles with bone knobs and a rich honey patina. Paul Willer made baskets at the House of Orange on Nantucket from the 1970s to the early 1990s. He is no longer making baskets...
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Antique Late 19th Century American Folk Art Decorative Baskets

Coast Guard Lightship "Nantucket" LV-112
Located in Norwell, MA
Coast guard LV-112 was stationed at Nantucket Shoals, MA (1936–42) was used as an Examination Vessel during World War II (1942–45). In 1945 she was stationed back at Nantucket Shoals...
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20th Century Nautical Objects

Materials

Wood

Nantucket Lightship For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are many versions of the ideal nantucket lightship for your home. A nantucket lightship — often made from natural fiber, wood and oak — can elevate any home. Your living room may not be complete without a nantucket lightship — find older editions for sale from the 19th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 21st Century. A nantucket lightship, designed in the Folk Art style, is generally a popular piece of furniture. You’ll likely find more than one nantucket lightship that is appealing in its simplicity, but Ferdinand Sylvaro, Paul Willer and Sherwin P. Boyer produced versions that are worth a look.

How Much is a Nantucket Lightship?

Prices for a nantucket lightship start at $375 and top out at $35,000 with the average selling for $2,500.