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Vintage Sherwin Boyer Nantucket Basket - SOLD
Vintage Sherwin Boyer Nantucket Basket. Vintage Nantucket Purse by Sherwin Boyer, circa 1960, an oval covered basket having a mahogany top and bottom, cane weaves and staves, shaped wooden swing handle attached to turned whale ivory ears, a whale ivory sperm whale carved by Charlie Sayles mounted on the lid, and a whale ivory peg for the woven clasp, stamped Boyer twice in a circle on the bottom, and retaining a paper label inscribed I was made on Nantucket Island, I am strong and stout, Do not lose or burn me, I’ll never wear out. Made by S.P. Boyer. A slightly diminutive Boyer basket, not quite “cocktail” size, in excellent color and condition. Sherwin Boyer was one of the first generation of Nantucket basket makers in the post-lightship “purse” period, and is still regarded as one of the finest makers ever.
6 1/4 in H x 7 5/8 in L x 5 3/4 in W