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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 an exotic cocobolo wood top and probably walnut bottom, cane weaves, and oak staves, shaped wooden swing handle attached to turned whale ivory ears, and a whale ivory peg for the woven clasp, stamped Boyer twice in a circle on the bottom, and retaining most of the paper label which was famously 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 very desirable scarce over-sized Boyer basket, with exotic top, 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.
7 1/2 in H x 9 1/2 in L x 7 in W