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Set of Five Nantucket Lightship Nesting Baskets
Davis Hall
(1828-1906)
the handles stamped with initials F.W.L., two baskets bearing paper labels to the underside for Davis Hall / Nantucket, Mass.
split wood, reed and hickory rib with maple bases
Diameter of largest 10 in.
circa 1860
Nantucket, Massachusetts
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Provenance

Ronald Bourgeault, Hampton, New Hampshire;
Northeast Auctions, Portsmouth, New Hampshire, Auction at the Historic Treadwell-Jenness House, August 18, 1996, lot 796.

Literature

Antiques and The Arts Weekly, September 13, 1996, p. 93, illus.;
Katherine and Edgar Seeler, Nantucket Lightship Baskets (Deermouse Press, January 1972) p. 77;
Martha B. Lawrence, Lighthouse Baskets of Nantucket, second edition, (Exton, Pennsylvania: Schiffer Publishing, 2000), p. 53, illus..

Catalogue Note

Davis Hall (1828, Nantucket, Massachusetts - 1905, New Bedford, Massachusetts) was a carpenter-craftsman who served on the South Shoal Lightship and is credited with originating the oval basket form in Nantucket.

The History of Now: The Important American Folk Art Collection of David Teiger | Sold to Benefit Teiger Foundation for the Support of Contemporary Art

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New York