Sewing Basket on Stand with Cabriole LegsNantucket, Massachusetts, circa 1890
H. 29 3/4 in.; D. 17 3/4 in.; D. (of low basket) 8 1/2 in.
Provenance: Courcier & Wilkins Antiques, Massachusetts;
Eastside Winter Antiques Show, Wayne Pratt, 1997
Literature: A similar example is illustrated in Connoisseur Quarterly, p 19 Illustrated in David Wood, "Lightship Baskets of Nantucket, A continuing craft," 1994 (Former Curator of Nantucket Historical Association)
Estimate: $3,000 - $6,000
Collectors Joanne and Jeffrey Klein enjoy the eclectic mix of American folk art, painted furniture and modern sculpture and paintings. They love the juxtaposition of modern with traditional ranging from symbolism to widely varying textured painted and weathered surfaces. Their appreciation of form, color and texture is exhibited in their collection of exceptional painted furniture, weathervanes, redware pottery, hooked rugs and wood carvings.