Vintage Nantucket basket purse signed Barlow NICE
Nicely made vintage oval Nantucket basket purse. This is at least 40 years old, and possibly older. Just like the original Nantucket purses of old, this attractive purse features a bentwood handle held in place with ivory supports and spacers between handle and basket, the customary wooden starts, and a carefully crafted wrapped bentwood rim with the little brass nails. Weaving is tight and the rows are perfectly straight with no bumps or damages. The center of the lid has an oval ivory (I think) scrimshaw plaque with a scene of a pair of field quail. This basket is symmetrical and nicely woven. It is signed on the bottom, "Barlow," Wrapped leather hinges and front loop. Ivory (I believe) handle hardware, and fasteners. This purse makes a beautiful piece for display or could still be used for its original purpose. I see absolutely no defects of any kind other than a few scratches on the bottom wood area. A very fine specimen!! The basket is a nice medium size, measuring 8 1/2" x 7" across at the rim and 6 3/4" tall - about 12 1/2" to the top of the handle when it is raised. Very pleasing proportions! This beautiful vintage basket is in just pristine condition with no breaks or any damage. The handle, latching mechanism, and hinges are all intact, and the scrimshaw on the lid is also intact with no chips or cracks. Email me for more photo details. This is a beautiful collectible vintage basket purse!