6 ½” Open Round Attributed to William Appleton
In great condition with a light honey patina, shaped Oak handle, staves and rim. The bottom plate is made and turned from Sycamore wood with three concentric incised lines. Old price of
$2.50 is marked on the bottom. Attributed to William D Appleton (1851-1918).
William Dayton Appleton (1851-1918). Appleton is a highly collected basket maker and was instrumental on bringing the basket weaving that were made on lightships to land. His trademark are his handles, the ends are always chamfered and he double wrapped his rims. He worked as a crewman on the South Shoal Lightship and later was a livery driver and carpenter.