Nantucket Lightship Tote Basket by Paul Willer, circa 1975 SOLD

Paul Willer was born in Massena New York in 1930 and moved to Nantucket in 1971 with his partner Paul Gaurino, where they owned and operated the Inn “The House of Orange” that sits a few steps up from Main Street.

During that time, Paul became a self taught master basket maker who was inspired by Edgar Seeler. Paul’s baskets are very collectable. One can easily recognize Paul’s baskets because of the consistency of fine craftsmanship. Each basket is constructed with flat oak staves and rims that are not nailed. He is known for delicate double handles with bone knobs.

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Double handles with bone knobs and a rich honey patina. Paul Willer made baskets at the House of Orange on Nantucket from the 1970s to the early 1990s.

8″ x 9″ x 6″