Farnum Nantucket Basket Handbag


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A truly authentic replica of the original Lightship basket, popularly known as a Nantucket basket. 5 different handbags, wood handle - over 65 different designs. Includes a matching key chain & a penny with the year it was born

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The Farnum Handbag is a truly authentic replica of the original Lightship basket, more popularly known as a "Nantucket Basket." The founder, Albert Farnum Cleaveland, ran this family-owned business from Florida well into his 80's. When he recently passed on, his three sons proudly stepped in to carry on their father's legacy.
Now entering our 30th year of production, they continue to sell the highest quality handbag, at an affordable price. Plus, a wide assortment of scrimshaw designs depicting classic nautical and wildlife scenes.

5 different handbags and over 65 different scrimshaw designs for the top and inside of the baskets. The baskets are imported to the manufacturer's specifications, the scrimshaw and final assembly is done in Rhode Island. Each basket includes a matching key chain and a penny with the year it was born.

Large Oval Basket
10 ¾" x 7 ½" x 7 ½ "
Farnum Nantucket Basket with large oval topLarge Oval Open Farnum Nantucket Basket

Small Oval Basket
6 ½" x 6" x 5 ¼"
Small Oval Farnum Nantucket BasketSmall Open Farnum Nantucket Basket

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9" x 6 ½" x 6 ½"
Farnum Creel Nantucket BasketOpen Creel Farnum Nantucket Basket

Hip Hugger
7 1/2" x 8' x 5"
Hiphugger Farnum Nantucket Basket

Tall Small Oval
7" x 7" x 5 ¼"
Farnum Basket Tall Nantucket BasketFarnum Nantucket basket - Tall

65 Scrimshaw Designs
Click on the links below to see our great selection of Scrimshaw designs

Carved Schrimshaw
Carved Pieces

Equestrian Scrimshaw Design

Tall Ships Lighthouses Harbors and Landmarks
Ships, Harbors & Landmarks

Bird and wildlife scrimshaw design
Birds & Wildlife

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