Vintage French Basket, Large, Market Basket, Gathering Basket, Home Decor

Vintage French Basket, Large, Market Basket, Gathering Basket, Home Decor


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Vintage from the 1950s


wicker, willow


Large vintage French gathering or market basket. Sturdy design and carefully crafted. Bent twig construction. Lovely vintage patina. Nice deep basket.
This basket is in very good condition with only one or two minor breaks in the splints.

Great basket for harvesting fruit and vegetables but would look equally good as a market basket or to display in the home with linens or magazines, or maybe to store vegetables in the kitchen. Would make a superb wedding basket too.
Lots of lovely French character.

The French have a special love affair with the basket. Over the centuries, the basket has been used by households rich and poor, in the city and country, carried by men and women: a simple, universal, utilitarian item. The trade of basket making, is recorded since the late 11th century in France, and over the ages, it became highly specialized, within different regions of France and by intended use, including: harvesting grapes (each wine region, has their own unique basket shape and name), picking olives and gathering lavender, carrying glasses and bottles, making bread (in baskets with canvas lining); carrying eggs or freshly caught fish (various fish have unique baskets); raising chickens, storing wine (in glass jars covered with basketry to keep the light out); carrying firemen’s water (in a zinc-lined basket); carrying clean or soiled laundry…you get the idea.

It measures 16" length x 10.5" width x 15" height
575 grams

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lhb2258 Mar 10, 2020

5 out of 5 stars
Top quality. Fast shipping. Premium packaging. Beautiful item. Excellent all the way around.

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lemme Dec 27, 2019

5 out of 5 stars
Exactly as pictured and packaging was great. Came quickly and great communication from the shop. Gave it to my son for Christmas and he loves it.

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Mary Ellen Dec 15, 2019

5 out of 5 stars
Lovely old vintage the size. It was packed well & arrived safely after a long journey. I think the seller should write a book about the various types of baskets & the regions they are from...I found her comment on that interesting...would be great if someone started a basket museum❣️

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alicektg1 Dec 12, 2019

5 out of 5 stars
Couldn't ask for more: speedy service, item well photographed and described so it was just what I expected. Thank you!

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