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~Large and Sturdy Handwoven Antique French Gathering Basket~

I have, in the years we have been living here in France, collected a number of old locally handmade baskets from our area of France, as well as examples of the local antique and vintage pottery and such, but I really do love the baskets best.

Maybe that is because baskets, like fabric, are woven.

And I use my old baskets.

I take them into my garden and fill them with flowers and vegetables.... and I have a similar one to this that is filled with magazines.

Lately the walnuts that are so plentiful around us are ready to be gathered and I used one of my favorite baskets to go 'nutting'....

In any event I think the ones I see here are so beautiful, and so I buy them whenever I can...and now I've just got too many, so I'm putting a few of my collection in the shop...


This particularly large basket comes from the Charente region of France, where we live, and
was likely intended for gathering eggs, nuts, mushrooms, berries or maybe tomatos from the garden just moments before serving them in this rural farming area. But in fact I think this particular basket was little used.

Each region had its own typical handmade country basket styles... I have identified about 5 or 6 general 'types' in our region but there are endless variations because each basket maker had his or her own particular way of weaving and interpreting the general local 'style'.

And the styles of baskets where we live in the south west are very different in style from those in other areas of the country..

This fine old basket was hand woven of splints with a bentwood handle which is similar to old baskets I remember seeing in North Carolina where I grew up.

This old French basket one of the largest of this type that I have seen and it is in the best antique condition of any that I have seen.

It is entirely sturdy and usable.

It was likely made around the late 1800s to early 1900s.

This large and beautifully proportioned old French basket measures
22 inches lengthwise, 14 inches across at the handle and is 14 inches high including bentwood handle.

Maybe you will use it to gather beans, parsley or roses from your own garden!


A wonderful country-French accent for your home.


Our Etsy #0311

Price: $150.00 RESERVED PRICE++ $125.00++

Shipping from France for this large and bulky item $47.50 to anywhere in the world by French Colissimo International which includes insurance, a tracking number and delivery on signature for added security.

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RESERVED FOR MAUREEN Basket Handmade Antique French Large, Sturdy and Elegantly Shaped


  • Vintage item from the 1920s
  • Material: wood splints
  • Ships worldwide from France
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