Vintage Woven Bent Wood Double Handled Picnic BasketVintage Woven Bent Wood Double Handled Picnic BasketVintage Woven Bent Wood Double Handled Picnic BasketVintage Woven Bent Wood Double Handled Picnic BasketVintage Woven Bent Wood Double Handled Picnic BasketVintage Woven Bent Wood Double Handled Picnic BasketVintage Woven Bent Wood Double Handled Picnic BasketVintage Woven Bent Wood Double Handled Picnic BasketVintage Woven Bent Wood Double Handled Picnic Basket

Lovely vintage bent wood slat picnic basket with attached hinged lid.

The wood top (which is 3/8" thick) measures: 20" x 12", the basket tapers slightly to the base.

It is 9" deep and has 24" bent wood handles.

This sturdy, solid basket is made of woven thin wood strips with a bottom that is strengthened with extra slats inside and out.

Age: we're not certain. We do know that our folks had one of these in the 1950s, but most likely it was from earlier as they courted (and did a lot of picnic-ing) in the very late 1930s and early 1940s (they were married in 1941). In the 60s, we got a new one that (of course) was made ( in part) of modern plastics.

Condition: originally this has an elastic strip that was nailed to the inside of the lid to hold flatware: that is gone, but the row of nails remains. On the front of the basket, two rows down is the number "61" (or "19" upside down) which measures about 3/4" x 3/4"; it looks like a grease pencil mark, possibly. Also, in the top row in the corner, one of the slats has a little part missing, however, it is nailed above it, and is sturdy. And finally, on the back side, 3 rows down: there is a "wrinkle" in the wood slat. This was done during the manufacturing process, but since it is not a straight slat, we felt we should mention it.

The vintage table cloth is not included.

***

Picnics are a marvelous way to reconnect with your family, or your significant other: make it simple with just a pretty tablecloth, a couple of plates and a selection of cheeses and fruits, or for a more extravagant spread, this can be your separate carry-all for your linens and/or place settings.

In the fall, grab a couple of cozy woolen blankets to bring along, as you make a day of picking apples and antiques, and sip on some soup from a vintage thermos to go along with your thick pastrami on rye sandwich, all packed in your vintage picnic basket.

And just think, what a fantastic theme gift that sort of combination would make, too. If you know someone who loves vintage, packing a picnic basket with vintage goodies is a fantastic way to make a memorable gift for them.

Item ID: PB-005

Vintage Woven Bent Wood Double Handled Picnic Basket

$62 USD

Add to Cart
Questions about this item?
Email Shop

35 other shoppers have this item in their Cart or Wish List


The Vintage Merchant


Mary Henderson
Story City
IA
  

Live green. Shop vintage.

Vintage. It's a way of life. xo

Member since 2002

calculating shipping...

More from The Vintage Merchant