French antique wicker-woven oval bread basket, late 19th century. A delicately woven, larger-sized basket for the table, with a decorative and graceful form. Traditional, cage-form with exposed rods, and an attractive flared and braided rim. The basket which forms an elegant solo centerpiece display can also be repurposed to store delicate items such as small linens and laces.
Condition: Good well-preserved, antique condition with acceptable loss. The basket was not designed to hold heavy items. There is a small amount of loss around the rim and coiling around the base, and also a small number of breaks in the rods. None of this damage however, detracts from its decorative appeal. No repairs. PLEASE NOTE: The wicker is darker and more honey-colored than shown in the images.
Size: Rim is 18” x 15 ½”. Height is 7 ¼”. Base is 8” x 10 ½”.