This fantastic lidded basket is so unusual!! The two finely braided long handle-straps are still intact after all these years, but have permanently dried in a loop position - one handle has a partial break. The lid has a few minor breaks, not easily seen when in place. It sounds worse than it actually is - this uncommon form is so hard to find!
Wonderful mellow color, the kind of soft gold that only comes with age. Most likely late 19th c through early 20th c. If you love old baskets, you'll recognize how special this one is.
Size is 9 inches tall by 6 1/2 inches wide.