Antique French Auvergne Market Basket from the Occitan region of France. Decorative and useful baskets like this were used to go to market, or as a luncheon basket.
The 19th century basket has wear and the grace of time as shown. The leather has worn on the handles, and parts of the strapping is gone. That woven wicker treasures like this survived at all is a rare miracle. A storied find for your collection of antique country baskets.