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Antique French Panier de Plateform Napoleon III en Osier

Antique French Panier de Plateform Napoleon III en Osier Antique French Panier de Plateform Napoleon III en Osier Antique French Panier de Plateform Napoleon III en Osier
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Antique French Panier de Plateform Napoléon III en Osier or Train Basket from the South of France. Decorative and useful baskets like this were taken by ladies on the train, hence the name "platform basket", to hold their luncheon and a few other necessities for a trip on the train. {Their suitcase would have been loaded on the train by the porter.} This basket, due to the rarer more intricate weaving, was most likely a more expensive example showing off the craftsmanship of the village basket weaver. Has the remnants of a leather closure with a monogrammed silver shield with a "B" on it.

The basket has a leather strap attached with wire, and a lift off top.  Over the last century, it has been "repaired" by the family, the strap is now held to the basket with wire loops, the lid no longer attaches. That woven wicker treasures like this survived at all is a rare miracle, please only purchase this if you can forgive the grace of time and slightly shabby appearance and patina of a beloved family heirloom with fixed parts. A storied find for your collection of antique country baskets.

  • Measures: 13" x 8-1/2" x 9-1/2".
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