Exceptional early Antique Hand Woven Splint Basket with the beautiful and original deep red paint. More decorative than the usually found splint utility baskets, it has a bentwood fixed handle and bottom edge. The handle has decorative weaving that makes this one so special. And then there is that glorious rare deep wine red color!
There is appropriate wear to the paint, and some small splatters of silver paint. The oval form is quite beautiful, a fabulous addition to your antique basket collection. This collectable basket has such a great "feel" softened from decades of use, a true treasure. I know you will love this basket and display it with great pride!