This is such an amazing and rare find! This traditional Antique French Garden Trug, a gathering basket for the garden or farm, is of a very rare large size. Made of wood, the basket has a bentwood handle that goes all the way around for stability. The bentwood planks are secured with nails. What I love most about this piece, aside from its sheer beauty and size is that it has a metal liner on the bottom. I've never never seen a such a huge basket of this type before, ever.
Original antique condition, the paint has weathered to an almost not there grey tone. Structurally very sound, with a beautiful weathered patina. A find for your collection of antique gardening baskets and tools, to display and use. This is so unusual it stands alone as a work of sculptural art. Use it on your dining room table to hold flowering plants, or vegetables for a centerpiece.