We have just 4 of these wonderful vintage French oyster baskets, constructed from heavy-duty wire and with swing loop handles for carrying. They make stunning fireside baskets for the easy access of kindling or small logs, and are great for holding magazines and newspapers. They can also be used in the garden or shed; lined with moss and planted up, they make the best hanging-basket you ever did see.
Year of manufacture: mid twentieth century
Condition: excellent, with some weathering - which adds to its patina and is to be expected from a basket that has been used in the sea.