Antique Bushel Basket, Primitive Wood Basket, Rare Wormy Chestnut Basket, Gathering Basket, Farm Garden Crib Basket, Fruit Vegetable Storage

$196.00 $245.00

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The antique bushel basket is in great condition. The bottom and sides are in very good condition. The rim has a crack that leads down into one of the side pieces. The crack does not run down to the bottom of the basket. The integrity of the basket is still good. It would probably be a great gathering basket for today. However, given the patina, primitive nature, and look of this beautiful basket, it might be better to display this piece. It is certainly one of the older versions.

The wood floor of the basket is made of an actual thick wooden plank. The approximate year of this listing along with the "antique" description are best estimates. However, there are some comparisons listed as mid-century that have a much newer look and certainly without the plank flooring.

The wire handles are firm and in place. The basket has been carefully cleaned with water. However, we did not use harsh rubbing or abrasives as we try to protect and preserve the patina the basket has earned with its long age. There could still be some slight dust spots or dust areas in the crevices of the basket.

The decorative possibilities for this basket are many. It would work well as a magazine holder. The basket would certainly look excellent with throws or quilt coming over the top rim.

The collector will appreciate this basket for its primitive wood design and condition.

The antique bushel basket weighs approximately 51 oz.

The primitive wood basket measures approximately 18" wide across the top and stands approximately 12" tall.

The bottom is approximately 13 7/8" wide.

The wood seems to be consistent with hickory. However, it is very hard to tell due to age and patina.

The bottom construction has the zig-zag metal bands driven in to hold one piece to the other.

At least two of the bottom planks have wormholes in the wood which is indicative of wormy chestnut and sometimes very old wormy oak.

The capacity for this basket is described as a bushel simply because it has the same look and size as other bushel baskets. There is no guarantee it will hold only or no more than a bushel.

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