Fine Woven Reed Book Basket

c. 1850
$5,980 USD SOLD
W: 24.0" D: 15.5" H: 21.5"
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This one-of-a-kind basket was made over one hundred fifty years ago in the Zhejiang region of China. The reeds are woven into a beautiful geometric pattern and layers of lacquer enhance the natural color. The bamboo frame and iron florettes show that basket was clearly made with care and designed for strength. A Chinese scholar probably used it to hold heavy books.

Additional Dimensions
Interior basket: 20.75"W x 12.75"D x 5.5"H
Interior compartment: 13.5"W x 14.75"D x 17.5"H

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