Dating from the nineteenth-century, this pretty little straw and rattan basket was used for storing precious objects and papers. In French, it is called a 'coffret'.
Condition and wear consistent with age and use.
Approx. overall 4 ¾" high x 11" x 8 ¼" excl. handles
Approx. overall 12cm high x 28cm x 21cm excl. handles