I love this rustic French fruit crate which proudly bares the purvoyer's name stamped ont he side and is finished with a rustic handle fashioned from a shaped branch with with the bark still attached. It would be charming in the kitchen holding fruits qnd vegetables, cookbooks, or even linen. In the entry for corralling outdoor gear. Or just on its own with cut branches for decoration.
Made of thin strips of wood veneer bound with stapled wooden shims. The wood veneer has slightly warped in places with normal use but it is still extremely sturdy. Both long sides are stamped with 'MAURICE BARBIER - ANGOULEME' in a wonderful red typeface.
Dimensions: approx. 26 cm x 53 cm x 23.5 cm high without handle (35 cm with) / 10.25 in x 20.75 in x 9.25 in high without handle (13.75 in with)
These pieces wear their history like all vintage pieces which only adds to their story. This basket is in good condition and is still very sturdy. The veneer strips have slightly warped and/or split in places from normal use and some light staining (see 5th photo). The interior bottom has darkened from use to store damp produce (see 9th photo).
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Q. What is a 'brocante'?
A. 'Brocante' is the French word for a flea and antiques market. I discovered the joy of them more than 10 years ago when I came to visit my now husband for the first time in his native France. And I love them just as much today as that first visit all those years ago!
Q. Will you search the French brocantes for a specific piece/type of item for me?
A. I'd be happy to! Feel free to reach out if you are looking for something specific. Although, because of the very nature of vintage brocantes and flea markets, I can never guarantee when or if I will find an item, I'm always happy to look and keep a running list of customer requests.
Q. Can you reserve an item for me?
A. Yes. Contact me with the item(s) you are interested in, and what your time frame is, and I can put a reserve on them for you. I ask that you make your purchase within the month on reserved items. A reserve is non-bidding. Simply send me a message to cancel.