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Primitive Angels for your Antique Baskets

By: Jane Fournie

When I stroll through antique fairs and flea markets, one thing in particular catches my eye: vintage baskets. The baskets on my wish list are woven wicker or woven reed baskets with hinged wooden lids or tops that lift to open. They usually have two swivel or swing handles.

Baskets are an ageless art form, but like old hookings, they seldom reveal the artists' identities. Unlike old hooked pieces that are in good condition or repairable—and tend to be rare finds—old pie and picnic baskets are easy to find and, better yet, quite reasonable in price.

This article is from the September/October 2012 issue. For more information on our issues, check out our issues page.


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