19th Century French Hand Painted Tole Grape Basket from Bordeaux
Decorate a wine cellar with this antique, metal grape harvest basket. Created in Southwest, France circa 1870, the unique basket has its original leather back straps and is hand-painted with the original “Saint Emilion 1er cru” label. Saint-Émilion is an appellation d’origine contrôlée (AOC) for wine in the Bordeaux wine region of France, where it is situated in the Libourne sub region on the right bank of the Dordogne. Saint-Émilion is registered as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. The wines of Saint-Émilion are typically blended from different grape varieties, the three main ones being Merlot (60% of the blend), Cabernet Franc (nearly 30%) and Cabernet Sauvignon (around 10%). The classic tole basket is in excellent condition and flaunts a beautiful, rich grey patina with white and beige accents. This piece would make a beautiful statement in a wine cave, or simply hanging in a kitchen filled with dry flowers. Hook on the back for easy installation. Measures: 24″ W x 27″ H.
|Dimensions||24" W x 22" D x 27" H|
Late 19th Century