Antique Handmade Carved Detailed Elmwood Basket
A Chinese 19th century basket hand-carved from elmwood with many details. This rectangular basket adopts a rounded carved shape and features a tall rounded carved handle at its centre. The two largest sides showcase hand-carved scrolls abutting the handle. The corners display reinforcement details. The basket opens thanks to an unhinged lid. This basket is made with elmwood, a softwood popular in China. The wood is covered with a dark varnish.
This 19th century Chinese hand-carved detailed elmwood basket would be an elegant storage unit in most homes, perhaps in a dining room where it could be used for storage of napkins or irregular silver.