A lovely early 1800s whitewood basket decorated in floral decorations, quite possibly decorated by the lady who owned this box. It was a very popular past time in the early 1800s and was either commissioned by a professional or the ladies at home would decorate them.
This one has lovely leaves and flowers on the lid, flowers on the handle and geometric patterns on the four sides. The box still retains its turned handle which when the lift is opened shows the original pink paper lining.
C1820Height measurement includes the handle.