lidded basket

A lidded basket in a cylindrical form, made of single-rod coiled rattan with cane stitches. The lid has a brass ring mounted on a central top and flanked by two brass arched handles, attached to the upper body with two brass ring handles. A brass plate with a ruyi-shaped tip attached to the front of the lid, with one large and one small perforated rectangular hole, also jointed with a flexible hook for securing with a loop. The loop comes out from a large brass plate riveted onto the front of the body. The inside of the lidded basket is lined with cushions covered with pink damask.

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