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    Posted 4 years ago

    jscott0363
    (477 items)

    Hello fellow collectors!!

    While out treasure hunting in downtown Louisville today, we happened across this lovely old Abercrombie & Fitch wicker picnic basket at an amazing price!

    The willow wicker basket is 15" tall, 18" wide and 13" front to back. It has a leather wrapped handle, leather securing straps and a leather tag that has the Abercrombie & Fitch logo embossed into it. It once had the Abercrombie & Fitch name printed in gold lettering on the tag, but all that's left are traces of the gold lettering.

    It's a complete service for four. Instead of having the typical melamine, or plastic, dinnerware, this one has Ironstone Broadhurst Staffordshire dinnerware (dinner plates, salad plates, bowls, cups, saucers and 3 glass tumblers with an English fox hunt scene on them). 18/10 stainless flatware, combination corkscrew/can opener, aluminum storage container, salt/pepper shakers and a stainless steel vacuum sealed thermos bottle. It had 4 glass tumblers, but I accidentally broke one while taking everything out of it when we got home:(

    It even comes complete with cloth napkins and tablecloth that stores inside the lid. The basket has separate compartments in the bottom for each of the coffee cups and tumblers. This picnic basket would be from the 1950's or older.

    Thanks for stopping to have a look and thanks for any help on putting a date on this picnic basket!

    Scott

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    Comments

    1. Rick55 Rick55, 4 years ago
      This is so cool Scott! At first sight, I expected to see a cobra come dancing out. LOL
      If and when you use it, watch out for Yogi... I hear he likes these :-)
    2. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      Thomas,
      Thanks friend!! You very well could be right about that. I was in a very high end antique mall in Louisville, so I wouldn't doubt it that this is from the 1950's. Thanks again!!!!
    3. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      Rick,
      LOL!! As long as we have the forest ranger around, we won't need to worry about Yogi and BooBoo:) Thanks for the fun comment and for dropping in.
    4. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      Thanks very much for the fast appreciations

      Thomas

      Michael

      Rick

      and

      BB2

      And thanks for dropping by. Always appreciated!!!
    5. Caperkid, 4 years ago
      Beautiful Scotty.
    6. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 4 years ago
      Now THAT'S classy.....
    7. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      Thanks Roy!! Very much appreciated!
    8. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      Bonnie,
      Thank you!! We thought so as well. We've seen lots of picnic baskets over the years, but none like this. It's a fairly large one as well!!
    9. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 4 years ago
      This is lovely Scott, and not a piece of plastic or paper towel in sight......how amazing!! And as Bonnie said "very classy"!!
    10. kyratango kyratango, 4 years ago
      Yep, very classy! Now you'll have to go fox hunting and use it ;-))
    11. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      Judy,
      Thank you! We were amazed that everything in it, including the basket, was made in England except for the flatware that was made in Austria. A very well made and classy set for sure.
    12. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      Kyra,
      Thanks!! I'll definitely have this with me on my next fox hunt:) Thanks again!
    13. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      Thanks for the loves everyone

      Roy

      Bonnie

      Pops

      Mike

      Judy

      Kyra

      and

      Rob

      And thank you all for dropping by. Much appreciated!!
    14. fleafinder fleafinder, 4 years ago
      great basket for a picnic during the fall season!
    15. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      fleafinder,
      Yep, it will definitely come in very handy for Fall picnic. We live about 10 minutes from a 14,000 acre national arboretum (Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest) that we visit quite often. It's a wonderful place to picnic and hike.
      Thanks for the love, the comment and for stopping by. Always appreciated!!
    16. fleafinder fleafinder, 4 years ago
      wow must be really magnificent...would definitely google it. do most the forest turn red/yellow as well during the fall or is the evergreen type of forest?
    17. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      fleafinder,
      The forest does turn orange, red and yellow in Autumn. There are evergreens there, but mostly deciduous trees that change color and drop their leaves in Autumn. You'll have to Google it and check it out. When you're ever stateside you'll have to visit this incredible forest!
    18. fortapache fortapache, 4 years ago
      That is quite the fancy picinic basket. You will need wine and cheese.
    19. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      fortapache,
      Thanks!! I'm well covered on the wine and cheese for now. Thanks for the comment, the appreciation and for dropping in. Always appreciated!!
    20. NevadaBlades, 4 years ago
      This is a wonderful picnic basket, Scott! I can see it on a beach blanket on Carmel Beach (California)! [;>)
    21. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      NevadaBlades,
      I can envision that as well, but we'll have to settle for Bernheim Forest and Arboretum for now:) Thanks friend for the comment, the appreciation and for stopping by. Always greatly appreciated!!!
    22. SEAN68 SEAN68, 4 years ago
      I had one of those and sold it on ebay!!
    23. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      Gary,
      You should surprise her and take on a picnic at least once! Shame to let the baskets go to waste. Thanks for the kind comment, the appreciation and for always dropping in. Many thanks my friend!!
    24. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      SEAN,
      This is the first one we've ever owned. It's almost too nice to take on a picnic:) Thanks for the comment, the appreciation and for always stopping in. Many many thanks!!!
    25. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      Karen,
      Thanks so much for the love and for stopping in. Very kindly appreciated!!!
    26. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      kivatinitz,
      Thank you so very much for the love and for stopping by. Very much appreciated!!
    27. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      trunkman,
      Thanks for the appreciation and for stopping in. Always greatly appreciated!!

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