Posted 4 years ago
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!