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Storage Solution: Vintage Wicker Baskets

Posted on Jul 10, 2016 by

Sturdy baskets were essential equipment in Victorian mills and used to transport and store materials. The durability of wicker means many old baskets still survive. Some feature cast iron wheels for easy manoeuvring, while others display their original lettering. These large vintage specimens could be repurposed for the home to hold anything from chopped wood, to children’s toys or bathroom laundry.

Manchester textile mill cart, £620, Original House

The durability of natural fibre, Wicker means that many old baskets still survive. Read the full story in issue four of Warehouse Home interior design magazine

The durability of natural fibre, Wicker means that many old baskets still survive
Image courtesy of Original House

French wicker laundry trolley, £170, Mayfly Vintage

Used to transport and store materials, sturdy baskets were essential equipment in Victorian mills. Read the full story in issue four of Warehouse Home interior design magazine

Used to transport and store materials, sturdy baskets were essential equipment in Victorian mills
Image courtesy of Mayfly Vintage

Lancashire cotton mill baskets, From £150 each, Rochesters

These large vintage pieces could be repurposed as storage solutions for the home. Read the full story in issue four of Warehouse Home interior design magazine

These large vintage pieces could be repurposed as storage solutions for the home
Image courtesy of Rochesters

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This feature has been taken from Warehouse Home Issue Four, which is out now! The latest issue of the internationally renowned Warehouse Home magazine is live online and can be enjoyed in full and entirely free. Read Warehouse Home Issue Four by clicking here or view in the reader below.

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