Polished Copper Firewood Basket

A socalled 'ferrat' from the the Auvergne, France. Old copper container reinforced with a frame and adorned with copper bands with which the women went to fetch water. They wore it either on the head, protecting themselves with a small rag crown or on the hip with a cushion, hence the usefulness of the handles on either side of the object.
$522.65
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Age18/19th century
StyleNeoclassical/Georgian
OriginFrance
Height26.0 cm | 10.2 inches
Width41.5 cm | 16.3 inches
Depth 35.0 cm | 13.8 inches
MaterialsPolished copper
Condition***

Classification: ***: Very good condition, limited wear given the age and use. **: Clear signs of wear and possible structural problems including small instabilities. Still well suited for use in an open fireplace. *: Structural instability that hinders function other than decorative. For example, open fireplace tongs with a loose mechanism so that the ends can overlap. A fireback in this classification can still be used in a gas fireplace or as a backsplash. Should you want additional information about the quality or the classification of a specific fireplace accessory, do not hesitate to ask.

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