20th Century Belgian-Congo Wicker Mail Basket
Date: mid 20th Century
Dimensions: H 32 cm W 72 cm D 51 cm
Shipping: $ 150
This beautiful decorative rattan trunk was used to transport mail from Belgium to Congo and back. Congo, Afrika, was a Belgian colony between 1908-1960.
The lid is covered with water repellent coarsely woven canvas and pieces of wood so they could be stacked. It closes with sturdy leather straps, metal hinges and locks, the rope handles make it easy to lift.
Perfect for storing extra blankets or magazines.
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