Wooden seed basket – France, Haute Savoie


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Traditionally, baskets of this type were used by Alpine farmers during the planting phase. The large curved handle allowed the basket to be held in the crook of one arm leaving the other free to scatter the seeds it contained. Simple carvings on all four sides depict stylized branches or stems, the date (1833), a heart and the Christogram IHS.
Excellent condition for an agricultural artefact. All nails appear to be original.

Length 50.5 cm (19.8 in) x width 32.5 (12.8 in) x height 44 cm (17 in) (including handle)


  • H: 44cm (17.32in)
  • W: 50.5cm (19.88in)
  • D: 32.5cm (12.80in)



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Bibliotheca Culinaria began as a specialized publisher providing books to Italy's professional chefs. Our curiosity regarding culinary history led to an interest in material culture and the many tools and objects that relate to agriculture, cooking, and dining.

We've assisted restaurants, pastry shops, and hotels in locating unusual items for their decor and are always delighted to add to a collection of kitchenalia. We welcome the challenge of assembling groups of objects for maximum visual impact. Our stock, largely Italian and French in origin, encompasses a range of materials and eras from Alpine treen to French majolica, from copper pots to Murano glass.

We find objects that display signs of use to be particularly eloquent. Handling them, we are reminded of the lasting impact of simple quotidian gestures and they return us to the particular convivial atmosphere of past times.

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