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Antique Victorian Silver Plate Baskets

Antique silver plated baskets have been produced in England since the 18th century. In the Georgian period, baskets became increasingly popular for several reasons. The first reason is that baskets are decorative pieces which make excellent centerpieces. During the Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian eras, the wealthy and middle classes became enamored with dinner parties. Setting a beautiful dinner table was a wonderful way to show off their wealth as well as their great taste. Baskets with their handles, were a way at the table for food to be passed by guests rather than being served by the staff. Food used in these baskets usually consisted of bread, fruit, cakes as well as sweet treats. From elaborate Rococo and Victorian designs, to the plainer Edwardian and Art Deco forms, there is a basket that will complement all types of tables.

Antique Victorian Plate Basket

$725.00

Baskets became popular in the Georgian period, and continued to flourish during the Victorian and Edwardian eras. During these times, the wealthy and the middle class became enamored with dinner parties and all that they entailed. Baskets have always been popular for several reasons. Originally …

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Antique Victorian Plate Basket

$750.00

A handsome antique Victorian Plate oval Basket with an applied thread edge border and a pierced design that resonates near the rim. It has a hinged and reeded swing handle and resides on a pierced collet foot. Whether one chooses to use this basket for …

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Antique Victorian Plate Basket

$750.00

An Antique Victorian Silver Plated Basket. As most baskets made at this time were usually oval or round, it is always enjoyable to find one that is a different shape – this one is rectangular. This Antique Victorian Silver Plated Rectangular Basket is quite elegant …

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Antique Victorian Plate Basket

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Antique Victorian Plate Baskets are generally described as cake baskets but were more commonly used for bread and fruit. A handsome Antique Victorian Plate Basket having an oval body with a scalloped border. A very elegant swing handle complements this piece quite nicely. This basket …

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