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C. 1940 Hawkeye Woven Refrigerator Picnic Basket

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C. 1930-40 woven wood picnic basket. This basket is made by Hawkeye and has a quarter of the inside metal liner divided up for a refrigerator. They would put ice and salt in that section and keep items frozen back then. It has wood handles, and the graphics on top are in gold leaf, so I think this was a pretty expensive piece in its day. Not only is this basket useable, it's great looking too. It has a beautiful patina on the wood, a natural crackle on the handles, and cool looking hardware. Pull this out at your next tailgate party and watch the gasps. Would also make a great decorative item in a country house, beach house, ranch, store, restaurant, etc...