Huge Wool Mill Basket


  • £340.00
  • €390 Euro
  • $430 US Dollar

United Kingdom

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Huge Wool Mill Basket

A huge early 20th century industrial mill basket, originally from James Shires & Sons of Huddersfield, established in 1864. With a wonderfully characterful misshapen appearance from years of abuse in an industrial setting, the basket remains solid and completely useable. Often called ‘wool skips’, these baskets were used to pile fleeces in and then dragged around different parts of the mill. As such, it has three wooden runners attached to the underside. Very small amount of historic woodworm, thoroughly treated as a precaution. Double handles to either side. Old paper tags and painted labels.

In completely original condition. Early 20th century.

H: 89cm W: 105cm D: 90cm


  • H: 89cm (35.04in)
  • W: 105cm (41.34in)
  • D: 90cm (35.43in)


First quarter 20th Century

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At Cunningham White's we source decorative antiques and furniture. We are guided by great decorative value, recognising the emotion that can be gained from owning something that just looks and feels so good. We don't pin ourselves down to one particular style or period. We simply love good looking things.

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