The measurements are approximate, as it is not a regular shape, the sides are not flat, and the whole basket tilts backwards when lying flat. It does not stand up alone due to present shape. Wicker is in good condition, and well woven. The edging to the lid, is in distressed condition on the corners and in some of the sections between the crossed plaiting. It is not lined internally.
The small metal attachment to turn across the horizontal to lock it in place, is missing, and therefore one side cannot be secured closed. "In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."